Brass Section
For articles and videos about Roger Diederen and his son Romano, click HERE.
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René Henket (trumpet) married to Virgenie Wetzels (choir). He joined the Johann Strauss Orchestra in 1988. In 2012 the birth of son Cas was announced in the Orchestra, whilst touring Austria. In 2014 second son Youp was born.
November 2015: Article in the Limburg newspaper about René Henket’s trumpet collection. He possesses two cabinets full of trumpets. He always had an interest in baroque trumpets. Read the entire article in the Harmony Parlor. Click on the picture.
Léon van Wijk (bass trombone) married to Lara Meuleman (violinist). They have two sons: Daniel (2010) and Julian (2011).
Ton Maessen, bass tuba, married to Jet Gelens (violinist).
Lars Wachelder (horn), in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2016.
February 17th 2019: Classical Evening. L1 radio program "Evening guests". Interviewer: Emil Szarkowicz. René Henket hails from a musical family and started playing the trumpet at the age of 8. His first trumpet teacher was Pierre Wilhelmus. In 1987 René went to the conservatory in Maastricht where he studied the main subjects trumpet, school music and HaFaBra conducting (the conducting of several types of brass/marching bands) with Jo Conjaerts. Henket completed and graduated his trumpet courses with Guido Seegers in 1993. School music and HaFaBra management followed in 1995. After his conservatory studies in Maastricht, René continued his studies at the Cologne Music Academy with Heinz Meures, where he obtained both his instrumental educational theory and artistic graduation. René has been a trumpet player with the Johann Strauss orchestra of André Rieu since 1988. He also collects teaching lesson methods for trumpet and since he travels around the world, this has become an impressive collection. This is in line with his motto: "Every student is unique and should be approached as such". He regularly gives workshops where the emphasis is mainly placed on “enbouchure” (the mouthpiece).
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