Brandt Attema

Bass trombonist Brandt Attema has been a member of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra since 1999. He is also a member of the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and the New Trombone Collective. As a substitute he has played with, amongst others, the Asko|Schoenberg ensemble and many great orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.

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

In July 2008 Brandt played the debut concert of his duo with harpist Astrid Haring at the World Harp Congress in Amsterdam. Since then they have 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.