Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

MacMillan's Trombone Concerto

Played works

James MacMillan Trombone concerto - world premiere


Hailed for his compelling, thought-provoking musical language, the Scottish composer James MacMillan has written a concerto for Jörgen van Rijen, the RCO’s own principal trombonist.

‘In all the pieces I’ve played by MacMillan, I’ve been struck by how effectively he writes for the trombone,’ says van Rijen, ‘so I asked him whether he would be interested in writing a trombone concerto. I was so pleased he immediately said yes!’