Wim Becu

Category:solist, muzikant, docent, dirigent, oude muziek, repertoire
Berchem (Antwerpen), 1959
Genre(s):romantiek, classicisme, barok, oude muziek
Instrument(s):trombone, sackbut
Actual/previous member of:Oltremontano

Biography

Wim Becu studied at the Royal conservatories of Antwerp (K. Smits) and The Hague (Charles Toet).  In 1980 he began a long-lasting collaboration with the Huelgas Ensemble and Paul Van Nevel. Since 1985 Wim Becu is the regular bass sackbut player of Concerto Palatino. His great passion for the music and his ever-increasing enthusiasm quickly made him one of the most prominent performers in many international ensembles and orchestras. He performs on almost every historical trombone, and his repertoire stretches from the Middle Ages to the Romantic era.  For almost a quarter of a century Wim Becu has worked alongside such great names 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. During this time he has recorded more than 170 CDs.   With the founding of Oltremontano in 1993 Wim Becu created his own platform and studio for historic brass instruments.  Over recent years he has not only devoted himself to the research and exploration of 16th and 17th  century music but has expanded his interest and activities to the development of historical trombones in 19th century repertoire.  Wim  teaches at various academies in Belgium and at the Musikhochschule in Köln as well as giving master classes.

Selective discography

Paradisi Porti - Hans Memling's Angelic ConcertParadisi Porti - Hans Memling's Angelic Concert (2021)
early music
Oltremontano, Wim Becu, Gregoriaans, Guillaume Dufay, Tiburtina Ensemble, Barbora Kabatkova, John Dunstaple, Jacob Obrecht (...)
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

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)
early music, Baroque, romanticism
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, Jheronimus 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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