‘I really learned something from your keynote for PWC on Vlieland. Namely that you don’t have to fill 100% of the space because there has to be room for the other person as well. I found that beautiful. And very apt. I’m sure we’ll be in touch in the years to come, I liked your performance then.’
Through my tenacity and desire for what I wanted to achieve in music, I mastered the instrument. I reached the world’s top: soloist trumpeter of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (known for special concerts in the world’s most beautiful concert halls) and member of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble (with several state visits by the Royal Family). I still regularly give masterclasses and I am a guest teacher at the Rotterdam Conservatory Codarts.
My life story is special. It’s the reason I have been asked regularly to tell it as a keynote speaker, both nationally and internationally. For several years now, at summits and corporate events I share my story, accompanied by my trumpet. Demonstrating vulnerability and enthusiasm, in combination with my powerful music, audiences are repeatedly challenged to stand on their own podium.