Last june I had the pleasure to adjudicate the conductors competition at the Mannheimer Musik Hochschule. At the occasion of the galaconcert, Toni Scholl conducted Sinfonietta #1 in a marvellous performance with his fantastic German Wind Philharmonic.
Next on is Rolf Schumacher, celebrating his 40 years of conducting with the Swiss premiere of the same piece in Bern, on the 14th of september.
14 days later, Rogelio Castro will lead his Banda Salasiana del Niño Jesus in the pan american premiere of the entire Symphony 1 KRKA in the national theatre of Bogotá, Colombia
2018 will be very exciting. Both the ECWO & the CIBM have chosen a Bart Picqueur test piece.
On may 27 2017 the European Championships for Wind Bands are Held at Bozar, Brussels. The jury elected Mutations (ed. Hafabra Music) as the mandatory piece. 9 bands from all over Europe will perform on the occasion. (ECWO)
The Board of the international wind band competition of Valencia, Spain, elected Sinfonietta #1 as the obligatory work for their honorary division. Sinfonietta #1 is the 23′ Resume of Symphony N°1 KRKA. (see CIBM)
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.