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IT’S OFFICIAL! I’m proud to present to you my new solo album, VOX – an album which, as the Latin word implies, showcases my own euphonium voice. The title also combines my surname, Vos, with its English translation, Fox, which in turn alludes to one of the pieces commissioned especially for the CD - ‘Les Ruses du Renard’.

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As the euphonium has more than one face, I wanted to make an album comprised of serious music in combination with a variety of different ensembles. I’m very pleased to include four brand new compositions on the CD, most of them written especially for this project. These pieces are all stylistically very different, yet each play to the strengths of the instrument. Alongside these four world premiere recordings is Marco Pütz’ ‘Concertino for Euphonium’. One of the best works written for euphonium and fanfare band (a typical Dutch ensemble). The piece has never been recorded in this way. By recording these five pieces with brass band, wind band, and fanfare band, I hope to display the various ‘voces’ the euphonium has to offer.

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I’m immensely grateful to the five composers, and of course the three ensembles, who worked alongside me during the entire project. Their enthusiasm and professionalism inspired me to really push my limits every step of the way. I also want to thank everyone who has supported me over the years, making this project possible. The list of names is far too long to write down, but I’m sure that those involved know who they are.
 

VOX is dedicated to my parents, Jeanne and Dany, who have supported me from the start and encouraged me to follow my dreams. No matter how challenging the path towards becoming a professional musician seemed at times, they were always there to point me in the right direction. I hope you enjoy my VOX!




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UPDATE: (22/11-16)

First of all my apologies for not updating my website. It has been extremely busy (which is good!) in the last period and a lot of things have happened.

I’m happy to announce that last weekend I won the award for Best Soloist at the Brass in Concert Entertainment Competition in Newcastle. I’m extremely proud and honoured to have received this prize!

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New website update!  (14/12/2015)

December 6th 2015: Premiere of the 'Les Ruses du Renard
Dutch composer Jan Bosveld, has written a beautiful, new, 18-minute, euphonium concerto with the title 'Les Ruses du Renard’. It has been premiered on the 6th of december with Koninklijke Harmonie 'Oefening & Uitspanning' from Beek & Donk with conductor Fried Dobbelstein. 
More information about the piece can be found here. A short teaser of the piece can be find below.

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November 28th 2015: Concert Competition with Koninklijke Harmonie Phileutonia
For the last 3 months I have been a guest conductor with Koninklijke Harmonie Phileutonia. Together we prepared an important concerto competition. The programme consisted of the following 3 pieces:

* David of the White Rock - arr. Philip Sparke
* Guggisberg Fantasie - Rob Goorhuis
* Machu Picchu - Satoshi Yagisawa

After a lot of hard work and good rehearsals we scored a great result. We received a score of 91,67 points in total with a praise of the adjudicators. We are very proud of this!

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November 21th 2015: Workshop and Solo Performance in Assen
During this day I was invited to give a euphoniumworkshop in Assen. There were 15 participants during the 3-hour workshop and masterclass.
Next to this I was a guest soloist with Fanfare Oranje Assen and I played 'Solitary Prayer' by Marco Putz and 'Rule Britannia' by John Hartmann. After the concertbreak I performed a 50 minute programme with Silver Vibes, my euphonium and percussion duo.
This event was sponsored by Sterling Instruments.


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November 14th 2015: National Champions!
On the 14th of november the Dutch National Championships were held. I became National Champions in the 2nd division with Brass Band Schoonhoven B, for the second time since 2013. The testpiece was The Saga of Tyrfing by Jacob Vilhelm Larssen and adjucators enjoyed the colourful and musical approach by the band.

Brass Band Schoonhoven A received a good 3th place in the Championshipsection, led by Ivan Meylemans as a conductor. The testpiece was Terra Incognita by Jan de Haan.


November 8th 2015: Guest Soloist with Koninklijke Harmonie Delft
During the fallconcert of Koninklijke Harmonie Delft, with Erik Janssen as their conductor, I had the opportunity to play as a guest soloist. I perfomed the challenging Symphonic Variants by James Curnow next to Philip Sparke’s Pantomime. 


