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Rudolf Weges

Rudolf Weges is an all-round professional trumpeter, Master of Music.
He studied classical trumpet with Auke van der Merk (principal trumpet of the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest) at the Conservatoire in Groningen. He also studied conducting with Lex van Diepen (formerly conductor of the Koninklijke Luchtmachtkapel) and concluded his studies in 1993.

In 1997 Rudolf continued his studies at the Utrechts Conservatoire, where he studied jazz trumpet with Willem Schoenmaker and Ack van Rooijen. He also participated in masterclasses with the American trumpeters Anthony Plog and Allen Vizzutti.


Rudolf studied baroque trumpet with Susan Williams at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He also had private lessons with Friedemann Immer, and has given performances as both soloist and orchestral player with the Kölner Barockorchester, the Hamburger Barockorchester, Concerto Barocco, Cappella Maria Barbera and Gelders Bach Collegium.

Rudolf’s playing career to date has let him to perform in a wide variety of styles as a soloist and in numerous orchestras. As such, he has toured throughout the whole of Europe as well as performing in Canada, Tasmania and New Zealand. His playing experience has encompassed baroque and symphony orchestras, bigbands, wind orchestras, musicals, pop, funk and jazz.

For six years he was the solo trumpeter with a Dutch militairy band.

He currently plays in the following ensembles:

Rudolf played as free lance trumpeter in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Dutch National Opera.
He also plays in various Chamber and symphony orchestras, such as Ensemble Conservatoire, Helios Ensemble, Het Promenade Orkest and plays Bach Cantatas on modern as on baroque trumpet (e.g. Amersfoorts  Kantate Orkest).

Rudolf teaches trumpet for the School of music Ceres in Utrecht and is also working for the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam.