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  • 11 May Concert XXVII

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  • 17 Jul “The Orchestria” Amsterdam

    2018-03-17 Utrecht, The Netherlands 2018-03-18  Amsterdam, The Netherlands...

  • 17 Jul Amsterdam Young Philharmonic

    2017-12-03 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2017-12-09 Amsterdam, The Netherlands...

“”Conductor Jacob Slagter managed to keep the overall sound, and especially the relationship between blazers and percussion, outstandingly balanced. He blended hymn melodies and continued solemn basses.


Newspaper De Volkskrant


Jacob Slagter, Conductor

Jacob Slagter (b. 1958) began his career as a horn player in the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and was appointed first solo hornist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1985. In 1987 he was awarded the Dutch Music Prize for his exceptional musical achievements.


This successful period of more than 25 years provided him with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He worked closely with the world’s greatest conductors, including Bernard Haitink, Leonard Bernstein and George Solti, and performed as a soloist with Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wolfgang Sawallischen and Riccardo Chailly.


Inspired by these examples, he shifted his focus from horn playing to conducting and was invited to perform in this capacity with, among others, the Holland Symfonia, the Gelders Orchestra and the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. From 2004 onwards Jacob Slagter regularly assisted Mariss Jansons conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.


In 2003, 2006 and 2009, he successfully led the Entrée-orkest (Youth Orchestra) projects of the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.


He now focuses entirely on his role as a conductor and has upcoming concerts are programmed with, among others, the Brabant Orchestra, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and Het Ballet Orkest.

“Slagter has a natural talent for conducting“
North Netherlands newspaper


 “Slagter heeft een natuurlijk  talent voor dirigeren”
Noordhollands Dagblad