October 2015: Trip to Scotland!
From the 23th until the 25th of october I visited the St. Davids Brass Band in Gorebridge, Scotland. I gave various workshops to low brass players, high school students and band members. Next to that I was a guest soloist with St. Davids Brass Band and the Lasswade High School Band. I performed Benedictus by Karl Jenkins, Hummingbrrd by Steven Bryant, Symphonic Rhapsody by Edward Gregson and Pantomime by Philip Sparke.
A great experience and very wel 
organized! Video’s of my performances can be found on my videopage or on youtube!

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Soloperformance with Festival Brass & Workshop in Leende (06/05/2015)

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Review of my workshop in Minnertsga

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Workshop in Brummen & Private lessons in Gorredijk (07/01/2015)

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A great end of 2014 (06/12/2014)

The last 3 months of 2014 have been extremely busy. So busy that I didn’t have the time to updated my website. Sorry for this! In this newsflash you can find a short overview of my last activities.

- CD-release Dual. On the 31st of august my first CD ‚Dual’ was released. It’s for sale via my website or via World of Brass and  North Music! Get yourself a copy! Have a look at my CD in the menu above!

- In october I had my last concert as a conductor with Harmonie Orkest Brummen. After a great 4,5 years I decided, due to a busy schedule as a euphoniumplayer and soloist to create some more space in my agenda. The last concert was very exciting. We won the Hanzefestival with 94/100 points. A great farewell!

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Also the Dutch Nationals took place. With Brass Band Schoonhoven B we got a good 4th place in the 2nd division after giving a very nice performance of ‚The Son of Light’  by Bertrand Moren. Brass Band Schoonhoven A was less lucky. After 4 Nationals we became 9th with our performance of ‚Journey of the Lone Wolf’ by Simon Dobson. Both performances you can find in the Media/Video section!

In november Brass Band Schoonhoven went to Brass in Concert in the Sage in Gateshead. There we performed a nice programm with the subject ‚A South-African Symphony’. In a very strong line-up we got ourselves a good 8th place with the first prize for entainment during the day. 
2015 will a special year with 2 new euphonium concertos coming up and some other exciting activities. I’ll promise to keep you posted more from now on! :-)

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Performing with the Cory Band! (01/09/2014)

This weekend I had the honour to be the guest soloist with the Cory Band at the Brass on Stage Festival! I was invited by them to play three solo pieces with the band. I performed the premiere of Hermann Pallhuber’s ‚For a Flower’, written for my cd Dual. Next to that I played the first movement from Philip Wilby’s ‚Euphonium Concerto’ and Philip Sparke’s ‚Song for Ina.

It was a great pleasure and a really big honour to perform these pieces with Cory at the Muziekcentrum Frits Philips in Eindhoven. I’m looking forward working together in the future!!

During this weekend my first cd-album Dual has been released. You can find more information about the CD on this website!

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CD-release of „DUAL” on the 31st of August! (22/07/14)

I'm proud to post a promo-video of the new cd DUAL of Anteun Hoesen and myself, which will be released on the 31st of august during the Brass On Stage festival! A CD with 6 new commissioned pieces for euphonium but also three already existing pieces.

Here you can listen to some recordings that we made with Brassband Schoonhoven and Altena Brass. Enjoy!

The pieces you can listen to in this promo are:

* Devil's Dance - Alexander Comitas (Robbert Vos)
* My Love is like a red red rose - arr. Kenneth Downie (Anteun Hoesen)
* Concerto Grosso - Etienne Crausaz (Robbert Vos & Niels Verbeek)
* Dual - Andrew Pearce (Robbert & Anteun)
* For a Flower - Hermann Pallhuber (Robbert Vos)
* Serenade in C - Bert Appermont (Anteun Hoesen)

The full track list of the CD will be published soon!


