Hans Zonderop studied in Utrecht with Michael de Roo, Peter Ypma and Keiko Abe, among others.
He obtained his UM diploma in 1989. Hans Zonderop is first percussionist with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Hilversum and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Both during and after his studies he played in various orchestras and ensembles.
Hans Zonderop was also a percussionist with Circle Percussion. In this ensemble he specialised in the playing of Japanese drums. He toured the world with Circle Percussion, together with the Netherlands Dance Theatre, Keiko Abe and the Japanese percussion group KODO.
Hans is currently, along with his work with the RPhO, teacher at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.