Arthur Vanderhoeft Visit
Biography: Arthur Vanderhoeft
Arthur Vanderhoeft studied at the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and Antwerp, and with Mario Guarneri at the California Institute of the Arts in California, USA. He was also a student of the late James Stamp. He obtained First Prices for trumpet and chamber music. At CalArts he graduated as Master of Fine Arts.
In 1971 he was the First Prize winner in the National Competition Pro Civitate (now Axion Classics).
While still a student he took part in several projects. He performed with the Flemish National Youth Brass Band, the Belgian Youth Orchestra, the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra and the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble course.
After finishing his studies he chose for a teaching career. But he also often performed on a freelance basis with the Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra, the BRT Symphonic Orchestra, the Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, the Theo Mertens Brass Ensemble, the Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, the Brabant Brass Band, the Fred Van Hove Quintet, Brass Band Willebroek and Festival Brass Band. He was also a member of the internationally renowned Xenakis-ensemble.
While devoting himself to his steadily growing Brass Class at the Antwerp Music Academy, he went back to the Brussels Conservatory to specialize on the corno da caccia. He worked there during 3 intensive years with the renowned horn professor André Van Driessche and obtained another First Prize on the corno da caccia.
As a soloist he performed in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, the USA, Costa Rica, Russia and Thailand.
He also performs regularly in recitals with his wife, Greet Severens, bringing a unique program of trumpet and clarinet music.
He conducted different ensembles and orchestras in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Switzerland, the USA, Costa Rica and Russia. In his programming he never neglects bringing work from Belgian composers.
He is still full time teacher at the Antwerp Music Academy. He conducts several orchestras in the province of Antwerp and functions regularly as a contest juror.
Vanderhoeft's Visit to Louisville
Belgian trumpet solo artist Arthur Vanderhoeft, was the featured artist and conductor at the 7th Annual University of Louisville Brass Extravaganza. Vanderhoeft teaches at the Antwerp Music Academy, and conducts several orchestras in the province of Antwerp. The January 28, 2007 concert was hosted by The Louisville Brass and featured works by Jan Segers, Jan Koetsier, Kevin Houben, and Borodin. In addition, Vanderhoeft was trumpet soloist on Arutunian’s Concert Scherzo and Elegy, and was corno da caccia soloist on the Foerster Concerto.
Vanderhoeft’s appearance at U of L included a recital of music for corno da caccia with U of L professor Michael Tunnell and pianist Meme Tunnell on Tuesday, January 30. This program included works by: Telemann, Röllig, Heinichen, Vivaldi, Förster, Tchaikovsky, Fasch. In addition, Vanderhoeft presented a master class at the University of Louisville and recorded Molter’s Symphonia for four corni da caccia with Tunnell, Stacy Simpson, and Bruce Heim. These events at the University of Louisville was made possible through the generosity of: the University of Louisville School of Music and Dean Christopher Doane; the University of Louisville School of Music Applied Music Division, John Jones, Chair; the University of Louisville Student Government Association; Miles Ahead; Don Wilson Music; Mel Owen Music; Conrad Music; and Lee Coldiron.
From January 31 to February 2, Vanderhoeft and Tunnell presented concerts and master classes at several regional universities. On January 31 the duo performed at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music with pianist Sandra Rivers. The visit, hosted by CCM Trumpet Professor Alan Siebert, also included a master class by Vanderhoeft. On February 1 Vanderhoeft and Tunnell presented the corno program at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by Allan Cox. The tour concluded on February 2 with a master class/recital hosted by Vince DiMartino at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
- Submitted by Michael Tunnell