Joris Laenen
Joris Laenen
  • Trumpet
  • Co-Principal

Joris Laenen was born in Lier, Belgium. From 1999 until 2003 he studied piano and trumpet at the Conservatory in Antwerp with Eliane Rodrigues and Alain de Rudder. In 2003 he started studying with Klaus Schuhwerk at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, where he obtained his master’s degree in 2007.

As a regular substitute, Joris Laenen has worked in the Frankfurt Opera and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders and was also principal trumpet player of the European Union Youth Orchestra. He has worked with many prominent conductors, such as Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink, and Philippe Herreweghe.

As a soloist, he won numerous competitions, such as first prize at the Yamaha trumpet contest in Berlin 2004 and second prize at the Lions Club competition 2005 in Brussels. Currently he also teaches Orchestral Studies at the HfMDK in Frankfurt.