© 2011 HJ Hubeek
He had his first lessons with Alex de Leeuw. In 1991 he started at the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam to study with Ed Boogaard for his teacher degree and successfully finished his studies as a soloist with Arno Bornkamp. He was rewarded for his original way of promoting the instrument along with the Dutch contemporary music.
In the same year, and for the same reasons he was rewarded for the Dutch Prize of Culture.
During his studies he was very interested in working together with composers who had new ideas about the way of presenting modern 'classical' music. This resulted in various and interesting concerts with the help of computers, coffee machines, ghettoblasters, and other devices. He even preforms in the Shadow Project with his own shadow.
After his studies he also started to work on stages with pop and world music groups. He was on stage with artists like Dream Theater, DJ Dimtri, Pipslab, Carel Kraaijenhof, Caetano Veloso, Leonardo Amuedo, Nynke Laverman, Ten Sharp, Waldemar Bastos, Stefanos Korkolis and Dulce Pontes. Currently he is touring with the Wereldband.
As an arranger he wrote scores for Donald Jones, Raaf Hekkema, Sonja van Beek, Kameleon Ensemble, Vienna String Quartet, Ricciotti Ensemble, Escher Ensemble, Dulce Pontes, DJ Dimitri, Nynke Laverman, and Ilse deLange.
Hubert-Jan wrote, played, mixed and produced the music for the short movie 'Mortel' , directed by Remco Polman. Which was reward the NFTVM award 2008 and was representing Holland for the Oscars.
As audio engineer Hubert-Jan worked for various Dutch radio program's. He mixed uncountable live performances of Dutch and international artists. Futhermore he was participating in mixing two albums for Ricky Koole.