Theo Wolters was born in 1955 as the youngest child to a very large musical
family. At a young age he started playing the trumpet with the local windband, of which his father was the conductor. He subsequently studied the trumpet at the Maastricht Conservatorium and graduated with a distinction.

During his studies he was first trumpet at the Overijssel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Essener Philharhomic Orchestra in Germany between 1975 and 1979. Since 1979 he worked for the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra until 2008.
At the same time as pursuing his orchestra career he took conducting lessons from Pieter Stalmeier and Roberto Benzi.

Since 1998 he regularly works as guest conductor for the State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice in Slovakia, the Tblisi
State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice in Slovakia,
Tblisi Symphony Orchestra,
“George Enescu” Bukarest Philharmonic Orchestra,
National Radio Orchestra of Romania,
Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra Seoul,
Korean Symphony Orchestra,
Wonju Philharmonic Orchestra,
Daegu Symphony Orchestra,
Neue Philharmonie Westfalen,
Nürnberger Symfoniker,
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie,
Limburg Symphony Orchestra,
Netherlands Promenade Orchestra,
Residentie Orchestra (The Hague Philharmonic),
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra,
Amsterdam Ballet Orchestra and
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Furthermore Theo regularly conducts distinguished brass ensembles, such as
the Brass of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra during performances in Italy and Austria.

Many of his concerts have been broadcasted life on radio and television, in particular in Romania and South Korea.

From 2004 until 2012 he was Assistant Conductor to Mariss Jansons with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, which gave him a unique chance to refine his conducting at the highest level. In June 2008 he was given the opportunity to replace Mariss Jansons during two concerts at the Concertgebouw Orchestra. On these occasions he conducted the Messiaens’ Turangalila Symphony, which was received extremely well by press and audience.

Download Theo's Biography