Werner Herbers

Werner Herbers studied oboe at theAmsterdam Muzieklyceum (with Jaap and Haakon Stotijn) as well as piano and conducting. Herbers was appointed principal oboe of the Royal Concertgebouworchestra in 1970.As a soloist he played with conducturs such as Haitink, Harnoncourt, Berio,Leitner, Van Otterloo, Albrecht, DeWaart and Vonk.  Until the group disbanded in 1988,Herbers was co-leader and oboist of the famous Netherlands WindEnsemble, touring all over Europe,Australia, Japan and the U.S.In 1990 Herbers founded a new group, the Ebony Band. Under his direction the group made its international appearance in Germany and Belgium, as well as Vienna, Prague, Paris, Toronto and New York.As a guest-conductor Herbers appeared in Berlin (Ensemble Oriol), Freiburg (Ensemble Recherche) and NewYork (music of Stefan Wolpe and his contemporaries with the Capriccio Players).

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