World premiere trombone concerto James MacMillan

10 May 2017

On April 20, 2017 Jörgen van Rijen performed the world premiere of James MacMillan’s trombone concerto, with and commissioned by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and conducted by Ivan Fischer. The new work was very well received both by the audience and the Dutch press:

“A concerto for eternity” (Newspaper Trouw)

All-in all the trombone concerto turned out to be a perfect showpiece for the wonderfully performing Van Rijen” (Newspaper NRC)

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSr6o1mZaf8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsH5L7r6Zf0

Live radio broadcast of the concert (online until July 2017):

http://www.radio4.nl/luister-concerten/concerten/6680/spiksplinternieuw-tromboneconcert

CD "Pitch Black" now available

10 May 2017

The first CD Pitch Black of brass ensemble Brass United, is now available on Channel Classics. See the section discography for more information.

Gramophone Editor's Choice for Tintomara

08 June 2015

The new CD Tintomara received an excellent review in Gramophone as Editor's Choice.

Jörgen van Rijen in Northern America

26 February 2015

In the coming weeks Jörgen will give a number of recitals, masterclasses and lessons, in New York, Toronto and Montreal. See the calendar for more details.

New CD Tintomara now available!

31 January 2015

Jörgen's new recording with Wim Van Hasselt on trumpet is now available on Channel classics. See Discography.

Jörgen van Rijen in New York

13 March 2014

Jörgen van Rijen is in the period January - July 2014 performing in the New York Philharmonic, as "associate principal". This includes touring, including a tour to the Far East. Jörgen and his family have moved to New York for this period. In August he will return to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Borletti-Buitoni Trust 10th Anniversary

19 November 2012

On May 18 and 19 Jörgen will participate in "BBT Celebrated", the events organized to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. He will give a masterclass and take part in a chamber music concert, with Mitsuko Uchida and with "co" price-winners of the Trust. More information

Fifth edition of Slide Factory

18 November 2012

The fifith edition of Slide Factory, the two-yearly international trombone festival, will take place from March 29 - 31, 2013, at De Doelen in Rotterdam. New Trombone Collective will be joined by many performers from all over the world. www.slidefactory.nl

Horizon 4 just released.

30 November 2011

Horizon 4 is the fourth title in a series of CDs released by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra featuring contemporary music, including a live recording of Luciano Berio's trombone concerto SOLO, with Jörgen as soloist. It can be ordered here.

New DVD New Trombone Collective

26 May 2011

The new DVD of the New Trombone Collective '21 Trombones in the 21st Century, a tribute to Urbie Green' is out now and available through the webshop of the New Trombone Collective

World premiere of trombone concerto by Kalevi Aho

12 May 2011

On March 2, 2012, Jörgen van Rijen will perform the world premiere of a new trombone concerto written for him by the well-known finish composer Kalevi Aho, with the The Hague Philharmonic and the young finnish conductor Sanntu Rouvali. The work has been composed with the support of the Borletti Buitoni Trust. Jörgen will then continue with the Finish premiere on March 29, 2012 with the Oulu Sinfonia conducted by Anna-Maria Helsing and this will be followed by the UK premiere on May 10, 2012, at the Barbican Centre in London, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Vedernikov.