Tom Wolfs (Geleen, 1989) received his first clarinet lessons at the age of eight. After graduating from a grammar school, he moved to Amsterdam to study clarinet at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He followed a bachelor with Arno Piters and a master with Hans Colbers and graduated cum laude in the summer of 2014.
For the seasons 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Tom acquired an internship at the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (NedPho). He also regularly relocates with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the Residentie Orkest, the Gelders Orkest, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
At the same time as studying at the conservatory, Tom studied music at the University of Amsterdam. For the master Arts and Culture (Musicology) he received his diploma a few months ago.
Sophie Schreurs (1998) was born in Sevenum in Limburg and started her first clarinet lessons at the age of eight. At the age of sixteen, she was accepted at the Sweelinck Academy of the Conservatory of Amsterdam where she studied with Harmen de Boer. She is now studying with Arno Piters in the 3rd year Bachelor at the same conservatory.
Sophie participated in soloist competitions and reached the Young Soloists Final in Limburg six times. Three years in a row she became the first prize winner of the Dutch Wind Blazers in various divisions. In 2015, Sophie became the winner of the Young Soloists Final. She also won the third prize twice at the regional final of the Princess Christina Competition.
In the summer of 2016 she performed several times with the South Netherlands Philharmonic, later that year at Viva Classic Live in Venlo and in the spring of 2017 she performed with the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra Con Brio.
She went on a concert trip to China, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain, and soloed in the small hall of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Westerkerk (in the context of the Amsterdam Canal Festival) and in the Gothic Hall of the Council of State in The Hague.
She followed masterclasses with Julien Hervé, Davide Lattuada, Christoffer Sundqvist, Han de Vries and Leon Bosch.
Sophie replaced with, among others, the Marinierskapel der Koninklijke Marine, the Orchestra of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, played from 2015 to 2018 in the Youth Orchestra Nederland and currently plays with the Royal Harmony of Horst and with the Jong Nederlands Blazers Ensemble.
Rosanne van Bers
Teacher flute and recorder, conductor beginners band
Rosanne van Bers (Zeist, 1998) started taking flute lessons at the local concert band in Maarn at the age of seven. After obtaining her highschool diploma, she started her bachelor Classical Flute at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where she has been studying with Jeroen Bron since 2016. Rosanne attended masterclasses with Emily Beynon, William Bennett, Mario Caroli and Silvia Careddu. Rosanne currently plays in many different chamber music ensembles, the young Dutch Wind Ensemble and the flute string 6sense founded by Emily Beynon.
She took methodology lessons with Thies Roorda and Wieke Karsten. In 2018, Rosanne took the Music as a Course – music education according to the Kodály method and looks into how this method can best be translated into flute lessons.