Ad Welleman studied trumpet at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with John Taber and Peter Masseurs and took lessons with Armando Ghitalla, Roger Voisin, Phil Smith and William Vacchiano in the United States. He plays with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the ASKO|Schoenberg Ensemble, the New Ensemble and numerous symphony orchestras, such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Additiionally, he is a member of the wind ensemble of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. As a soloist he performed concertos by Hertel, J.S. Bach, Haydn, Ligeti, Neruda and Shostakovich with various orchestras.