Wim Becu

Category:solist, muzikant, docent, dirigent
Genre(s):romantiek, classicisme, barok, oude muziek
Instrument(s):trombone
Actual/previous member of:Oltremontano

Biography

Wim Becu is world-famous as a player of early wind instruments, mainly trombones. After studies at the conservatories of Antwerp and The Hague he started his musical career in 1980 with the Huelgas Ensemble. By virtue of his enormous drive and his musical curiosity about the many types of historic brass instruments he has developed into a specialist of early instrumental performance practice. Wim Becu’s repertoire ranges from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
For more than a quarter century already he has been performing with great names such as Philippe Herreweghe, Jos van Immerseel, René Jacobs, Konrad Junghänel, Ton Koopman, Sigiswald Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Parrott, Philippe Pierlot, Jordi Savall, Masaaki Suzuki, and Bruce Dickey. In this period he was involved in about 170 CD recordings. With the founding of the ensemble Oltremontano in 1993 he created his own platform and laboratory for historic brass players.

Selective discography

Coronation music for Charles IICoronation music for Charles II (2015)
early music
Oltremontano, Wim Becu, Diverse componisten, Psallentes
Giovanni Gabrieli - Sacrae SymphoniaeGiovanni Gabrieli - Sacrae Symphoniae (2014)
early music
Oltremontano, Wim Becu, Gesualdo Consort
Trombone GrandeTrombone Grande (2012)
Baroque
Oltremontano, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Wim Becu, A. Zielinski, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio de Cabezón, Giovanni Battista Fontana, Bartolomeo de Selma Y Salaverde (...)
Bach - Famous Cantatas Volume 2Bach - Famous Cantatas Volume 2 (2010)
Baroque
Collegium Vocale Gent, Cécile Kempenaers, Marcel Ponseele, Paul Van Loey, Jan De Winne, Bart Vandewege, Steve Dugardin, Bart Coen (...)
Bach - Famous Cantatas  Volume 1Bach - Famous Cantatas Volume 1 (2010)
Baroque
Collegium Vocale Gent, Steve Dugardin, Marcel Ponseele, Marnix De Cat, Cécile Kempenaers, Bart Vandewege, Paul De Clerck, Bart Coen (...)
De Sayve Lambert - Sacred musicDe Sayve Lambert - Sacred music (2007)
early music
Giovanni Priuli, Oltremontano, Giovanni Gabrieli, Capilla Flamenca, Lambert de Sayve, Wim Becu
Petrus PhalesiusPetrus Phalesius (2007)
early music
Peter Van Heyghen, Patrick Denecker, Wim Becu, Frank Agsteribbe, Kris Verhelst, Peter Van Heyghen
Ludi MusiciLudi Musici (2006)
early music
Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse, Wim Becu, Samuel Scheidt
Sonar CantandoSonar Cantando (2002)
Baroque, early music
Oltremontano, Wim Becu
The thrilling trombone of FlandersThe thrilling trombone of Flanders (1996)
Wim Becu, Koen Severens, Claude Coppens, Joris De Laet, Lucien Goethals, Janpieter Biesemans, Wilfried Westerlinck, Raoul De Smet (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Baroque Consolation - Sacred arias at the Imperial Viennese courtBaroque Consolation - Sacred arias at the Imperial Viennese court (2019)
Baroque
Oltremontano, Sarah Van Mol
Heinrich Isaac - Ich muss dich lassenHeinrich Isaac - Ich muss dich lassen (2011)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Heinrich Isaac, Oltremontano
A guide to period instrumentsA guide to period instruments (2010)
romanticism, early music, Baroque
Diverse uitvoerders
Matheo Romero - musique à la cour d'EspagneMatheo Romero - musique à la cour d'Espagne (2009)
early music
Currende, Guillemette Laurens, Erik Van Nevel
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Don GiovanniMozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Don Giovanni (2006)
classicism
Werner van Mechelen, Sigiswald Kuijken, Huub Claessens, Elena Vink, Markus Schäfer, Nancy Argenta, Nanco De Vries, Christina Högman (...)
Tielman SusatoTielman Susato (2002)
early music
Oltremontano, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, Het Egidius Kwartet & Consort, Lupus Hellinck, anoniem, Tielman Susato, Jeronimus Vinders, Carolus Souliaert (...)
Hassler Hans Leo - Auss tieffer nothHassler Hans Leo - Auss tieffer noth (2000)
early music
Currende, Erik Van Nevel
Schütz Heinrich - Symphoniae Sacrae I - 1629Schütz Heinrich - Symphoniae Sacrae I - 1629 (1998)
Baroque
Concerto Palatino, Barbara Borden, Nele Gramss, Rogers Covey-Crump, John Potter, Douglas Nasrawi, Harry Van Der Kamp
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Don GiovanniMozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Don Giovanni (1997)
classicism
Werner van Mechelen, Sigiswald Kuijken, Huub Claessens, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Elena Vink, Markus Schäfer, Nancy Argenta, Nanco De Vries (...)
Lassus Orlandus - Profane motettenLassus Orlandus - Profane motetten (1996)
early music
Currende, Orlandus Lassus, Concerto Palatino, Erik Van Nevel

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