Hans van der Zanden
Hans van der Zanden – solohorn of Brussels Philharmonic, is regarded as one of the leading french-horn players of Europe nowadays. After graduating from the conservatory he was invited as soloist to the Berlin Chamber Orchestra (Neues Berliner Kammerorchester), conducted by Jacq van Steen where he brilliantly began his career as a solohorn playing with famous hornplayers such as Sarah Willis (Berlin Philharmonic) and Bodo Werner (Komische Oper Berlin).
Over the next few years he was invited to join orchestras such as: Nurnberger Symphoniker, Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Munster, Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Kiel, Hamburger Camerata (Germany), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Limburg Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Rotterdam, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (The Netherlands), Opera Antwerp / Gent, Symphnoic Orchestra of Flanders ( Belgium). He currently is a solohorn of Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hans van der Zanden worked with such renowned conductors as Mariss Jansons, Sir Neville Marriner, Jaap van Zweden, Mikhail Jurowski, Dmitry Liss, Dmitri Jurowski, Elijahu Inbal, Michel Tabachnik, Yakov Kreizberg, Neeme Jaärvi, Andrew Litton, Alexander Vedernikov, Vasily Petrenko and many others.
Hans van der Zanden plays almost the entire horn repertoire. Every year he is invited to play solo and chamber music in different festivals in Europa and abroad. Special for him, composed by Dutch composer Cees Nieuwenhuizen Sonata for Horn and Piano and 3 pieces for solohorn.
Hans van der Zanden plays a horn build by firm ALEXANDER and a customized horn, made for him, model “Hans van der Zanden” by popular master Klaus Fehr.
Hans van der Zanden is also a frequently asked horn player for film music and recorded music to movies like Oscar winning “The Artist”. He has been working directly with oscar composers like Steven Warbeck, Ludovic Bource, Hans Zimmer, Eliot Goldenthal and many others.
Low horn at Hamburg Philharmonic / Hamburg opera, played with renowned conductors like Daniele Gatti, Kent Nagano, Valery Gergiev, Ivan Fischer, Herbert Blommstedt. Has been asked to play in orchestra’s like Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra, NDR Hamburg, Netherland Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
Co-Principal horn with Netherlands Philharmonic before joining the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, International Soloist, played with renowned conductors like Bernhard Haitink, Herbert von Karajan, Sir Georg Solti, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado. Has been asked to play in orchestra’s such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, London Symphony Orchestra. Specialist on modern music as member of the ASKO | Schönberg Ensemble.
3rd horn at Opera Mannheim before joining Brussels Philharmonic Hornsection, played with conductors like Stéphane Denève, Mariss Janssons, Hartmut Haenchen. Has been asked to play in orchestra’s such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Residential Orchestra the Hague. Prize winner of the International Horn Contest Prague.
He is one of the founding members of Galaxy Studios in Belgium where today, in addition to being a Film Music Contractor, he is also conducting film scores, arranging music and producing projects of all kinds.
He is represented by Arien Arts and Music Management as oboe soloist and by Wild Cherry Consult as film composer.
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