Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Artist's BiographyBart Claessens (born September 7th 1982) studied trombone at the Rotterdam Conservatorium with teachers George Wiegel, Jorgen van Rijen, Pierre Volders and Ben van Dijk. He also participated in masterclasses with Joseph Alessi, Michel Bequet, Bart van Lier, Christian Lindberg and Jonas Bylund.
While still a student aged 19, Bart won the position of tenor/bass trombonist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 2007 he successfully auditioned for the position of Principal Trombone.
He was a member of the New Trombone Collective until 2010, and is currently a member of the International Trombone Ensemble and the Brass of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO Brass).
Additionally Bart is also a trombone professor at the Maastricht Conservatorium.