Rick Peperkamp born 08.09.1989 Maastricht, Netherlands.
Started playing the Trombone at the age of 8. He studied Trombone at the Folkwang University of the Arts
in Germany. During his study he also became a self-taught Composer and started composing for Brass
Ensembles and at the same time he took some conducting lessons. After his Studies in Germany he moved
to Switzerland and took private lessons with Daniel Schweizer (Conductor and Founder of the Zurich
Symphony Orchestra) and studied Orchestra Conducting with Florian Ziemen (General Music Director and
Opera Director Theatre for Niedersachsen) at the Bern University of the Arts.
He took part in International Masterclasses with Lior Shambadal, Alim Shakh, Henrie Adams, and
the Opera at Starnberg Masterclass with Prof. Georg Friedrich Sandmann, were he conducted
Mozart’s Le Nozze de Figaro.
Today he regularly plays with the Salzburg Philharmonic, Russian Chamber Philharmonic and has shared
the stage with international soloists like Edita Grubereva, Dmitry Hvorostovsky, Nikolaj Tokarev
Mischa Maisky, Anna Marie Kaufmann, Eva Lind, Cristian Lanza, Dmitry Berlinsky, Sergei Nakariakov,
Ole-Edvard Antonsen, Allen Vizzutti, Nils Landgren, Otto Sauter, Frank Lloyd, Nerses Ohanyan,
Janoska Ensemble, Chris Thompson and German Horn Sound.
As a Composer he has written several pieces for Concert Bands and Brass ensembles including a Trombone
Concerto premiered by the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. His Megalodon, The Knight of Koppigen, and
Cleopatra for Concert Band have been premiered in Germany with great success.
As a conductor he gained early experiences with many High level Town bands in Switzerland and Germany.
Today he conducted professional orchestras like the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Berlin Sinfonietta,
Bern Chamber orchestra, The London Classical Soloists, the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc Czech-
Republic & the Military Band of Upper Austria. Now living in Munich he works as a Low Brass teacher in
several Music Schools and is the Chief Conductor of the University Orchestra of Passau & the Musical
Director of the Symphonic Concert Band of Germering, and assistant to German Conductor Anton Zapf.