Maarten Smit

Maarten Smit

Country: The Netherlands
Date of birth: 08 may 1966
Nationality: Dutch


VWO  (high school)  degree 1985
Sweelinck conservatorium 
Amsterdam Hilversums conservatorium 1989-1994
Teaching degree 1992
Performing degree 1994

Professors: Jan Labordus, Jan Pustjens, Marinus Komst, Nick Woud.
All (former) members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.

Masterclasses: Rainer Seegers, Solo-timpanist Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.


National youth orchestra 1985-1988
Principal timpanist Netherlands
Radio Symphony Orchestra  
1991- 2005
Principal timpanist Netherlands
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Radio Chamber Philharmonic  
2005- present

Played with all leading Dutch orchestras such as:

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Residential Orchestra The Hague, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam, Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, Limburg Symphony Orchestra.

International experience: Orchestra Sinfonica de Tenerife (E), Les Musiciens du Louvre (F), Flemish Opera Orchestra(B), Symphonica Toscanini (I).

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