Perry Hoogendijk (1971) holds the position of Principal Tuba in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.
He started playing the Tenor Tuba when he was 9 years old, receiving his first lessons from his father. Later on he changed to Bass Tuba and attended the Hilversum Conservatory, receiving his degree in Performance and Teaching.
Continuing his education in Germany at the Conservatories in Essen and Detmold he studied with Hans Nickel, solo Tuba of the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne (Germany). In addition, Perry travelled to the United States where he studied with Gene Pokorny, Rex Martin, and Charlie Vernon, also participating in one of the last masterclasses given by the legendary Tuba player Arnold Jacobs.
In July 1997 Perry was invited by the world famous Tuba soloist Roger Bobo as an ‘Emerging Young Artist’ at the International Tuba Conference in Riva Del Garda (Italy). In December 1999 Perry Hoogendijk won Third Prize at the International Competition for Solo Tuba in Sydney (Australia).
From 1996 to 2002 Perry was a member of the North-Holland Philharmonic Orchestra, Haarlem. In September 2004 he joined the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam and was made Professor at the Amsterdam School of Arts.
Recently Perry has been working hard trying to expand the solo repertoire for Tuba. This has resulted in a number of new pieces for Solo Tuba and Wind Bands and the production of his first solo CD, Quicksilver.