Raymond Munnecom was born on the 19th of april 1968. At the age of 10 he started playing the euphonium with the local windband. For a period of 2 years he joined the National Youth Harmony Orchestra on euphonium.At the age of 17 he switched to the trombone and one year later he continued his studies with Jacques Banens, former solo-trombone player of the Royal Concertgebouworchestra, at the Maastricht Conservatory.
His final exams however he took in Amsterdam where he also started to play to the basstrombone. Next to his trombone-studies he also graduated as a windband-conductor. In 1995 he was a finalist in the international trombone contest 'Hans Szymaitys' in Aachen, Germany.
Since sept. 1997 he is the basstrombonist of the Royal Concertgebouworchestra. In addition to this he teaches (bas)trombone at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
Raymond Munnecom regular gives lessons, clinics and masterclasses in Holland and abroad. Next to that he is brasscoach of the National Youth Orchestra and coach of windsections of university-symfony orchestra's from A'dam, Utrecht and Delft.