new trombone collective

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new trombone collective

New Trombone Collective

Collective, which is the number one goal of a trombonist, can be equally difficult for other traditional solo instrumentalists. The trombonist is always looking for connection, open-minded and a solid bass player in the orchestra.

In other words, in order to become a professional trombonist, it is necessary to practice daily, focusing not only on the individual but also on the collective. A few people in Rotterdam knew this well. This activity began in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A special club of trombonists gathered at the music school...where George Wiegel, later Ben van Dijk, Bert van Lier and Michel Becke started this activity together with unique and talented students. They devoted all their energy to new experiments with the trombone as an instrument and, at the same time, to refine the trombone section of Dutch orchestras and ensembles.

Since 2001, the collective has changed its name to the current New Trombone Collective, embodying the "soul" of a true trombonist. While trying to further develop the instrument, he is also polishing his talent. This tight-knit group is active in many places. Dedicated to promoting the trombone successfully and making it known to the general public, he has received the Ellie Ameling Award, the ITA Award, etc. The European Trombone Festival has produced incredible projects such as Slide Factory, The Young Trombone Collective, and a tribute to Arbie Green, as well as music publications, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner and Nico Marley touring. and have created their own app. By collaborating with composers, he creates amazing combinations of different instruments, playing styles and techniques without losing sight of the exciting jazz, contemporary and classical music. A one-of-a-kind concert that captivates audiences around the world.

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  • tenor trombone

Remko de Jager (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra)

Koen Kaptijn

Sebastiaan Kemner

Jörgen van Rijen (Principal, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)

Alexander Verbeek (Principal, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra)

Pierre Volders (Principal, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra)

Jeffrey Kant (Cologne WDR Symphony Orchestra)

  • bass trombone

Brandt Attema (Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra)

Mark Boonstra


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