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Guest Soloist with the Cory Band! (03/04/2014)

European champion Cory will be making a short tour of the Netherlands later this year as they make an innovative link with Dutch concert promoters, ‘Brass on Stage’. The band will play in Leeuwarden and Eindhoven just a week before they head to Birmingham to battle for the British Open title at Symphony. 

During their concert on the 31st of August in the Frits Philips Hall in Eindhoven, I'm invited as a guest soloist! I'm very honoured and excited to get this opportunity!

You can read more about this concert on the website: http://www.brassonstage.nl

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Busy weekend ahead! (14/05/2014)

On the 15th of may I will join Brassband Schoonhoven to Schlitz (Germany) to give a concert for Yamaha. This evening I will Brillante by Peter Graham as a solo piece. Also our own choice piece from the European Brassband Championships, Metamorphosis, will be on the program!

On saturday, 17th of may, I will be the guest soloist with Fanfare Grootegast at the gala concert of the Gouden Spiker Festival. I will play Harlequin by Sparke and Solitary Prayer by Putz.

On sunday, 18th of may, I will join Fanfare Leende for a concert in the Begijnenhof in Breda. On the program will be Brillante, Harlequin and Lament by Jenkins

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Workshop + Concert with Fanfare Wilhelmina Leens (24/04/2014)

Next saturday, 26th of April 2014, I'm invited to host a workshop for euphonium players in Leens. In the evening I will be perfoming with Fanfare Wilhelmina Leens at their Oranjeconcert. The workshop has been made possible by Muremo / Sterling Instruments and North Music Holland. I will be performing the pieces below.

* Bright and Breezy - Rob Goorhuis (World Premiere!)
* Rule Britannia - J. Hartmann
* Gypsy Warning - J. Hartmann
* In Christ Alone - Richard Philips

I'm looking forward to this concert to be working with Bienze IJLstra, conductor of Wilhelmina Leens!

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Silver Vibes (05/02/2014)

Silver Vibes is a new euphonium & percussion duo existing of Robbert Vos (euphonium) and Niels Verbeek (percussion). We have  put together a varied programm existing of original composities for euphonium and percussion, next to some arrangements we've made ourselves. We can offer an interesting recital, from Piazolla to Padding and from Bryant to Berry. For euphonium and marimba, but also for euphonium, bass drum, snare drum and lyra!

For more information about our Silver Vibes, have a look at our Facebookpage: https://www.facebook.com/silvervibes

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Concert and masterclass in Chicago! (20/01/2014)

This week I have been invited by the Chicago Brass Band, under the baton of Colin Holman, to be the guest soloist of their gala concert at the Chicago Brass Festival! This yearly festival is held on the 14th and 15th of march and sees some great performers coming like Rex Richardson and the Rebirth Brass Band.
Next to this concert I will be hosting a masterclass for all euphonium and tubaplayers who are interested! I'm honoured to be invited and I'm looking forward to a great trip!


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Double Champions with Brassband Schoonhoven A & B (10/12/2013)

From 4barsrest.com

Brass Band Schoonhoven claimed a fourth consecutive victory at the 33rd Dutch National Championships to once again book their place as the Netherlands representative at the 2014 European Championships in Perth next May. Under the direction of Erik Janssen, and drawn fifth of the nine competitors in Groningen, they produced an outstanding performance of the set work, ‘Of Distant Memories’ (Music in an Olden Style).

It proved to be a memorable weekend for the Schoonhoven organisation, as their ‘B’ Band made it an unique Nationals ‘Double’ by claiming the Second Division title under the baton of the senior band’s euphonium star Robbert Vos.

A spokesperson told 4BR: "This is an amazing victory - and both bands are deserved champions. Schoonhoven won the ‘double’ of First and Fourth Sections in 1997 with our two bands, so to now do this is a fantastic achievement for our organisation."

Schoonhoven was helped in its preparation by Dr Robert Childs, whilst victory gave MD Erik Janssen his fifth Dutch National success. The band now head to the European Championship as part of one of the strongest fields assembled at the event, seeking a fourth consecutive top six finish.

