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Peter studied at the Utrecht conservatory with Hans Komst and Albert Zuijderduin. There he obtained his teachers diploma, and diplomas for alto trombone,

tenor trombone, tenor tuba, contrabass trombone and performers diploma for bass trombone with honours.


While studying he was also employed for a season with the Residentie orchestra in The Hague with Hans Vonk. Peter has been employed since 1985 as bass trombonist by the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra in Enschede. On leaving college the national classical radio station broadcast  a program featuring Peter.


Peter freelances with many Dutch symphony orchestras and new music ensembles. In doing so he has met many famous conductors including Andre Previn, Neeme Jaervi, Riccardo Chailly, Carlo Maria Giulini, Valeri Gergiev and Mariss Jansons. Working with these orchestras has given him the chance to travel and perform all over the world and resulted in the recording

of several CDs. These recordings include works by

E. Varese, G. Ligeti en O. Messiaen with the Schoenberg and Asko ensembles.


PETER VAN KLINK -  Bass Trombone



Peter worked with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra recording Scheherazade by

N. Rimski-Korsakov and the Orchestral Favourites of R. Wagner (contrabass trombone).


He has also participated in several theatre productions with the Valerius Ensemble and the Zuidelijk Toneel in the “Ruhrtriennale”. In 1990 he was appointed as trombone teacher at the ArtEZ conservatory. The international trombone week which took place in 1997 still regularly attracts foreign students from England, Germany, Letland and Russia. They come especially

for the bass trombone expertise developed in Enschede. In the last few years Peter has regularly been invited as guest professor to the conservatory in Riga, Letland and Thessaloniki in Greece.

02 Lätzsch Trombone Festival 2014 (Peter van Klink)