Jasper de Waal

Jasper de Waal studied at the Brabant Conservatory with Herman Jeurissen and continued his studies with Vicente Zarzo at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.He  then joined the Royal Military Band and the Residentie Orkest, where he served as principal hornist from 1991 to 2004. From 2004-2012 he was principal hornist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Jasper de Waal has performed as a soloist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra, The Hague Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Potsdammer Philharmonie, Philharmonia Transylvania, Mittelsächsische Philharmonie, Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen, Camerata Amsterdam and with conductors such as Jevgeni Svetlanov, Jaap van Zweden, Alexandru Lascae, George Pehlivanian. He is also active as a chamber musician, having recorded Jochem Slothouwer’s little-known Horn Trio with his brother Rian de Waal (piano) and Ronald Hoogeveen (violin).

In addition to his career as a musician, Jasper de Waal is a conductor. He has conducted orchestras including the Noord Nederlands Orkest, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of The Hague. 

Jasper de Waal teaches at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and is a guest teacher at the Fontys Conservatory.