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After high school, Hub. Pittie (born in Geleen, 1950) studied at the conservatory in Maastricht, where he completed the studies of band conducting, school music and orchestra conducting. His teachers included Hubert Cardous, Martin Koekelkoren, Lucas Vis and Anton Kersjes. He also took courses in music pedagogy, choral conducting and music theoryin Salzburg, The Hague and Munich, where he got in contact with Sergiu Celibidache, who profoundly influenced his musical career.

He taught in primary schools, in secondary education and was a university teacher at the conservatory. Furthermore, he led an assistant conductor course at the music school in Beek (Limburg), where he was also director for several years.

As a conductor, he worked with various wind orchestras and choirs in South Limburg. He has conducted concerts in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. From 1994, he was music director at the Collegium Musicum of RWTH Aachen University. He has performed as guest conductor at the Royal Navy Band, the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, the Serenade Chamber Orchestra from Yerevan (Armenia), the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Bocholtz, the Heerlen Oratoriumvereniging, the Royal Male Choir Cecilia Vaals and the Mastreechter Staar.

The highlights of his musical career include winning the national championship for concert bands in 1st division in 1985 during the World Music Competition in Kerkrade, the performances of Mahler's 2nd Symphony in 2000 and his farewell concert with an impressive performance of Tippett's “A Child of Our Time” in 2015.

For his musical projects, he often chose rarely or never heard works by Gotkovsky, Kodály, Niël, Koshaba, Abdokov and Nelhybel.

After his retirement in 2015, he devoted himself as a collaborator to the re-edition of Alice Bailey's books on New Psychology.

Hub. Pittie is married and together with his wife Elly he has 5 children and 9 grandchildren, some of whom are active in the field of music and theater.


Musical direction

Years Person Ensemble
1952 - 1955 Wolfgang Drees Orchestra
1955 - 1956 Gustav Fülleborn Orchestra
1956 - 1988 Rudolf Bremen Choir und Orchestra
1988 - 1994 Fritz ter Wey Choir und Orchestra
1994 - 2015 Hub. Pittie Choir und Orchestra
2015 - 2017 Ernst von Marschall Choir und Orchestra
2017 - 2019 Raimund Laufen Choir und Orchestra
2019 Judith Mohr Chamber Choir
since 2019 Tobias Haussig Choir, Orchestra, and Chamber Choir (since 2022)


Academic direction

Year Person Ensemble
1952 - 1964 Prof. Helmuth Schepp Orchestra
1956 - 1980 Prof. Herbert Döring Choir
1964 - 1965 Prof. Walter Biemel Orchestra
1965 - 1981 Prof. Friedrich Schlögl Orchestra
1980 - 1996 Prof. Helmut Faissner Choir
1981 - 1999 Prof. Klaus Möller Orchestra
1996 - 2014 Prof. Edmund Haberstroh Choir
1999 - 2014 Prof. Edmund Haberstroh Choir and Orchestra
since 2014 Prof. Thomas Gries Choir and Orchestra


Academic management

Year Person Ensemble
2015-2017 Michael Decius Choir and orchestra
2017-2018 Dr. Markus Beckers Choir and orchestra
since 2018 Moritz Kampmann Choir and orchestra


Student Management

Year Person Ensemble
2015 - 2017 Moritz Kampmann Choir
2015 Simon Koch Orchestra
2015 - 2017 Clara Igisch Orchestra
2017 - 2020 Younes Müller Choir
2017 - 2020 Arne Balzer Choir
2017 - 2018 Miriam Prume Orchestra
2017 - 2018 Jakob Stubenrauch Orchestra
2018 - 2020 Clara Evers Orchestra
2018 - 2020 Lars Wollert Orchestra
2020 - 2022 Alexandra Bach Orchestra
2020 - 2022 Colin Klein Orchestra
since 2020 Daniel Brockmann Choir
since 2020 Annika Wolf Choir
since 2022 Irene Müller Orchestra
since 2022 Johannes Zipfel Orchestra


Rehearsal Assistance

Year Person Ensemble and role
since 2009 Maria Regina Heyne Vocal choach, choire
2018 Maximilian Friedrich Choir direction
2018–2019 Julio G. Vico Orchestra conductor
2015–2019 Ahreum Jo Répétiteur choir
since 2019 Julio Domingo Escamilla Substitute orchestra conductor
since 2019 Ingeborg Stijnen Substitute choir conductor
2020–2022 Junichiro Watahiki Répétiteur choir
since 2022 Philipp Vitkov Répétiteur choir, Substitute orchestra conductor