In Memoriam: John Floore (1945-2020)
ITG mourns the passing of John Floore (July 21, 1945 - December 5, 2020), former principal trumpet of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Floore studied trumpet with Marinus Komst from 1961-1966 at the Amsterdam Conservatory. From 1966 -1983 he was principal trumpet of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. He taught at the Rotterdam Conservatory and was director of the Conservatory from 1983 until 1997. In 1992, he was host of the Conference of the International Trumpet Guild in Rotterdam.
From 1997 until 2009 he was director of the Limburg Symphony Orchestra in Maastricht and from 2009 until 2018 artistic director of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.
John Flore standing on the right, with his teacher Marinus Komst, his colleague and successor Ad van Zon, Willem van der Vliet, Frits van der Meulen and Gilbert Mitchel
(Source: Ralph Henssen)