Brandt Attema, trombone

Brandt Attema was appointed honorary professor at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark in October 2018. His inaguration concert at RAMA was on 21 November 2018.

Brandt Attema has been a professor of bass trombone at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague since September 2007.

Since 1999, he has been a member of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also a member of the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and the New Trombone Collective. As a substitute, he has played with many great orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since 2008, Brandt plays in a duo with harpist Astrid Haring. The duo has inspired many composers to write for this unique combination. They have performed concerts all over the world together, for example in Brazil, Singapore, Denmark, Sweden and Germany.

Brandt Attema studied with Ben van Dijk at the conservatory of Rotterdam where he finished his studies with the highest honours. He also studied with such great trombonists and teachers as George Wiegel, Bart van Lier, Michel Becquet, Joe Alessi, Charley Vernon, Michael Mulcahy and Blair Bollinger.

In September 1999, Brandt Attema won the international competition for bass trombone in Guebwiller, France. Since then he has been a soloist and clinician at numerous festivals throughout the world.

Page last updated 10th of January 2019