Hein Wiedijk, Clarinetist
Hein Wiedijk studied with George Pieterson at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam, graduating with distinction. He founded the Trio Dante with Frank van de Laar (piano) and Larissa Groeneveld (cello), winning a number of prizes at international chamber music competitions. The trio has released several CDs, made recordings for radio, and performed all over Europe.
Since 1996, Hein Wiedijk has been a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In parallel to his orchestral work, he has played in many different chamber music formations (with Gervase de Peyer, Bijlsma, Vera Beths, Han de Vries, Pierre Pierlot, Alexei Ogrinchouk, Hervé Joulain, George Pieterson, Kathryn Stott).
He recorded the Brahms clarinet sonatas with Frank van de Laar and Pierre Wispelwey, and recently founded the Camerata RCO chamber music ensemble with members of the Royal Orchestra of Amsterdam. Camerata have performed at major festivals in Europe, Asia and the United States, and have recorded Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro with Emily Beynon (flute).
Hein Wiedijk has been playing with Steuer’s S100 model for more than 15 years.