Belgian Brass

Category:ensemble (instrumentaal), repertoire, hedendaagse muziek
Aarschot, 2004
Genre(s):Klassiek
Actual/previous members:Geert De Vos, Simon van Hoecke, Luk Artois, Rik Vercruysse, Steven Devolder, Jan Smets, Manu Mellaerts, Tom Verschoore, Marc Peremans, Frankie de Kuyffer, Gaetan La Mela, Fabien Wallerand

Biography

Belgian Brass were formerly the Belgian Brass Soloists quintet until artistic director Manu Mellaerts launched the idea of bringing together a larger, more all-round group of musicians with a view to enhancing this ensemble’s artistic scope.  Thanks to this ‘new concept’, it was possible to create a more dynamic reach and a larger artistic colour pallet.

Belgian Brass wants to bring music of all times and genres for the widest possible audience.  Always in an artistically justified manner and with top quality in mind.  To guarantee this, the band is made up of eminent musicians who have all gained a soloist place in various symphonic orchestras. This is why Belgian Brass can go to the extreme, both in the choice of repertoire, and in pushing the boundaries of virtuosity and musicality.

By adding the rhythm section and by opting to work in different arrangements, this makes for a modern, flexible, yet recognisable ensemble.  It is no coincidence, therefore, that the ensemble’s debut CD was given the apt name ‘Pushing the Limits’.

In order to reach the most diverse ‘listening audience’, it is of the utmost importance to put together a ‘balanced’ concert programme.  By combining talent, experience and, not least, their artistic drive, the 12 musicians of Belgian Brass can tackle a nigh unlimited range of musical genres, ranging from renaissance to contemporary, from symphonic to pop, from serious to frivolous …

Thanks to this very wide repertoire on offer and the more than ‘special’ concept, there is no doubt that attending a Belgian Brass concert will be a unique and unforgettable experience for you!

Selective discography

Entrata ImperialeEntrata Imperiale (2013)
Baroque
Belgian Brass, Fantini Girolamo, Tielman Susato, Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Gervaise, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Michaël Praetorius, Steven Verhaert (...)
From Io to DandiFrom Io to Dandi (2008)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Belgian Brass, Dirk Brossé, Jan Van Landeghem, Jan Van Der Roost, Wim Henderickx
Russian Heritage - Belgian BrassRussian Heritage - Belgian Brass (2006)
20th century
Belgian Brass, Hanna Grociak, Modest Moessorgski, Steven Verhaert, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Sjostakovich, Alexander Tcherepnin, Geert De Vos (...)
Belgian BrassBelgian Brass (2004)
20th century, romanticism, classicism, Baroque, early music
Belgian Brass, Giovanni Gabrieli, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Wagner, Dmitri Kabalevski, Maurice Ravel, Alexander Borodin (...)
Pushing the LimitsPushing the Limits (2004)
20th century, romanticism, classicism, Baroque
Belgian Brass, Giovanni Gabrieli, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Wagner, Dmitri Kabalevski, Maurice Ravel, Alexander Borodin (...)

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Persons/artist(s):Gaetan La Mela (musician)