Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Jörgen Van Rijen
BBT Award 2006

Jörgen Van Rijen - Audio

Premiere recording: Aho Trombone Concerto with Jörgen van Rijen

Kalevi Aho: Trombone Concerto
Kalevi Aho: Concerto for Trumpet and Symphonic Wind Orchestra

Jörgen van Rijen trombone
Alain De Rudder trumpet
Antwerp  Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins

BIS SACD 2936 |

BIS Records, staying faithful to Finnish composer Kalevi Aho, starts the composer’s 70th birthday  year (2019) with the release of two brass concertos, including the Borletti-Buitoni Trust commission for its 2006 Award winner, Dutch trombonist Jörgen van Rijen, having already recorded Aho’s first BBT commission (the Clarinet Concerto for 2003 Award winner Martin Fröst). On this premiere recording Jörgen is joined by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and conductor Martyn Brabbins.


Jörgen van Rijen trombone
Combattimento Consort Amsterdam
Jan Willem de Vriedn conductor

from the CD Sackbutt

CCS SA26708 |

The Borletti-Buitoni Trust has helped Jörgen van Rijen to record two recital CDs on Channel Classics. The first of these, “Sackbutt”, showcases the baroque repertoire, exploring trombone pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries, in collaboration with early music group Combattimento Consort Amsterdam and conductor Jan Willem de Vriend.

Composers include Albrechtsberger, Bertali, Castello, Marini, Leopold Mozart, Schmelzer and Wagenseil.

An accompanying film, “WOW! FROM BAROQUE TO RIGHT NOW” is also on this website.

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I was like WOW!

Jörgen van Rijen trombone
from the CD “I was like WOW!”

CCS SA 26909 |

The follow up to Jörgen van Rijen’s highly successful debut disc “Sackbutt”, this recital CD includes a personal selection of music as far apart as Mozart, Martijn Padding and Jacob TV. The title track, which expresses the shock side of the WOW! exclamation, can be heard with accompanying video here.

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Aho Trombone Concerto

Excerpts from World Premiere performance 2 March 2012, The Hague

Jörgen van Rijen trombone
The Hague Residentie Orkest
Santtu Rouvali conductor

Courtesy of The Hague Residentie Orkest

As part of his 2006 Borletti-Buitoini Trust Award, trombonist Jörgen van Rijen commissioned Finnish composer Kalevi Aho for a Trombone Concerto, which he premiered in the Hague in March 2012.

“I am very happy that Kalevi Aho was willing to write this piece for me. Still a lot of people don’t know the beauty of this instrument and this piece gives a great opportunity to show the trombone in all ways. There is not much left that is possible on a trombone that is not somehow appearing in this piece!” Jörgen van Rijen, April 2012.