Arjan Woudenberg

Main subject teacher Classical Music Clarinet, orchestral parts

Arjan Woudenberg started his studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and continued with clarinetist George Pieterson at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where he graduated cum laude and with honor for “special artistry”. He participated in master classes by, amongst others, Hans Deinzer, Thomas Friedli and Richard Stolzman.

He is principal clarinetist of the Netherlands Radio Filharmonic Orchestra. Since his entrance in 2002 Arjan Woudenberg enjoyed the wide variety in repertoire that comes across at the Radio Orchestra series. World and Dutch premieres by amongst others Michel van de Aa, John Adams, Thomas Adès, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jörg Widmann and Chen Qigang. View the website here. On the other half the collaboration with specialist in the authentic way of playing of the classical era such as Frans Brüggen and Philippe Herreweghe.

All concerts are live broadcasted and most of them still traceable on the internet.

Besides being a clarinetist in his orchestra, Arjan enjoys the subtle art of chamber music a lot. In both classical as well as modern repertoire, he has participated in many concerts and projects. Together with the renowned Doelen String Quartet, he played and recorded pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Tristan Keuris, Wolfgang Rihm, Karl Amadeus Hartmann and most recently Calliope Tsoupaki. The recording of her string quartet with added clarinet was very well received by both Dutch and international press. The collaboration with the lable Cybelle records resulted in a broadly acclaimed CD with all music for and with string quartet by Karl Amadeus Hartmann as well as recovered interviews with the composer and his relatives. Including the Kammerkonzert for clarinet, stringquartet and stringorchestra. Check it out here.

In 2012, Arjan was initiator and co-founder of the very successful, flexible and independent ensemble/music organization ‘Ludwig’. They have performed among others at the Milan-Torino Festival in Italy, La Folle Journée in Nantes (France) and have concerts coming up in all the big halls in Holland, in Geneva, Vienna and Paris, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Aix en Provence as well as a tour in the United States and Japan. The collaboration with Barbara Hannigan resulted in waves of attention throughout the globe. Check out our lively website and find our Grammy award nominated CD.

As teacher, he is willing and capable of sharing his experience in a wide variety of classical music. He is looking forward to meeting and sharing love for music with eager and talented students from all over the world.

Arjan Woudenberg holds a position as professor at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

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