Four nation battle for Willebroek Blue Riband prize

26 players from four European nations will battle for the major solo competition honours in the Willebroek Solo Championships.

  The competition has attracted players from across Europe

The line-up of 26 players who will compete for the Blue Riband 'Over 19 Years of Age' category in the Willebroek Solo Championships has been announced.

A spokesperson told 4BR that they had been thrilled by both the quality and number of entrants and look forward to receiving as many entries in the Under 19 category (closing date October 22nd) and that a number came from prominent conservatoires and music institutions as well as individual brass bands and wind orchestras.

Brass Band Willebroek is also very pleased that several prominent schools, orchestras and bands from these countries are encouraging their musicians to participate.

Four countries

Players from four European countries will be represented — Netherlands, United Kingdom, France and Belgium.

The live-streamed final will take place on November 22nd at the Municipal Theater of Willebroek — or our live stream — for a fantastic musical event!


Toon Debaye (Noordlimburgse Brassband) — Euphonium
Thomas Van Beersel (Mechels Harmonie Orkest VZW) — Euphonium
Luuk Janssen (Heide Echo) — Trombone
Sander Vermeersch (Koninklijke Fanfare Tenierskring) — Trombone
Simon Van den Eede (Brassband Willebroek) — Cornet
Jonas Violet (Brassband Willebroek) — Euphonium
Clément Couty (Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon) — Euphonium
Gerbrich Greidanus (Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen, Soli Brass) — Euphonium
Tom De Laet (Koninklijke Fanfare Tenierskring, Academie Muziek en Woord Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe & Ukkel) — Euphonium
Nikki De Raes (Brassband Willebroek) — Cornet
Danieke Faber (Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Brassband Rijnmond) — Euphonium
Vito De Coster (Brassband Schoonhoven) — Euphonium
Aurélien Roussel (Conservatoire De Paris Cnsmdp, Paris Brassband) — Euphonium
Lina Van Lint (Brassband Willebroek) — Horn
Drik Vanmanshoven (LUCA School of Arts) — Trombone
Dirk Vincken (Brassband De Spijkerpakkenband) — Cornet
Erwin Dijkstra (Soli Brass Leeuwarden) — Bass Trombone
Hannah Platt (Rothwell Temperance Band) — Baritone
Frank Bos (Provinciale Brassband Groningen) — Horn
Rousseau Sébastien (Brassband Buizingen) — Horn
Lieven Dobbelaere (Mago Gent, Brassband Gent, KM De Neerschelde) — Cornet
Anne-Sophie Leveugle (Brassband Willebroek) — Cornet
Lorenz Havermans (Noordlimburgse Brassband) — Euphonium
Robert Ernest (Provinciale Brassband Groningen) — Cornet
Luc Geraats (Noordlimburgse Brassband) — Eb Bass
Wim Matheeuwese (Brassband Willebroek) — Bass Trombone

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