Former Iceland Symphony Orchestra trumpet player David Nooteboom has moved back to Holland, to further expand his career as a free lance trumpeter not only in his home country but also internationally. Alongside his orchestral playing Nooteboom is working on the development of his solo career. In December he will return to Iceland to play the Shostakovich Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings, and in 2004 is contracted to play the Arutunian Concerto with a wind band followed in May by a tour of Norway. Besides his work as a trumpeter he has started his own professional orchestra the Begeleidingsorkest Midden Nederland (Orchestra of Middle Holland) which, in its first concert at the end of January, will perform Bizet's opera Carmen. The orchestra has bookings lined up all the way into 2006 including works such as Messiah, Christmas Oratorio and Symphony of Psalms - "plenty of interesting stuff for trumpet," comments Nooteboom. Well may he say so: apart from his role running this new orchestra, David, clearly not inclined to be work-shy, is also its principal trumpet!
In addition to his work as a trumpet player Nooteboom has been an active teacher both in Iceland (where he has taught at the Conservatory of Music of the Icelandic Musicians' Union) and in Holland. Now he is organizing workshops all around Europe. In "How to do an Orchestral Audition" students will learn more about the audition for an orchestra, in a workshop environment where it is important not only to let the students play, but also to give them a chance to learn more about the whole audition system and about being an orchestral player. More details will be found on Nooteboom's website.
David Nooteboom (new site now online at www.davidnooteboom.nl)
Added contact and orchestra details 30th November 2003.
Added audition workshop note 15th March 2004
Added new website and email addresses 16th May 2004.