The seven competing bands in the Second Division certainly enjoyed tackling a new work from the pen of Black Dyke’s horn star Jonathan Bates entitled, ‘Out of the Storm Clouds’, with Schoonhoven B making it the sunniest of days under Robbert Vos.

The composer was in audience to hear the performance of all the bands and later congratulated the winners telling the proud MD that his band had, “produced a most enjoyable performance of my work.”

Live recordings from both pieces can be found HERE

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Audition of the Royal Marine Band (30/11/12)

The 26th of November was a very exciting day. I had my audition for the euphonium position of the Royal Marine Band of the Netherlands. There were 8 competitors in the first round and the set pieces were the first movement of the 'Wilby Concerto' and 'Dance of the Dragonfly' by Torstein-Aagaard Nilsen.
In the second round, 5 players were left and everybody had to play a number of orchestral excerpts, for example 'Les Preludes' by Franz List, 'Theme and Variations' by Schonberg and a few other pieces.

I'm very happy to write that I won the audition that day and I will be joining the Marine band in the spring of 2014! I'm looking forward playing with this great orchestra, together with euphoniumplayes Renato Meli and Frans-Aert Burghgraef!

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Review of my solo performance in Scotland (27/11/2013)

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Solo performance and teaching in Scotland 
(28/10/2013)

From the 24th until the 26th of october 2013, I was a guest for the second time this year with the Kirkintilloch Kelvin Band. I played with these great people during the Scottish Regionals last march, where they got themselves a 5th place with a nice performance of Philip Sparke's Harmony Music.

Shortly after that contest we made some arrangements for coming back this weekend. Last friday I had the opportunity to work as a guest teacher at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, teaching some of the students of tuba-teacher Tony Swainson. The students had a great level of playing and it was a pleasure to work with them!

On saturday afternoon there was a euphonium-workshop in Bathgate Academy sponsored by Sterling Musical Instruments and in the evening I was a guest soloist with the Kirkintilloch Kelvin Band with their conductor, Charles Keenan. I had a great evening playing with the band and the pleasure to play a duet with euphoniumplayer Chris Shanks. The repertoire I played was:

* Concerto for Euphonium, Part One by Philip Wilby
* Devil's Dance by Alexander Comitas (Premiere)
* Song for Ina - Philip Sparke
* Deep Inside the Sacred Temple (Duet with Chris Shanks)

It was a great musical experience, combined with some Scottish gastronomy like Haggish and Black Pudding. Thanks a lot to Theresa and Howard Wilkin for organizing all this!

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Interview in Klankwijzer Magazine (16/10/2013)

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Youth Project Orchestra (02/09/2013)

The last weekend of august 2013, I had the honour to conduct the Dutch 'Jeugd Project Orkest' (Youth Project Orchestra). This project wind band comes together only once a year. They rehearse 2 full days and give a concert on the last day.

This year the major work was 'Sword and the Crown' by Edward Gregson. Next to this piece Jordi Lensink, a Dutch trumpet talent, played 2 beautiful solo works, Trumpet Town and Ode for Trumpet. 

It was a pleasure to work with such a motivated group of people! Soon some videos of the concert will appear on youtube!

For more information, have a look at www.jeugdprojectorkest.nl or search for them on Facebook!

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Vice-Champions with Brassband Schoonhoven B! (13/07/2013)

On the 6th of july 2013, I competed at the World Music Contest in Kerkrade. There the World Brass Band Championships were held and I performed with Brassband Schoonhoven B in the 2nd Division. The set piece was VIVAT! by Tom Davoren and as our own choice we played Cross Patonce by Goff Richards.
We were pleased to play ourselves into a 2nd place with 93 points (highest amount) on the set piece and 90 point for our own
choice piece!

Full results and a first recording of VIVAT! you can find below!

