Hans van der Zanden
Hans van der Zanden, solo collector or Brussels Philharmonic, is one of the leading French-horn players of Europe nowadays. After graduating from the conservatory he was invited as a soloist to the Berlin Chamber Orchestra (Neues Berliner Kammerorchester), conducted by Jac van Steen, where he brilliantly started his career as a solo player with hornplayers such as Sarah Willis (Berlin Philharmonic) and Bodo Werner ( Comical 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 his successfull 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 or Ekaterinburg, Russia. During these intensive teaching sessions, the Ural State Philharmonic, including the British Serenade, will be played during the 31st festival during 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 or Haydn's 2nd hornconcerto with Brussels Philharmonic and many others.
Hans van der Zanden is also an active chamber music performer and has played with StefanVladar, Anastasia Goldberg, Gil Sharon, Rivka Golany, Alexander Kagan and Georgy Yufa and many others. Furthermore he is a member of the Goldberg Ensemble.
Hans van der Zanden has been a Principal Horn with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra since 2002. As of 2011 he is a solo with Brussels Philharmonic.