Hans Zonderop

Main subject teacher percussion and orchestral parts (Classical Department)

Hans Zonderop studied in Utrecht with Michael de Roo, Peter Ypma, Jeroen Goldsteen, Keiko Abe and others, and obtained his UM diploma in 1989. Hans Zonderop is 1st percussionist with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Both during and after his studies he played in various orchestras and ensembles and was also a percussionist with Circle Percussion. In this ensemble he specialised in the playing of Japanese drums. He toured the world with Circle Percussion, together with the Netherlands Dance Theatre, Keiko Abe and the Japanese percussion group KODO. Hans is currently, along with his work with the RPO, teacher at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and is percussionist in the Luzern Festival Orchestra.