Photo: Stephan van Fleteren
Rick Stotijn, these days, is considered one of the most leading bass players in the
world. He studied at the Conservatory in Amsterdam with his father Peter Stotijn where he graduated with the highest distinction. Later on he studied with Bozo Paradzik at the Hochschule in Freiburg. He performs regularly as soloist with Orchestra’s such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra, Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber musician he has worked with Janine Jansen, Christianne Stotijn, Liza Ferschtman, Robert Holl, Vilde Frang, Lawrence Power and many others. Rick was principal double bass in the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and is currently principal in the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. As guest principal Rick plays regularly in the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra Mozart and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Rick is teaching at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and will be the new Professor Double Bass at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Dusseldorf from September 2015.