Photo: Peter Adamik
Versatility has always been one of the keywords for describing my personality, from living on a houseboat in the center of Amsterdam to being a skateboarder or as drummer in punk bands. In 2005, I moved from the Netherlands to Norway, and by coincidence got in contact with a local brass band and started playing classical percussion by the age of 18. Already in one year I was accepted to study at the Norwegian Academy of Music and later finished my Master degree in orchestral percussion and timpani in 2017 at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Since 2020 I am working as Solo Timpanist in the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, located in Norway. During the last years I am regularly invited to orchestras like the Kammerorchester Basel, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and the Dutch and Norwegian National opera and ballet orchestras.
In 2022 I was invited to become an Adams Musical Instruments ambassador.
Now I am working on one of my new projects –
Bodø BEAT International Percussion Festival, which had its first edition in May 2022.