Trombone Day in Limburg

Trombone Day  in Limburg

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Trombone Day 2017

After two successful editions, the Limburg Trombone Ensemble is organising its third Trombone Day on Saturday, May 6th 2017, at Adams Muziekcentrale in Ittervoort . The day is devoted to the theme of talent development and inspiration and will be full of musical activities for trombonists of all ages, regardless of level.


During the Trombone Day, trombonists will get the chance to work with leading trombonists such as Martin Schippers (tenor and bass trombonist in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Thomas Horch (solo trombonist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra ) and Armin Bachmann (Slokar Quartet, among others). Participants will go to work intensively with these trombonists during the workshops and can count on an unforgettable experience.

Closing Concert

The Trombone Day at ADAMS Muziekcentrale will be concluded by a concert of the Limburg Trombone Ensemble, under the direction of Sandor Hendriks in collaboration with the guest teachers. The closing concert starts at  ± 16:45 hours at Muziekcentrale Adams in Ittervoort and admission is free.

A registration form is available here.

Teaching team Trombone Day 2017 

Thomas Horch – Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Martin Schippers – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Armin Bachman – international soloist and teacher, trombonist of the Slokar Quartet

Sandor Hendriks – South Netherlands Philharmonic

Bram Peters -  Netherlands Ballet Orchestra

Thomas Horch 

 Thomas Horch studied first with Hans Kuhner and later with Prof. Branimir Slokar in Cologne. While still a student, he was invited at age 22 to play in the Berlin Philharmonic  under Herbert van Karajan.. In 1990, Mr. Horch entered the Bavarian Radio Orchestra in Munich, after being the first German trombonist to ever win a prize at the ARD International Music Competition. He has played throughout the entire world under the most prominent conducters, such as Carlos Kleiber, Seiji Ozawa, Sergiu Celibidache, Bernard Haitink, Ricardo Muti, Sir Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Meta, Sir Colin Davis, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons and Leonard Bernstein, among others.

He acquired much chamber music experience in, among others, the German Brass Ensemble and the Münchner Posaunenquartet. His aspirations as pedagogue took him to Japan, USA and innumerable European cities. He is Professor für Posaune at the Musikhochschule Műnich.

Martin Schippers, trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam (see also

At seven years of age, Martin Schippers (Enschede, 1982) began his musical career on tenor tuba, receiving lessons from  grandpa Schippers. At 15 , he switched to trombone and took lessons from his uncle, Hans Schippers. Two years later, he went to study at the Rotterdam Conservatory. During his second year at the conservatory, he was appointed  second trombonist in the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2005, he was solo trombonist in the Radio Chamber Philharmonic. Martin has been second/bass trombone in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since April, 2009.  As member of  the  New Trombone Collective (until 2010) and the International Trombone ensemble, among others, he has stood on many international podiums. In recent years, Martin has grown into a versatile musician , active on several instruments and in various styles.

Armin Bachmann 

“When the energy sounds and the passion is played as a melody, then I feel happy.”

Much of Armin Bachmann’s passion is reflected in this statement. He was trombonist in many European orchestras, member of countless chamber music ensembles such as Swiss brass consort ensembles and Duo Pazzo Műnchen. Professor at the Hochschule fűr Musik “Franz Liszt” in Weimar, in addition to master classes in Tokyo, Paris, Manchester, Vienna, Munich, Helsinki, Lugano etc, as well as director of the music school in the region of Burgdorf.

Furthermore, Mr. Bachmann has made more than 45 CD recordings, live performances on radio and TV, world premieres of various contemporary works … a passionate Alphorn and casual euphonium player.  Since 1983, member of  the famous Slokar Trombone Quartet in which he performs with his former teacher, Branimir Slokar, throughout the whole world .  In 2012, he was awarded the music prize of the canton of Solothurn. Armin Bachmann lives his passion!

Sandor Hendriks

Sandor Hendriks (1979) began playing bugle in the brass band St. Wiro in the Reutje. when he was seven years old. He exchanged this instrument for trombone when he was 13. He began his trombone studies at the Maastricht Conservatory in 1992 and received his masters from the Musikhochschule Aachen. During his study, Sandor was engaged by the Duisburger Sinfonikern – Deutsche Oper am Rhein in the season 1998-99. He also substituted in this period in various professional orchestras and in 1997 was invited to play in the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival Orchester. Sandor has been employed by the South Netherlands Philharmonic since September 1999. Besides this permanent position, Sandor is also active in chamber music. He is the founder of  the Limburg Trombone Ensemble and has conucted it since 2000.  He plays with his fellow students in the Limburg brass quintet, Southern Brass, and played many years in the renowned large brass ensemble, Flexible Brass. Sandor is in great demand as repetitor for concert and brass bands.

Bram Peeters  

Bram Peeters (1979) has been playing trombone since 10 years old. He studied at the conservatories of Maastricht and Rotterdam. During his study, he was member of the Netherlands Youth Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra and the International Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and participated in the masterclasses of  many renowned trombonists. On account of his particular interest  in old music, he went to the Hochschule fűr Musik Aachen. He has held the position of solo trombone in the Holland Symfonia in Amsterdam since 2003. In addition to his orchestra position and teaching activities, he substitutes in various ensembles, symphony and baroque orchestras , here and abroad.

Sign up?

Would you like to participate? Sign up via one of the above Schools of Music in your area or  Further information can be obtained via the website or contact  Sandor Hendriks  Ph.+ 0031(0)6 55 872 998 ,

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