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Jörgen Van Rijen


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    Come Ye Sons of Art, Z.323: III. Sound the Trumpet - Trumpet, trombone, baroque guitar, cello and organ - Henry Purcell, Wim Van Hasselt, Mike Fentross, Benedikt Enzler, Jorge Lopez-Escribano
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    Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974 (After A. Marcello's S.Z799) [Arr. J. van Rijen]: II. Adagio - Johann Sebastian Bach, Camerata RCO, Arvo Pärt
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    Fratres (Arr. for Trombone, String Ensemble & Percussion) - Arvo Pärt, Camerata RCO
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    Il Flaminio: "Mentre l’erbetta pasce l’agnella" (Aria) (Arr. for Brass Ensemble) - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Brass United, Jasper De Waal, Stephane Labeyrie, Alexandre Baty, Wim Van Hasselt
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    Vater unser (Arr. for Trombone & String Ensemble) - Arvo Pärt, Camerata RCO
Principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Jörgen van Rijen is also much in demand as a soloist with a special commitment to promoting his instrument, developing new repertoire for the trombone and bringing the existing repertoire to a broader audience.
He is a specialist on both the modern and baroque trombone.
He performs as a soloist with distinguished conductors and orchestras all over the world, such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Czech Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Antwerp Symphony, Radio Symphony Berlin and Tokyo Philharmonic.
Jörgen actively promotes new repertoire for his instrument, and various composers have written new pieces for him, among which are James MacMillan, Kalevi Aho, JacobTV and Florian Maier.
Besides winning several international solo competitions, he received the Netherlands Music Prize, the highest distinction in the field of music by the Dutch Ministry of Culture and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
At the invitation of maestro Claudio Abbado, he became principal trombonist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. As guest principal he has performed with many different orchestras, such as the LA Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.
Jörgen is teaching at the Amsterdam Conservatory and is Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.


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