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New 'Soloist in Residence' for Brassband Willebroek

Brassband Willebroek is happy to announce Tim De Maeseneer has taken on the position of 'Soloist in Residence' for the period 2016/2017. Frans Violet, Tim's former teacher, wanted to continue the coöperation after the British Open Brass Band Championship earlier this month.

Next to the Orchestral Championship of the province of Antwerp and the Belgian National Brass Band Championships, Tim, also well known as Besson Artist, will appear as soloist with the band. His reaction is extremely enthousiastic:

"Brassband Willebroek is a leading authority in the Belgian and European music scene. I am really humbled by the offer to share the stage with them. A lot of the musicians and soloists of the band are good friends and people who I have always looked up to. This makes it very special to get this opportunity. I look forward to working with the entire horn section of Brassband Willebroek. An amazing player like Kristien Schuurmans on Flugelhorn is a caliber of musician you don't meet very often!"


Tim graduated from the "University College of Arts" campus Lemmensinstituut Cum Laude with 19/20

Born in Vilvoorde Belgium from a family of music enthusiasts, Tim started to learn the Tenor-horn at the age of six. The decision to study music in secondary school didn't come as a surprise; he first began to study at the Secondary School of Music in Leuven and afterwards fulfilled this course in the "Kunsthumaniora Brussel". Having studied under the expert guidance of Frans Violet in Brussels, Tim moved to the Gent Conservatoire where he studied for two years under trumpet virtuoso Benny Wiame. Subsequently, Tim returned to Leuven to study at the LUCA (Leuven University & College of Arts) under saxhorn specialist Nick Ost. Special mention has to go to mentor/tutor Johan De Win, who always supported and taught with the upmost care.

As guest soloist Tim has performed with a number of different orchestras in Belgium and beyond, such as the "Symfonie Orkest Vlaanderen BE", The project Brass Band WDR (West Deutche Rundfunk Köln) DE, European Youth Brass Band EU, Atlantic Brass Band USA, Brass Band Buizingen & Noord-Limburgse Brass Band BE.

Having participated in a number of competitions, Tim has been award best tenor-horn on multiple occasions. As Tenor-horn specialist he is appointed by the VLAMO Organisation to give guidance to different bands to help improve horn sections.

Performing Besson artist - 2050 Besson Prestige


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