19 August 2007

Ben van Dijk (NL)

Ben earned his Solo Diploma cum laude in 1980 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 1976, he was appointed to the bass trombone position in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. He continued to study with Jeff Reynolds and Roger Bobo in Los Angeles.After 23 years with the N.R.P.O., Ben joined the Rotterdam Philharmonic as solo bass trombonist. He played for more then 15 years with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and is still active as bass trombonist in the Dutch Jazz Orchestra. He has also played with the Dutch Brass Sextet for fourteen years. Ben is Professor at the Rotterdam Conservatory and the Royal College of Music in Manchester.

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