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Peter de Hoop - Trombone


Peter de Hoop grew up in Waalwijk. He started playing the trumpet at the music school and in the harmony orchestra. Due to his height, he switched to the trombone when he was fourteen. Following the advice of his teacher Piet Joris, Peter continued his education at the Tilburg Conservatoire. After his military service, he moved on to the Conservatoire in Arnhem to study with Kees Blokker. He received his Master’s degree in 1990. During this time, he got to experience contemporary music for the first time – through a project focusing on composer Theo Loevendie. He was very impressed by being able to play music by a composer whom he could just ask: ‘how do you want it to sound?’ This way of working is still special, inspiring and motivating to Peter.

As a freelance trombonist, Pter played with various orchestras, including the Brabants Orkest and Het Gelder Orkest. In 1997, he joined orkest de ereprijs. He also plays in the ska band The Scattered Lights and jazz-funk quartet Chamberfunk. As a teacher he worked for the music school in Veghel. He currently teaches around thirty trombone students of all ages.

For Peter, the combination of performing musician and teacher is ideal. On the one hand, there is the challenge of playing new music with de ereprijs and on the other, he gets to stay in touch with students to instill in them his enthousiasm for the trombone and for music.