In Jong Talent in the Oude Wester, several laureates of the Princess Christina Competition play in the iconic Westerkerk in Amsterdam. Together with Evan Bogerd, the organist of the Westerkerk, a young talent plays a varied program of solo pieces and pieces played together with the organ.
Today we welcome the youngest trombonist ever to win the Princess Christina Competition, Jisse Kuipers. Jisse started playing the trombone when he was seven and a half years old. He was soon allowed to play in the youth orchestra of Brassband De Bazuin from Oenkerk. He now plays first trombone with the B orchestra and second trombone with the A orchestra, which plays in the champions division. Furthermore, since 2022 he has been playing in the Young Trombone Collective, a group of approximately 10 talented trombonists from all over the Netherlands. He also plays in the JongNBEnoord, where he is the only trombonist in a mixed group of woodwind and brass players. He is also part of the talent class of Frans Douwe Slot. Jisse takes trombone lessons from Quirijn van den Bijlaard.
Jisse likes to participate in soloist competitions and has already achieved several successes. In 2019 and 2022 he won first prize at De Klank van Fryslân, in 2021 and 2022 he won the category up to and including 12 years of the Willebroek Solo Contest and in 2022 he reached the final of the Royal Concertgebouw Competition. In 2023 he won first prize in the final of the Princess Christina Concours North region and ended up in the National Final. Here he won the first prize and the press jury prize.
Jisse enjoys giving performances, both as part of a band or ensemble and as a soloist. On a solo level, the lunch concert in the Concertgebouw, the performance in NPO Podium Klassiek and playing in the National Final of the Princess Christina Competition were his highlights.
The program includes the beautiful concerto for trombone and organ by Alexander Guilmant.