double bass

Rob Dirksen

Rob Dirksen studied at the conservatories of Utrecht and Rotterdam. While still a student, he was appointed principal bassist with the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, a post he would hold for ten years.

Dirksen joined the Concertgebouworkest in August 2002, and is regular bassist with the Nieuw Ensemble. He frequently performs with various other ensembles, including Asko|Schoenberg and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. He teaches bass at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg.

During a tour in the USA Rob Dirksen found his current bass, built by G. Pedrazzini in approximately 1907. This bass was bought for him by Foundation Concertgebouworkest and geven to him on loan.

Rob Dirksen

Rob Dirksen studied at the conservatories of Utrecht and Rotterdam. While still a student, he was appointed principal bassist with the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, a post he would hold for ten years.

Dirksen joined the Concertgebouworkest in August 2002, and is regular bassist with the Nieuw Ensemble. He frequently performs with various other ensembles, including Asko|Schoenberg and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. He teaches bass at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg.

During a tour in the USA Rob Dirksen found his current bass, built by G. Pedrazzini in approximately 1907. This bass was bought for him by Foundation Concertgebouworkest and geven to him on loan.

Rob Dirksen studied at the conservatories of Utrecht and Rotterdam. While still a student, he was appointed principal bassist with the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, a post he would hold for ten years.

Dirksen joined the Concertgebouworkest in August 2002, and is regular bassist with the Nieuw Ensemble. He frequently performs with various other ensembles, including Asko|Schoenberg and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. He teaches bass at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg.

During a tour in the USA Rob Dirksen found his current bass, built by G. Pedrazzini in approximately 1907. This bass was bought for him by Foundation Concertgebouworkest and geven to him on loan.

  • Rob Dirksen
    Rob Dirksen
  • Rob Dirksen during a rehearsal of Schubert's Ninth Symphony.
    Rob Dirksen during a rehearsal of Schubert's Ninth Symphony.
  • Seizoensopening Opening Night 2019 van het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest in het Concertgebouw te Amsterdam.  Orkestleden Miroslav Petkov en Rob Dirksen treden in een jazz-formatie op in de Spiegelzaal na afloop van het concert.
    Seizoensopening Opening Night 2019 van het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest in het Concertgebouw te Amsterdam. Orkestleden Miroslav Petkov en Rob Dirksen treden in een jazz-formatie op in de Spiegelzaal na afloop van het concert.
  • Double bassist Rob Dirksen performs during a Concertgebouworkest Club Night.
    Double bassist Rob Dirksen performs during a Concertgebouworkest Club Night.
  • First rehearsal in the Concertgebouw for Richard Strauss' opera Salomé.
    First rehearsal in the Concertgebouw for Richard Strauss' opera Salomé.
  • Generale repetitie voor RCO Club Night: filmmuziek.  DJ Robin Kampschoer, Rob Dirksen en Johan van Iersel
    Generale repetitie voor RCO Club Night: filmmuziek. DJ Robin Kampschoer, Rob Dirksen en Johan van Iersel
  • Rob Dirksen gives a masterclass during the world tour in 2013.
    Rob Dirksen gives a masterclass during the world tour in 2013.