Happy New Year! and 4barsrest.com Awards

January 2, 2013

Happy New Year everybody! The past year was once more a fantastic one, as professionally as personally. Next to the individual prizes for best soloist gained with my Band, Brass Band Buizingen, at the All English Masters and the International Brass Band Contest, I survived my Solo CD Debut with the highest scores in the reviews of the Brass Herald (is coming up on my site next week), the British Bandsman, Brass Band World, Brassinfo, Kwadratuur,… My CD did also make it as CD of the month in Brass Band World and made it in the selection of best solo CD of the Year in the British Bandsman.

I really had an awesome year,, not only as a soloist. Playing with the Brass Band Buizingen was fulfilling as well. We gained the second place at the All English Masters and – even better – we regained the national title which gives us a ticket to Oslo for the European Championship 2013. With Exit_Brass! it was busy as always, but especially because of our cooperation with Jeunesses Musicales. We’re developing a new style as well that we’re going to show you at the RNCM, Festival of Brass. We did all the work for this in 2012 already.

All these facts are the reason why 4barsrest.com selected me to be in their list of five to deserve the title of “Soloist of the Year”. So, if you have any spare time free and you’re willing to help me out, click here and fill in the voting form please.