Vitae van Hugo Verweij
Hugo is a musician from the south of Holland. Among his activities
are conducting, teaching the euphonium, trombone and tuba and playing the
euphonium as a freelancer in various orchestra's, bands and ensembles.
After finishing highschool and fulfilling his military duties as soldier-musician with the Band of the Dutch Engineers, Hugo studied Euphonium and Conducting Windbands at the Brabant Conservatory. There he gained the certificates for DM Euphonium (teaching the euphonium), Conducting Windbands, UM Euphonium (the highest certificate in music in the Netherlands) and a Certificate for Trombone. After the conservatory Hugo continued studying with Jan Cober(conducting). He did masterclasses and lessons with Nicholas Childs, Hendrik-Jan Renes and Steven Mead. As a euphonium-teacher and conductor, Hugo works in the south of Holland.
Besides The Dutch Tuba Quartet, Hugo plays as a freelancer in ensembles like the Amsterdam Wind Orchestra, the Dutch Fanfare Band, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and several Dutch militairy bands.
Hugo was the Chair for the International Tuba-quartet Competition at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference 2000 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He also adjudicated in the finals for the Young Artist Euphonium Competition during the same event.
In august 2003, Hugo has been recommended and was requested to serve as 'International Consultant' for the 'Euphonium Source Book'-project, which is
supervised by Mr. R. Winston Morris, professor of tuba and euphonium at the
Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, USA.