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Arne Visser, conductor & tubaplayer

The Dutch conductor & tubaplayer Arne Visser (1981) works as a freelancer with renowned symphony orchestras in The Netherlands (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, The Hague Philharmonic, Ballet Orchestra Amsterdam) and abroad (Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra). He teaches tuba, euphonium and educational skills at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and plays these instruments in innovative & trend-setting groups like the Neo-Fanfare 9×13 and the Pynarello Symphony-orchestra. In season 2020-2021 he’ll conduct some productions at ‘orkest de Ereprijs’.

Arne has worked as a chambermusic-coach and assistant-conductor at several conservatories and at the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble. Besides that he has been chief conductor for many years with three symphony orchestras: The Hague Students Symphony Orchestra ‘Valerius’, The National Project Orchestra and the Bataafs Symphony Orchestra. He went on tour to China, South-Africa, France, Italy and Germany, and performed masterpieces like The Planets (Holst), Pictures of an Exhibition (Mussorgsky) and the Fifth Symphony of Shostakovich.

He studied tuba at the Royal Conservatory (The Hague) with Hendrik-Jan Renes and followed masterclasses with Roger Bobo, Jens Bjørn Larsen and Rex Martin. Playing euphonium he won the solist-price at the Dutch Brassband Festival in 1997 with Brassband Schoonhoven and participated succesfully at the UGDA European Tuba-contest (Luxemburg), where he was invited as a jury-member afterwards. Four years he toured around Europe with the National Youth Orchestra and the World Youth Orchestra.

At the Royal Conservatory he gained his windband-conducting diploma with Alex Schillings, and had lessons ‘orchestral conducting’ with Wim Bredenhorst, José Miguel Esandi, Arie van Beek and Jurjen Hempel. At the Rotterdam Conservatory ‘Codarts’ he studied orchestral conducting with Hans Leenders and was invited twice to conduct the National Youth Orchestra during masterclasses of Mark Wigglesworth and Etienne Siebens.