Hommage to Brel with Micheline van Hautem in Delft

Brel and Brass Yesterday the Koninklijke Harmonie Delft performed in theater de Veste in Delft with guest stars Micheline van Hautem and bass trombonist Jos Jansen in a program called Brel and Brass. First Half highlight was the performance of Martin Ellerby’s Paris Sketches next to An American in Paris arranged by Mari van Gils. The second  half was a tribute to Jacques…

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First visit to Brassband Oberösterreich

Today I traveled to Linz to conduct brassband Oberösterreich. This is the start of our project which will lead to 2 performances during the European Brassband  Championships in Ostende april 28th and 29th. A great kick off during 2 days to get to know eachother. Looking forward to work with these incredible players, and thrilled about the own choice piece. Brassband Oberösterreich

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North Netherlands Youth Windband performs in Hardenberg

The North Netherlands youth wind band had a great kick off in 2017. Together with the Symphonic Wind Band Overijsel conducted by Alfred Willering they performed in a double concerto in theater de Voorvechter in Hardenberg last Sunday january 15th. Dutch Premiere The NNJO had a great program, including the Dutch premiere of Avern by Saul Gomez. Oscar Navarro’s composition…

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Band of the Year Awards

Great news to see my name between all those great names.  Makes me proud and happy. The comment on the site: Conductors: Philip Harper and Erik Janssen Two conductors not afraid to take risks on the test-piece stage and not afraid to showcase ideas and inspirations that others would shy away from on the concert platform either. Both were in…

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Christmas tour FKNR

In December 2016 Erik was inivited to conduct the FKNR during their Christmas tour “Holidays are coming”, Fanfare korps Nationale Reserve (the Military band of the Natinional reserves). Adlicious where the guest vocalists in this great Christmas show.

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2016 4BR Awards: The Nominations

Proud to be in the list as conductor, The European Youth Brassband and the Spijkerpakkenband. The long lists of 4BR annual award nominations that will be considered by a panel of 11 judges have been released. Conductor of the Year: David Bremner Nicholas Childs Garry Cutt Arsene Duc James Gourlay Philip Harper Erik Janssen Chris Jeans David King Joe Parisi…

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Bandclinic Yamaha Netherlands

In the Weekend of December 10 and 11 Erik was part of the team to lead the Yamaha Bandclinic organised by Yamaha Netherlands. Together with Yamaha artists Russel Gray, Simone Rebello, David Kutz, Katrina Marzella, Bart de Lausnay and Vincent de Leur of Yamaha Educational they offered the bands a interesting program.

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Visiting Ensemble de Cuivre Valaisan and Ambitous

Erik was invited to help preparing both bands for their national Swiss Brassband Championships. With Ambitus  Erik worked on the Stan Nieuwenhuis composition L’Effet divers. With ECV he worked on Spiriti by Thomas Doss and The music of Battle Creek by Philip Sparke. Both bands are under the baton of Francois Roh.

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Brassband de Spijkerpakkenband wins nationals 1st division

Brassband de Spijkerpakkenband has won the 1st division during the 36th Edition of the National brassband Championships in Utrecht 2016 Please watch the performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p702olVILm0 The 4BarsRest comment says: Blue Jeans triumph There was also a return to the winner’s enclosure for De Spijkerpakkenband in the First Division as the denim clad ensemble claimed an equally impressive victory under Erik Janssen.…

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