Herman van Kogelenberg started to learn flute at an early age with Willem Tonnaer and went on to attend the conservatories of Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague where he studied with Abbie de Quant and Emily Beynon. Whilst studying, he was appointed Principal Flute with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège in 1999. Later he joined the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In September 2013 he was appointed Principal Flute of the Münchner Philharmoniker under Lorin Maazel.
Herman regularly appears as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra player in festivals worldwide and is a founder member of the Farkas Quintet Amsterdam since 1997. The Farkas Quintet Amsterdam is regarded as Netherlands’ premier woodwind quintet and toured extensively throughout the Netherlands and Europe. Herman is regularly invited to give masterclasses in Europe, USA, or Asia. Between 2007 and 2010 he was professor at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and from 2010 till 2013 at the Rotterdam Conservatory Codarts.