Results WMC 2nd Division:
    1. Ensemble de Cuivres Amtitus - Orsieres (92 + 92) = 92 punten
    2. Brass Band Schoonhoven-B - Schoonhoven (93 + 90) = 91,5 punten
    3. Brassband Hombeek - Hombeek (92 + 90) = 91 punten   
    4. Brassband Gent - Gent (91 + 88) = 89,5 punten   
    5. Euphonia - Wolvega (85 + 87) = 86 punten 
    6. Mercator Brass Band - Kruibeke (85 + 85) = 85 punten 
    7. Brass Band Schotz - Schotz (81 + 82) = 81,5 punten



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A succesfull Eurobrass 2013 (09/06/2013)

Eurobrass 2013, which was held in De Lawei in Drachten on the 7th and 8th of june 2013, was again a big succes for Brassband Schoonhoven. After winning the contest in 2011 and 2012 the band won the contest for the 3th time with a 6-point margin!

On friday played the quick march "Lock Horns / Rage On" by Simon Dobson and "Myth Forest" by Stig Nordhagen. On saturday there was a 30-minute own choice program. The band started off with "Prelude on Tallis", followed by "City in the Sea", "A Little Prayer" and the band finished off with "Turris Fortissima".

Next to winning the contest, the band won the award for "Best Programm" and I was honoured with the award of "Best Soloist" for my performance of Nigel Clarke's "City in the Sea"! A Succesfull weekend!

Full results can be found on the website of Eurobrass

Look at the video-page for some live-recordings of the weekend!

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Sterling 25th Jubilee Concert in Bedford (21/05/2013)

On the 19th of may Sterling Instruments and founder Paul Riggett celebrated their 25th anniversary concert. It was a very special evening with a performance by double champions Fodens Band and almost every Sterling Virtuoso Artist played a solo with the band.

The group of soloists existed of: Nick Ost, Patrik Randefalk, Kevin van Giel, Glyn Williams, Mark Bousie, Nat McDonald, Leslie Poole & Richard Poole. I felt very honoured playing a quartet together with Nick, Kevin and Mark which was the New Carnival of Venice!

Highlight of the evening was no doubt the performance of Trevor Groom and Lyndon Baglin. In a lovely duet they played 'The Pearl Fisher's. What a fenomal musicians. A night never to forget!

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Performance with KNA Houten (21/05/2013)

On Saturday the 18th of may the 'Neerlandsch Tuba Quartet' gave a concert together with KNA Houten in Theater de Slinger in Houten. The tuba quartet, existing of Gerd Wensink (euphonium), Vincent Verhage & Luc Geraats (both tuba) and myself, played some varied repertoire, for example: 3 Milonga's by Crespo and The Sass Philosophy by Crausaz.
I also performed a solo with KNA Houten. I played an original piece by Jules Demersseman named Grande Fantasie Dramatique. A special night!

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European Brass Band Championships, the results (06/05/2013)

Last weekend we played with Brassband Schoonhoven at the European Brass Band Championships in Oslo. On friday and saturday we performed Myth Forest by Stig Nordhagen and From Ancient Times by Jan van der Roost. We played ourselves into the 5th position with 91 points. A good result after a 4th place in 2011 and a 3th place in 2012.

We are really happy with the two perfomances we delivered and happy that the comments from the audience were so positive. World of Brass made several recordings which hopefully will be published soon! 

Congratulations to the Cory Band with their conductor Philip Harper for winning this championships with 2 great performances!

The full results you can find here: http://4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=16926#.UYeLHkJbXic 

Some live comments about our performance you can find here: http://www.4barsrest.com/live/2013EuropeanChampionships

Thanks to all the supporters who made our performances into a great experience!!

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Off to Oslo! (02/05/2013)

Today I will go to Oslo for the European Brass Band Championships with Brassband Schoonhoven! On friday we will play the test piece by Stig Nordhagen, the very atmospheric Myth Forest. On saturday we will play our own choice piece.

After Montreux (2011; 4th place) and Rotterdam (2012; 3th place) we will do our best to play the best we can! I will keep you posted via Facebook and Twitter about any news whats going on in Oslo!

