Perry Hoogendijk (1971) obtained his degree in Performance and Teaching at the Hilversums Conservatorium. He continued his studies at the conservatories of Essen and Detmold, where he studied with Hans Nickel, the solo tuba player of the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne. In addition, Perry studied with Gene Pokorny, Rex Martin, and Charlie Vernon during several study trips to Chicago, and participated in one of the last masterclasses given by the legendary tuba player Arnold Jacobs.
In July 1997 Perry was invited by Roger Bobo to perform at the International Tuba Conference in Riva Del Garda, Italy, as an ‘Emerging Young Artist’. In December 1999 Perry Hoogendijk was a finalist during the solo tuba competition at the TubaMania festival in Sydney. Between 1996 and 2002 Perry was a member of the North Holland Philharmonic Orchestra. From September 2004 he has held the position of Principal Tuba at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and has been connected to the Conservatorium van Amsterdam as teacher of tuba.
Perry Hoogendijk is committed to expanding the solo repertoire for tuba. In 2013 this resulted in his cd Quicksilver with new works for solo tuba and wind bands.