Herbert SlegersArtist Manager and Project Adviser
Herbert Slegers studied piano and double bass at the Conservatory in The Hague. In 1960 he started working as a pianist with the Nederlands Danstheater and in 1966 he joined the Netherlands Chamber orchestra by that time conducted by Szymon Goldberg and David Zinman.
The following years the Netherlands Chamber orchestra has taken him around the world; appearing in Europe, the USA, Australia, China and Japan.
During this period Herbert Slegers studied orchestra conducting with the well-known Dutch conductor Jaap Spaanderman, the teacher of Edo de Waart and Hans Vonk.
In 1985 the Netherlands Chamber orchestra was forced to merge with two other Dutch orchestras. The new company was called the Netherlands Philharmonic orchestra that exist of two ensembles, a Symphony orchestra and a Chamber orchestra. Herbert Slegers was invited to become the artistic director of this new organization and together with its chief conductor Hartmut Haenchen he has been building this new orchestra's for 16 years to the high level of today.
Since 2002 Herbert Slegers works as freelance artistic manager.
In this quality he worked for the Brabant Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic orchestra, the Residentie Orchestra in The Hague and Holland Symfonia in Amsterdam.
As temporary artistic leader of these orchestras he made season programming, inviting conductors and soloists and preparing the concert series.
From 2005 till 2012 Herbert Slegers was the artistic manager classical music of the Dr. Anton Philips Hall in The Hague and was responsible for 50 concerts, symphonic and chamber music, a year.
He joined TACT in 2010.