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  • Pre-days of Slide Factory 2009

      Yesterday the masterclasses given by Joe Alessi, Michel Becquet, Jorgen van Reijen and Stefan Schultz started at the Rotterdam Consevatory. Students of the conservatories of New York (Julliard), Lyon, Lausanne, Berlin and Rotterdam received their first day of lessons from these great players. I had the honor to give a master class in the ...
    Posted to Ben's Ramblings (Weblog) by Administrator on 03-24-2009
  • New line of mutes!!!

    New line of mutes!!! Dear friends, I had the opportunity to help develop a new line of mutes for the trombone. My colleague, Richard Speetjens, French horn player in the Rotterdam Philharmonic asked my to help. I can tell you the result is absolutely super.It is a line of wooden mutes for tenor- bass- and contrabass trombone. The new ...
    Posted to Articles (Weblog) by Administrator on 03-12-2009
  • Make reservation for summer course now!

    Posted to Ben's Ramblings (Weblog) by Administrator on 03-02-2009
  • New trb4 plus Ben

    This spring I will record several new compositions written for me with the accompaniment of this new trombone quartet. Bart, Quirijn, Martin, Tomer and Ben after their rehearsal. Bart Claessens - solo trombone Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraMartin Schippers - 2/3 trombone Royal Concertgebouw orchestraQuirijn van den Bijlaard - solo trombone ...
    Posted to Ben's Ramblings (Weblog) by Administrator on 03-02-2009
  • Workshop in Germany

     My friend Frank Möwes will organize his 4th version of a trombone workshop in Germany. I am invited to join this interesting team of teachers:  Enrique Crespo, German Brass (Zusage)Michael Massong, Soloposaunist Aalborg Sinfonie Orchester Uwe Schrodi, 2/1 Posaune Bayerischer Rundfunk (Zusage)Christoph Weber, 2/3 Posaune Bamberger ...
    Posted to Ben's Ramblings (Weblog) by Administrator on 03-02-2009
  • Ben at RNCM in Manchester

    Saturday 20, Sunday 22 and Monday 23 February I visited Manchester. The main reason was to be guest soloist during one of yearly British Trombone Society days at the Royal College of Music in Manchester. The host was Professor Chris Houlding of the Folkwang Hochschule, Essen/RNCM. Chris invited both Niels Ole Bo Johansen ( Professor at the ...
    Posted to Ben on Tour (Weblog) by Administrator on 03-02-2009
  • Finally, version 2.0 is online!

    It's finally online, the second major version of (the previous version of the website was online for 8 years). We're still in the process of migrating content from the old website to the new one, but we were so eager to finally put the new site online we decided that content will just have to grow in the weeks/months to ...
    Posted to Ben's Ramblings (Weblog) by Administrator on 02-26-2009
  • Isaac Sanabria wins audition Chile.

    Just recently my former student at the Rotterdam Conservatory, Isaac Sanabria, won the audition for the basstrombone opening in the Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago de Chile. After finishing his study for tenor trombone at the Codarts Conservatory Isaac switched to the basstrombone and studied with me for 2 1/2 years in Rotterdam. In this periode ...
    Posted to Ben's Ramblings (Weblog) by Administrator on 02-16-2009
  • Winner ITA 2009 Emory Remington trombone ensemble competition

    Yesterday we received the news that our Rotterdam CODARTS Conservatory trombone-class is the winner of this years ITA Emory Remington trombone ensemble Competition   The full class with Ben after their Febr-2009 Enschede concert. We teachers, Jörgen van Rijen, Pierre Volders and I, Ben van Dijk are very proud of this success and like to ...
    Posted to Articles (Weblog) by Administrator on 02-14-2009
  • Second Dutch Basstrombone Open success!

    These photo's were taken during the second version of the DUTCH BASS TROMBONE OPEN 2008.  Some 45 bass trombonists came together and had 3 super days in Oegstgeest-Holland. Organised by Marcel Schot, Bert Damsma and Erwin Dijkstra and this year with Faculty-staff members. Doug Yeo - Boston Symphony OrchestraPhil Teele - Hollywood ...
    Posted to Articles (Weblog) by Administrator on 10-29-2008
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