Anne Jelle Visser

Anne Jelle Visser Professor, Tuba

Professor, Zurich University of the Arts.

Dutch tubist Anne Jelle Visser is Professor of Tuba at the Zurich University of the Arts. From 1989 till 1996 Anne Jelle was Principal Tubist with the North Holland Philharmonic Orchestra and from 1999 until 2014 he was Solo Tuba with the Zurich Opera Orchestra. Over his orchestral career, he has worked with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Georg Solti, Franz Welser Möst, Daniele Gatti, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Ricardo Chailly and Mariss Jansons.

As a freelancer, Anne Jelle has played with several orchestras around the world including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He performs frequently with the Zurich Jazz Orchestra.

As a soloist, he is in high demand and has played on all continents as a soloist with orchestra and in recital. Anne Jelle has given masterclasses in Japan, China, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria, Chile, France, Spain, Norway and Portugal. He has also performed at several Tuba and Brass Conferences.

Together with his good friend and Portuguese Tuba virtuoso Sergio Carolino they formed the duo 2tUBAS&friends. They have recorded several CDs and won the Roger Bobo Award for excellence in recording in 2008.

Anne Jelle studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. His teachers include Roger Bobo, Mel Culbertson, Rex Martin, Gene Pokorny, Donald Blakeslee, Warren Deck, Arnold Jacobs, Tommy Johnson, Bob Tucci and Laszlo Szabo.

His students from the Zurich University of the Arts have gone on to win orchestral positions in Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Estonia, Australia and China. Several students have become prizewinners at major international competitions.

Anne Jelle Visser is an International Yamaha Performing Artist.

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