Hub van Laar founded his company in 1990 in Margraten, near Maastricht, on the border triangle to the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Beginning as a workshop for brass wind instruments, the company expanded rapidly under the direction of Hub van Laar and Heidrun Jöchner to become an enterprise of world repute.
Due to the increasing demand for our instruments we launched a new branch in Markneukirchen in 2010, in the heart of the so-called “Music Corner” (“Musikwinkel”) in Vogtland, Germany, which has a rich historical tradition in the making of musical instruments. In autumn 2016 Van Laar Trumpets GmbH relocated from Markneukirchen to larger premises in Klingenthal.
Since then, we take great pride in the fact that all the components necessary for our instruments are made completely by us in the Netherlands and Germany.
Our team of experts build brass wind instruments in a traditional way, using the most modern technologies. Hub van Laar is bound by tradition and is committed to achieving the highest standards, and every instrument undergoes rigorous testing before it leaves the workshop. As a result, musicians from the most renowned orchestras, big bands and ensembles all over the world are among our customers.
A new trumpet or flugelhorn is certainly not something one buys every day, and musicians develop a special relationship with their instrument. This is why Hub van Laar attaches great importance to individual and intensive contact with his customers. Over the years Van Laar has built up a wide range of trumpets and flugelhorns with all the technical requirements needed for all kinds of musicians and for every kind of music. These instruments were created in close cooperation with a number of musicians and have been continually improved, ensuring that the majority of our customers will find “their” perfect trumpet or flugelhorn among them.
Of course, Van Laar will adapt an instrument to your individual requirements, and we are always happy to take time to discuss your personal needs. In addition, Hub van Laar welcomes feedback and suggestions from his valued customers, since this provides inspiration for the further development of van Laar instruments. Thanks to this, Hub van Laar Trumpets & Flugelhorns have become renowned all over the globe and our top quality professional instruments are treasured by international artists and beginners alike.
In our workshop we repair all brands of small brass instruments. Our qualified brass instrument makers carry out all small and larger repairs with the utmost care.
Furthermore we are specialized in adjusting, reconstructing and modifications of trumpets, cornets and flugelhorns, everything at competitive prices.
From minor servicing to a general overhaul and enhancement of the finish (lacquering, silver, gold and palladium plating) you can always contact us.