Herman Jeurissen (°1952) has played an important role in the Dutch horn world for more than four decades. He was principal horn in the Residentie Orchestra in The Hague for 35 years. As a horn soloist, he performed with conductors such as Ferdinand Leitner, Hans Vonk, Yevgeni Svetlanov, Jean Fournet, Roy Goodman and Ton Koopman. He travelled the world as a chamber musician and guest teacher at many conservatories. Throughout his career, he was active in coaching and training young musicians. At the conservatories of Amsterdam, The Hague and Tilburg, he trained a new generation of horn players. Former students now hold solo and tutti positions in, among others, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the National Opera Orchestra of Bucharest, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Phion in Arnhem/Enschede, the NNO in Groningen, the Residentie Orchestra in The Hague and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hilversum. He is still closely involved with the horn class and the horn ensemble of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague as senior teacher.
His musical interests are mainly in the lesser-known repertoire for his instrument. For instance, he reconstructed Mozart's incomplete horn concertos KV 370b & 371 and 494a, published about them in the Mozart Jahrbuch 1991 and recorded the music on CD. As a pedagogue, he wrote numerous etudes and arrangements. His Tristan Fantasy for horn ensemble has been recorded on CD by the Horns of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass, the German Horn Ensemble, the Horn Ensemble Francis Orval and his own Ensemble Capricorno.