Great performances of Insomnia at EBBC

Last saturday was the big day for Insomnia at the European Brass Band Chamionships in Ostend. 6 bands all had their own very different approach to the work. The Italian Brass Band was the well deserved winner with an excellent interpretation and superb performance. Thanks to all conductor’s and musicians for the great efforts in preparing the piece.


On saturday April 29, The challenge division is on at the European Brass Band championships. All bands will be performing the test piece INSOMNIA, so it will be a world premiere multiplied by 7!

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Happy new year to all of you…

Here’s the plans for 2017:

March: recording new piece by Belgian Guides (news will follow)

April: World premiere ‘Insomnia’ at European Brass Band Championships. (test piece challenge division)

May: World premiere Symphony N°1 KRKA in Slovenia

July: World premiere Time sketches at WMC Kerkrade

July: Conducting Claribel Clarinet Choir at international Clarinet Festival Orlando

Next stop: Chicago

VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band, conducted by Charles Menghini will be performing Jack of Spades from Jeu de cartes at the annual midwest clinic, Chicago. Concert on december 16…


Bart Conducting A Coruña Municipal Band

On november 20, Bart Conducted the famous Banda Municipal de Musica de A Coruña, in the beautiful Region of Galicia (Spain)

On the program of this morning concert at the opera palace, works by Picqueur, mirroring classics by Ravel, Saint Saëns and Belgian Jules Strens’ Danse Funambulesque.

The concert was recorded by Radio Galicia, we keep you posted when anything is broadcasted…


La voz de Galicia published a nice review on the concert…find it here:


Symphony 0 in Amsterdam

On october 30, Jacco Nefs will conduct ‘De Tramharmonie Amsterdam’ in their hometown. The program features Symphony 0 by Bart Picqueur.

The composer will conduct his own band before the intermission in Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

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Great news ahead:

on 2nd 2016, Bart Picqueur will be conducting the Royal Band of the Belgian Guides in an all Belgium program, including his own Symphony N°0 ‘Phoenix ex cinere sum renascitur’ (Beriato/Hall Leonard) and Night in Venice by Wouter Lenaerts, featuring Cpt. Yves Segers as flute soloist


Stage UML

from 14 IV 2014 to 21 IV 2014 Bart Picqueur will be conducting at the annual band camp of the “Union Musicale des Landes”. Southwest of France.

80 young musicians, coached by 20 excellent instrumentalists will work an entire week and conclude with two concerts in the Dax region on Easter saturday and sunday.

Minor Scale Music pieces on the program are ‘Fanfares festives sur les fantasmes fantomatiques de Monsieur Maurice’ and ‘Histoires Landaises’ as well as a new composition, written for the occasion.