Dave Claessen

Horn / Brass Ensembles


Dave Claessen studied with Prof. Penzel and Will Sanders at the Music University in Maastrich, Holland. In 1966, he went to the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra as lst Horn, and played under Claudio Abbado, Bernhard Haitink and Valery Gergiev; and since 1998, he has been 3rd Horn in the NDR Symphony Orchestra. From 2002, he directed the wind rehearsals of the LJO (District Youth Orchestra) in Hamburg and taught at the State Youth Music School and since 2007, at the International College of Music in Hamburg, where he cooperates closely with the Horn Class of Prof. Albert Koster from the Hamburg University of Music and Theater.