Rogier Hornman (1994) is a cellist and creator of interdisciplinary music experiences. His performances are alive and honest, and search for the lightness in our existence. Rogier’s music performances contain the excitement of circus, the stylistic virtuosity of Frank Zappa and the mindfulness of John Cage.
As an improvising and teaching cellist, Rogier looks for the boundaries of the instrument, breaks those and fuses all styles to their common factor: sound. For his merging work as principal cellist in the Jong Metropole (conducted by Jules Buckley and Martin Fondse) Rogier won the Outstanding Talent Award, awarded by the Keep an Eye Foundation.
As well as a cellist and as a creator, Rogier inspires others to discover their own talent and to lift their talent to an even higher level. He is currently teaching at the Utrecht Conservatory, University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU), affiliated to the bachelor Musician 3.0.
The experience is key. Keep balancing.
- Next to the cello, Rogier is learning to play the electric bass guitar.
- Rogier is learning to speak fluently Swedish a bit everyday.
- If everything fails, he will retrain to become a theater technician.
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Rogier plays with a bow built by Andreas Grütter, on loan from the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds.