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2018 European Championships
Solo competition - As it happened

All the action from the 2018 European Championships — Solo competition — as it happened.

Thursday 3, 20:48:41

European Soloist Competition:

Final and Awards Ceremony:

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Felix Geroldinger taking the applause following his winning performance

1. Felix Geroldinger (Baritone)
2. Lionel Fumeaux (Bass Trombone)
3. Luc Geraats (Tuba)

Audience Award: Lionel Fumeaux

Brass Band Schoonhoven Players Award: Felix Geroldinger


Thursday 3, 20:20:28

European Soloist Competition

and the winner is...

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The adjudicators for European Soloist Competition

Whilst the EYBB entertain the audience with a short concert the adjudicators have retired to consider their verdict.

INTERVAL


Thursday 3, 20:08:50

European Soloist Competition

Soloist No 3 : Luc Geraats from The Netherlands
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Tuba Concerto (arr. Phillip Littlemore)

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Luc Geraats in rehearsal for tonight's performance

Luc Geraats captured every nuance of Vaughan Williams engaging concerto. From the spirit of the outer movements to the glorious singing cantabile of the romance he found the central character of the music.

Chris Thomas


Thursday 3, 19:44:06

European Soloist Competition

Soloist No 2 : Felix Geroldinger from Austria
Martin Ellerby — Concerto for Baritone

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Felix Geroldinger in rehearsal for tonight's performance

Martin Ellerby's Concerto is such a sparkling effervescent piece but with glorious lyrical heart and Felix Geroldinger gave it his all in his playing. It was played with innate musicality but we did struggle a little at times to hear him over the ensemble.

Chris Thomas


Thursday 3, 19:20:25

European Soloist Competition

Hertz Hall — TivoliVredenbrug
with Brass Band Schoonhoven and European Youth Brass Band
Conductors: Russell Gray & Ivan Meylemans

Brass Band Schoonhoven open the evening with a Scandinavian overture

Soloist No 1 : Lionel Fumeaux from Switzerland
Derek Bourgeois — Concerto for Bass Trombone

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Lionel Fumeaux in rehearsal for tonight's performance

Having already made a name for himself as a bass trombonist, Lionel Fumeaux has phenomenal technique and range and this was all present in this performance...and what a performance.

Chris Thomas


Thursday 3, 19:10:38

2018 European Soloist Competition...

Iwan Fox talks to Steven Mead and Chris Thomas to discuss the prospects and the skills required by Felix Geroldinger, Lionel Fumeaux and Luc Geraats to become European Solo Champion....


Thursday 3, 07:54:51

Finding out more about the Solo Finalists...

Iwan Fox talks to 22 year old Austrian baritone player Felix Geroldinger

Iwan Fox talks to 22 year old Swiss bass trombone player Lionel Fumeaux

Iwan Fox talks to 25 year old Netherlands tuba player Luc Geraats


Thursday 3, 07:50:54

Good morning from Utrecht...

Day 2 of our trip to Utrecht sees the first European title decided as the three finalists in the European Soloist Competition take to the stage this evening at the Herz Hall at the TivoliVredenburg.

We have caught up with tuba player Luc Geraats from The Netherlands, Felix Geroldinger from Austria and Lionel Fumeaux from Switzerland to find out more about them and the music they will be performing alongside Russell Gray and Brass Band Schoonhoven.

We will also be checking out plenty of other fun features too — so keep your eyes peeled....


Wednesday 2, 20:32:59

Images from the final rehearsal of the three Solo Competition finalists

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22 year old Felix Geroldinger from Austria

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22 year old Lionel Fumeaux from Switzerland

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25 Luc Geraats from The Netherlands




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