Hans Van der Zanden
Hans van der Zanden, solohorn Brussels Philharmonic.
After graduating from the conservatory he was invited as soloist to the Berlin Chamber Orchestra (Neues Berliner Kammerorchester), conducted by Jac van Steen where he brilliantly began his career as a solohorn playing with hornplayers such as Sarah Willis (Berlin Philharmonic) and Bodo Werner (Komische Oper Berlin).
Hans van der Zanden is also a successful soloist. Recently he performed Haydn’s Concerto for two horns and orchestra with the Hamburger Camerata, Schumann’s Konzertstück op.84 for four horns and orchestra with Collegium Musicum Düsseldorf and Britten’s Serenade op.31 for tenor, horn and strings with the Novosibirsk Chamber Orchestra. He was guest soloist at a ‘Holland – Russia Festival’ with the Cheliabinsk Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anton Grishanin. During this festival,Hans van der Zanden performed Mozart’s Horn Concerto KV417 and Strauss Horn Concerto no.1 op.11.
Due to these succesfull performances he was invited back to Cheliabinsk, to perform the Rheinhold Glière Horn concerto op.91. Hans van der Zanden was contracted as Post-Degree-Teacher with the Ural State Philharmonic Orchestra of Ekaterinburg, Russia. During these intensive teaching periods he also plays with the Ural State Philharmonic including the Britten Serenade op.31 during festival EURASIA, which was recorded and broadcasted through live stream. Other solo appearances include Strauss Hornconcerto op.11 with Samara Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozart KV447 with St. Peterburg Radio Orchestra, live TV broadcast of Haydn’s 2nd hornconcerto with Brussels Philharmonic and many others.
Hans van der Zanden is also an active chamber music performer and he has played with Stefan Vladar, Anastasia Goldberg, Gil Sharon, Rivka Golany, Alexander Kagan, Georgy Yufa and many others. Furthermore he is a member of the Goldberg Ensemble.
Hans van der Zanden has been Principal Horn with the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra since 2002. As of 2011 he is solohorn with Brussels Philharmonic.
Over the next few years he was invited to join orchestras such as:
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Gelders Orchestra, Philharmony Zuidnederland, Sinfonietta Amsterdam, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, where he held the function of solohorn for 9 years (THE NETHERLANDS)
Opera Antwerp / Gent, Symphonic Orchestra of Flanders, Orcehstre Philharmonique de Liège, Brussels Philharmonic, of which he is currently holding the position as solohorn (BELGIUM)
Essener Philharmoniker, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Münster, Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Kiel, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Hamburger Camerata (GERMANY)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (NORWAY)
Ural State Symphony Orchestra (RUSSIA)