06 January 2023

New album 'Mirrored in Time' out nowt!!

Despite its long history, the trombone has a very limited chamber music repertoire. Togeter with my amazing Concertgebouw Orchestra colleagues of the wonderful Alma Quartet we have tried to rectify this deficiency by initiating a fruitful collaboration between the trombone and the string quartet, the pinnacle of chamber music. 

Mirrored in Time thus presents a collection of powerful arrangements and attractive new works covering a wide range of styles. 

Framed by adaptations of contemporary pieces by Bryce Dessner and Chiel Meijering respectively, this recording presents five pairs of works. Each of these consists of an arrangement of an existing composition from bygone times mirrored by a recent or completely new work. John Dowland is echoed by Nico Muhly, Béla Bartók by Dimitar Bodurov, Gabriel Fauré by Jacob TV, Erik Satie by Florian Magnus Maier and Robert Schumann by Martijn Padding. 

With this programme, Mirrored in Time tells the story of what might have been - and how it is now.

Order here!

Or listen on spotify

Summer Courses

18 March 2019

Next summer Jörgen will teach 3 different summer courses: in Volterra (Italy), Ljubljana(Slovenia) and Singapore.

The first one is from 1 to 7 July during the first Punto Arte festival in Volterra, Tuscany. A week full of intense lessons, ensemble playing and concerts during the festival in a great location in beautiful Tuscany. Limited amount of places, so apply soon! Application and more info: https://www.puntoarte.eu/masterclass

From 17 to 22 July a similar event during the Ljubljana Festival in Slovenia.
Application and more info:  https://ljubljanafestival.si/en/mojstrski-tecaji-festivala-ljubljana/

the last one is from 25 to 28 July in Singapore. More information about that one follows asap.

New album Fratres out now!

28 October 2018

Jörgen's latest SACD Fratres for BIS records is out now!

New versions of music by Arvo Pärt, combined with Jörgen's own arrangements of Bach harpsichord concerto's based on Italian barrock concerto's by Marcello and Vivaldi. All accompanied by Camerata RCO, a group of wonderful colleagues of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Order the CD here on BIS.se

Digital downloads here on e-classical.com

Jörgen signs with Rayfield Allied

26 June 2018

Jörgen is very happy to announce he will join the London based artist management Rayfield Allied for his world wide representation. He will be managed by Ben Rayfield.

More info

New CD: trombone concerto Harald Genzmer

13 February 2018

A new CD of Harald Genzmer's trombone concerto, recently recorded in Berlin, is now available. See the discography.

Catalogue CDs back in stock

13 February 2018

Jörgen's debut recording on Channel Classics, "Jörgen van Rijen - trombone" and the solo album "I was like WOW" are back in stock. See the discography for more info / to order.

Masterclasses in Texas, London and Portugal

13 February 2018

Jörgen will be giving a series of masterclasses in the spring of 2018: at three different high schools and universities in Texas, at the Royal Academy of Music in London and in Alicante, Portugal. See the calendar for more details.

MacMillan trombone concerto performances continued

13 February 2018

The series of performances of the trombone concerto by James MacMillan with the orchestras that co-commissioned the work continues with concerts with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in February 2018 and the Orchestra of the Staatstheater Cottbus in March 2018. To be followed by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra de la Suisse Romande in November 2018. See the calendar for more details.

World premiere trombone concerto James MacMillan

10 May 2017

On April 20, 2017 Jörgen van Rijen performed the world premiere of James MacMillan’s trombone concerto, with and commissioned by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and conducted by Ivan Fischer. The new work was very well received both by the audience and the Dutch press:

“A concerto for eternity” (Newspaper Trouw)

All-in all the trombone concerto turned out to be a perfect showpiece for the wonderfully performing Van Rijen” (Newspaper NRC)




Live radio broadcast of the concert (online until July 2017):


CD "Pitch Black" now available

10 May 2017

The first CD Pitch Black of brass ensemble Brass United, is now available on Channel Classics. See the section discography for more information.

Gramophone Editor's Choice for Tintomara

08 June 2015

The new CD Tintomara received an excellent review in Gramophone as Editor's Choice.

Jörgen van Rijen in Northern America

26 February 2015

In the coming weeks Jörgen will give a number of recitals, masterclasses and lessons, in New York, Toronto and Montreal. See the calendar for more details.

New CD Tintomara now available!

31 January 2015

Jörgen's new recording with Wim Van Hasselt on trumpet is now available on Channel classics. See Discography.

Jörgen van Rijen in New York

13 March 2014

Jörgen van Rijen is in the period January - July 2014 performing in the New York Philharmonic, as "associate principal". This includes touring, including a tour to the Far East. Jörgen and his family have moved to New York for this period. In August he will return to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Borletti-Buitoni Trust 10th Anniversary

19 November 2012

On May 18 and 19 Jörgen will participate in "BBT Celebrated", the events organized to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. He will give a masterclass and take part in a chamber music concert, with Mitsuko Uchida and with "co" price-winners of the Trust. More information

Fifth edition of Slide Factory

18 November 2012

The fifith edition of Slide Factory, the two-yearly international trombone festival, will take place from March 29 - 31, 2013, at De Doelen in Rotterdam. New Trombone Collective will be joined by many performers from all over the world. www.slidefactory.nl

Horizon 4 just released.

30 November 2011

Horizon 4 is the fourth title in a series of CDs released by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra featuring contemporary music, including a live recording of Luciano Berio's trombone concerto SOLO, with Jörgen as soloist. It can be ordered here.

New DVD New Trombone Collective

26 May 2011

The new DVD of the New Trombone Collective '21 Trombones in the 21st Century, a tribute to Urbie Green' is out now and available through the webshop of the New Trombone Collective

World premiere of trombone concerto by Kalevi Aho

12 May 2011

On March 2, 2012, Jörgen van Rijen will perform the world premiere of a new trombone concerto written for him by the well-known finish composer Kalevi Aho, with the The Hague Philharmonic and the young finnish conductor Sanntu Rouvali. The work has been composed with the support of the Borletti Buitoni Trust. Jörgen will then continue with the Finish premiere on March 29, 2012 with the Oulu Sinfonia conducted by Anna-Maria Helsing and this will be followed by the UK premiere on May 10, 2012, at the Barbican Centre in London, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Vedernikov.