George Pieterson

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George Pieterson (5 March 1942, Amsterdam – 24 April 2016) was a Dutch clarinetist.

Pieterson suffered from asthma as a child, and began studies of clarinet at age 11 to try to counteract this condition.[1] He studied clarinet with his uncle, Jos d'Hondt.[2] As a teenager and student at the Amsterdams Muzieklyceum, Pieterson was a member of the Aulos Quintet, which included Martine Bakker (flute), Edo de Waart (oboe), Joep Terweij (bassoon) and Jaap Verhaar (French horn), under the guidance of Thom de Klerk. The Aulos Quintet later expanded into the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble (Netherlands Winds Ensemble), with Pieterson as a founding member. He joined the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest at the age of 18 in the second clarinet chair. He subsequently was first chair clarinet with Het Gelders Orkest, and later became principal clarinet of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Album: Debussy At Dawn

Year: 1997

Genre: Classical


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