You can also have a look at www.brassbandschoonhoven.nl or the website of the organization: www.ebbc2013.no

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Song for Ina and Two Part Invention at the Gouden Spikerfestival (01/05/2013)


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Galaconcerts at the Gouden Spikerfestival (23/04/2013)

This weekend I gave my first performance as a Sterling Performing Artist at the Gouden Spikerfestival in Ureterp, the Netherlands. This is a festival for brass bands. On friday the 19th of april, Sterling Euphonium Artist Kevin van Giel played some soloworks with Brassband Hombeek. 
I played with the Spijkerpakkenband at the galaconcert on saturday evening, 20th of april. I performed the Devil's Duel by Pete Meechan and Song for Ina by Philip Sparke. Together with Kevin, I will played the Two Part Invention by Philip Sparke.

On the website of the Gouden Spiker Festival you can see some photo's! Hopefully there is some video following soon! Have a look at http://www.goudenspikerfestival.nl

Thanks to Brassband the Spijkerpakkenband for organizing everything so nicely!

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Today in the newspaper (08/04/2013)

About my final concert with Fanfare WIK Geffen.

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Scottish Regionals Championships (13/03/2013)

From the 7th of March until the 11th of March I was asked to play principal euphonium with the Kirkintilloch Kelvin Band at the Scottish Regionals in Perth. After a full week of rehearsals the band was fully prepared for the difficult testpiece (Harmone Music by Philip Sparke) and were proud to play themselves into 5th place, after Whitburn won the contest. For KKB this was the best result they ever had so there was reason enough to have a big party afterward. 
I had a great time with wonderful and truly friendly band and wish them luck at the Scottish Open in November!!

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                         The Baritone and Euphonium section of Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass at the 2013 Regionals in Perth


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Sterling Virtuoso Artist (19/2/2013)

After a testing period for Sterling Musical Instruments, which lasted for almost 2 months, I concluded that Sterling has made some wonderful euphoniums and that I felt really comfortabel playing this instrument. From now on I will be playing exclusively on the Sterling Virtuoso Euphonium and I will be joining great players as David Thornton, Glyn Williams and Nick Ost as a Sterling Virtuoso Artist. I would like to thank Jean-Paul Ratajczak from Muremo (Belgium) for this oppertunity and I'm looking forward to a long lasting relationship! 

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Norwegian Brass Band Championships (11/12/2013)

This weekend I was a guest euphoniumplayer at Tomra Brass, a Norwegian band from Tomrefjord. They participated at the Norwegian Brass Band Championchips under the baton of conductor Nick Ost. They chose to play Montage by Peter Graham and with good results. They got 3th a place in the 1st division after promoting from the 2nd division in 2012. It was a nice experience playing with them and at the NM!

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                                The Baritone and Euphonium section of Tomra Brass during the NM 2013

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Silver and Gold! (3/12/2012)

On the 1st of december 2012 the Dutch National Brass Band Championships were held in the Martiniplaza in Groningen. 
I'm proud to write that Brassband Schoonhoven A claimed the national title in the championship section for the third time in a row!
With a stunning and musical performance of the test piece Electra by Martin Ellerby they got a score of 93 points, which was enough to became champions again. The band is looking forward going to the European Championships in Oslo in may 2013!

Even more proud I was, to become 2nd with Brassband Schoonhoven B in the second division. This band, which I conduct since januari 2012, has worked extremely hard on the test piece Cross Patonce by Goff Richards. The band gave it all on stage and produced a great performance with, by saying of some people in the audience, the most beautiful 2nd movement and a brilliant 3rd movement. I'm very proud to conduct this band and looking forward going to the WMC with them in july 2013! A lot of congratulations of course to Excelsior Ferwert, with their 4th title in a row.

A live-recording of Brassband Schoonhoven A is placed in the video section. Also a performance of Brassband Schoonhoven B of their last try-out concert on the 24th of november can be found there! 

                Brassband Schoonhoven A after winning the Nationals!

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                Brassband Schoonhoven B during their performance of Cross Patonce

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