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Simon Van Holen

Current position(s): Solo-Contrabassoon of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Professor of Bassoon & Contrabassoon at Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Previous position(s): Academy Position & Solo-Contrabassoon of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker

Education: The Royal Conservatory in The Hague; Robert Schumann Musikhochschule

Recordings: Debut-album Pro Contra!

Notable performances/accomplishments: Took part in Zermatt Festival Academy and Gustav Mahler Academy; awarded the prize Prix de Salon for his extraordinary musicianship; performed with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, & Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen; has performed with some of the most legendary musicians, including Menahem Pressler, Ingo Goritzki, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jürgen Kussmaul, and Wolfgang Boettcher

Teaching Opportunities: Regularly gives masterclasses around the globe

Instrument: Fox Model 920

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