The career of Bas Duister made great leaps after he started studying at Codarts Rotterdam.
At the age of 17, he was listening to the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra when his phone rang during the break of the concert. “Did you bring your trumpet?” his teacher André Heuvelman asked. A few moments later Bas stood on the balcony, playing Respighi’s Pini di Roma. Soon he also appeared on the radar of other Dutch orchestras and since 2008 Bas is one of the trumpet players of the famous Nederlands Blazers Ensemble.