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Change of Conservatory!

Dear friends,

I like to inform you about important news from the Dutch trombone-scene.

Our complete teaching team of the trombone department of the "Codarts" Conservatory in Rotterdam will change conservatory and from September 2011 we will start teaching at the "Conservatory of Amsterdam", "CvA".

  • Jörgen van Rijen, solo-trombone Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra;
  • Pierre Volders, solo-trombone Rotterdam Philharmonic;
  • Remco de Jager, trombone Rotterdam Philharmonic;
  • Ben van Dijk, solo-bass trombone Rotterdam Philharmonic

After more then 10 years of successful "team-teaching" within "Codarts" we will continue our work, as team, in Amsterdam.

The Conservatory of Amsterdam will give our trombone department more possibilities like:



1. A beautiful new building with wonderful studio's, concert halls and other facilities.


2. A very good classical department with successful other instrument departments.

3. Good possibilities for non European students to study with the professors.

Successes of our teaching-team in the past are jobs in many important orchestras around the world for students from this department.



Winning twice the important International Trombone Association’s “Emory Remington” trombone-choir competition on a row in 2005 and 2009.

Here are 2 video’s to give you an idea of the recent trombone-class of our team. This complete group will join us in our Amsterdam adventure!

“Christus factus est” Bruckner - Bruckner-Video
“635” Steven Verhelst "635"-Video

The Amsterdam conservatory website is:

CvA click here

For more information you may also contact me directly at:

Yours sincerely,


Ben van Dijk




Pedro José Silva do Monte said:

I need to learn the magic of playing trombone

April 11, 2011 12:01 AM

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