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Hans Van der Zanden

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Hans van der Zanden, while still a student at the conservatories of Maastricht and Tilburg (NL) Mr. van der Zanden received his first invitation from Maestro Jac van Steen to play as principal horn in the Neues Berliner Kammerorchester.


Soon after he was appointed principal horn in The North Netherlands Orchestra in Groningen, NL. Currently, Mr. van der Zanden is principal horn of Brussels Philharmonic.

As an invited guest with some of the world’s top ensembles, Hans has travelled extensively throughout his career, not only within Europe, but also Asia, Russia and both North&South America.

Mr. van der Zanden can be heard on a multitude of television and film soundtracks.  His extensive catalogue includes films scored by Alan Silvestri, Elliot Goldenthal and the Oscar winning film, “The Artist” by Ludovic Bource.

Mr. van der Zanden gives regular master classes in Chiaramonte Gulfi (Italy),  Udine/Fagagna  (Italy) and Cullera (Spain).


Since September 2018, Mr. van der Zanden is professor of horn at Fontys Conservatory, Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Tilburg (NL).


  • Main Focus on Audition

  • Preparing Audition Excerpts

  • Stage Behaviour

  • Mozart, Strauss, Neuling with Piano Accompaniment 

  • 1 Concert with full horn class, both individual and ensamble playing  

  • Audition for independent jury (students get the opportunity to win at least 1 payed week work with Brussels Philarmonic

  • All audition material will be listed and send to you after the application closing date

Last day of application is 1st June 2024

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