Ernest Rombout

He studied with Heinz Holliger at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, where he was awarded the Soloist's Diploma 'Cum Laude' in 1984. He furthered his studies with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Maurice Bourgue and gave his début in 1983 in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw with the oboe concerto by Richard Strauss.
He has played as a soloist in major halls in a.o. Amsterdam; Berlin; Münich; Lisbon; Paris; Zürich, and in Festivals such as the Biennale of Venice; Donaueschinger Musiktage; Ludwigsburger Festspiele; Festival of New Music Middelburg; Takefu festival Japan; Festival Avignon; Summer Festival Los Angeles. Further major engagements include the Prague Chamber orchestra; RSO Berlin; Vienna string soloists; Xenakis ensemble; Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Netherlands Radio Chamber orchestra and the New Ensemble Amsterdam.
Rombout is professor for oboe at the Conservatory of Music in Utrecht since 1985, and has given masterclasses and workshops in the Netherlands, Austria and Liechtenstein. Works have specially been written for and dedicated to Rombout by a.o. Luca Francesconi, David del Puerto, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Hans Kox, Eric Verbugt.

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