National Jeug Fanfare Orkest

Since its foundation in 1959, the NJFO (Nationaal Jeugd Fanfare Orkest) has stood for fanfare music at a high level. Talented young people between the ages of 12 and 25 - amateurs and music students - contribute to the development of fanfare music which is typical and unique for the Netherlands.

The NJFO gave a variety of concerts, among others in summer 2013 in Limburg and North Brabant as part of the WMC program, where Jan van der Roost's work "From Ancient Times" was played. As a participant of the WASBE conference 2014 in Hungary (Debrecen) the orchestra convinced with "Vita Aeterna" Variations, a work by Alexander Comitas. This work was also the guideline for the 200th anniversary of the composer Adolph Sax in autumn 2014.

In 2016 the WASBE conference took place in Prague where the NJFO was allowed to appear in the sold-out Smetana Hall with works such as "Wand of Youth" by Edward Elgar and the premiere of "Concertino for Tuba and Fanfare Band" with the soloist Perry Hoogendijk.

It can rightly be said that the NJFO has pioneered talent development and program development in recent decades. Under the direction of Piebe Bakker, who conducted the orchestra for more than 25 years, young musicians from all over the country developed into adult musicians who either made music their profession or wanted to pursue it as ambitious amateurs.

Piebe Bakker encouraged composers to compose more for fanfare orchestras; this includes the characteristic sound that is produced by several flugelhorns in combination with saxophones, symphonic winds and drums.

In 1989 Danny Oosterman took the place on the conductor's desk of the NJFO. He continues the tradition of Piebe Bakker and offers young, talented musicians the opportunity to develop in the orchestra after successful auditions.

Pierre Volders (solo trombonist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra), Herman Rieken (drummer of the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest), Ties Mellema (soloist, saxophone lecturer ArtEZ Conservatorium) and Esther Doornink (drummer Radio Filharmonisch Orkest) are just a few examples of successful musicians and those with the natural Danny Oosterman's ambitious way of working.

Danny Oosterman is known for being a staunch supporter of renewing the repertoire for fanfare orchestras. His tireless work in this field led to well-known composers such as Hans de Jong, Ed de Boer, Merlijn Twaalfhoven and Rob Goorhuis to compose and continue to compose new works for fanfare orchestras. The NJFO has released a number of CDs that contain both modern repertoire and simpler compositions.

Participated: 2018, 2020
Country: NL

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Conductor: Danny Oosterman

1989 uebernahm Danny Oosterman den Platz am Dirigentenpult des NJFO. Er setzt die Tadition von Piebe Bakker fort und bietet jungen, talentierten Musikern nach erfoglreichem Vorspielen die Moeglichkeit, sich im Orchester weiter zu entwickeln.

Pierre Volders (Solotrombonist Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest), Herman Rieken (Slagzueger des Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest), Ties Mellema (Solist, Saxophon Dozent ArtEZ Conservatorium) und Esther Doornink (Schlagzeuger Radio Filharmonisch Orkest) sind nur einige Beispiele erfolgreicher Musiker, die mit der natuerlichen Musikalitaet und der ehrgeizigen Arbeitsweise von Danny Oosterman aufgewachsen sind.

Danny Oosterman is bekannt dafuer, ein eifriger Verfechter der Erneuerung des Repertoirs fuer Fanfareochester zu sein. Seine unermuedliche Arbeit auf diesem Gebiet fuehrte dazu, dass bekannte Komponisten wie Hans de Jong, Ed de Boer, Merlijn Twaalfhoven und Rob Goorhuis neue Werke fuer Fanfareorchester komponierten und weiterhin komponieren.

Das NJFO hat eine Anzahl CDs herausgebracht, die sowohl dieses moderne Repertoire als auch einfachere Kompsitionen enthalten.

Eines der Ziele des NJFO ist es, das niederlaendische Erbe der Fanfarkemusik auch international bekannt zu machen. 1976 gewann das Orchester den “Grossen Preis der Stadt Wien”. Zwischen 1989 und 2016 trat das Orchester in den Vereinigten Staaten, Kanada, Italien, Deutschland, Slowenien, Litauen, Belgien, Estland, Ungarn und Tschechien auf.

National Jeug Fanfare Orkest concert(s)
Mid Europe 2020