... began his musical career when, at the age of 21, he was appointed principal trumpet of the Radio Symphony Orchestra of the Netherlands at the Maastricht Conservatorium. After 9 years he joined the famous Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest in Amsterdam, where he was its principal trumpet from 1991 to 2010. He was also the main trumpet teacher at the "Conservatorium van Amsterdam from 1993 to 2010.
As a chamber musician he played in various ensembles such as the Amsterdamse Bachsolisten, the Nederlands Blasersensemble, the Ebony Band and the Concertgebouw Brass Quintet and Brass Ensemble. Since 2009 Frits Damrow is professor for trumpet at the Zurich University of the Arts.
He is regularly invited as soloist and lecturer to international festivals and summer courses, such as the Hamamatsu Summer Wind Academy and Affinis Festival in Japan, Musica Verano in Mexico, the Ionian Summer Academy in Greece, Curso International de Musica in Spain, the Blekinge International Brass Academy and Aurora Festival in Sweden, the Tbilisi Wind Festival and the Sauerland Herbst in Germany.
He has conducted master classes at institutions such as the North Western University in Chicago, the San Francisco Conservatory, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, the Kön. Conservatory in Brussels, the conservatories in Freiburg, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Gnesin Academy in Moskou, the State Conservatory in Athens, the Shobi University in Tokyo, the National University in Seoul, Korea and various universities in China.
As a soloist, Frits Damrow has played with the following orchestras: the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Symfoniëtta Amsterdam, the Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra, the Italian Chamber Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Litouwen in Vilnius, Slovak Symfoniëtta, the Orchestra Filharmonica of Transilvania and the Buchan Symphony Orchestra of Seoul.