HaFaBra try-out concert Zaandijk

The concert in Zaandijk was  a concert by 3 bands of Erik all performing a composition of Stan Nieuwenhuis. The Royal Wind band Delft played the world premiere of the windband version of L’Effet Divers of Stan Nieuwenhuis. This was his frist idea with this compisition, his first major  wind band composition before instrumentating it for brassband and winning the best composers…

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National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

Fresh from the stage, Carlton Main Frickley MD, Erik Janssen spoke passionately about his belief that Simon Dobson had produced a wonderful work that captured the many different aspects of the musical and personal character of Bela Bartok. He was also very complimentary about his band — just a few little clips — but a performance from them that he…

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British Open 2016 with Carlton Main Frickley Colliery

Carlton Main MD Erik Janssen has told 4BR that he felt ‘delighted’ at the way his band performed off the number 1 draw today. “If they are looking for the music in the middle movements then it will be hard to beat.” He sounded a very confident Dutchman.

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Carlton Main Frickley Colliery claims Grand Shield

After intense preparations Carlton Main Frickley Colliery won the Grand Shield. 4BarsRest review: Emotive After the mid-contest break though, Erik Janssen’s emotive reading of the score certainly brought the best out of his determined ensemble — led in magnificent fashion by ‘Best Instrumentalist’ award winner Kirsty Abbotts on principal cornet. “I love this band,” Erik told 4BR after taking the…

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European Youth Brassband 2016

From april 25 till May 1st Erik had to privlige to work with the European Youth Brassband. Young talents from all over Europe gathered in Douai and lille to have a great week with of hard work and great concerts. How great to see people form all nations cooperate so well and we all made friends for life. The concert Hall in Lille is a…

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Queen Symphony performance

1000 people in the audience, 100 choir members and 100 musicians in the orchestra. The Queen Symphony performance was a great succes. The combination with Leo Blokhuis his Queencollege was really cool.

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Delft, lichtjesavond 2015

Really enjoyed  this, 20.000 people on the square. Royal Wind band Delft playing Christmas music with Lidewei Loot singing so beautifull. Life is good.

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Janssen leads Nordic giants in friendly rivalry

Dutch conductor Erik Janssen brings together the combined forces of Eikanger an Manger for an oil concert of Grace and flavours… The Norwegian banding giants of Eikanger Bjorsvik and Manger Musikklag put their traditional contesting rivalry behind them recently to join forces under the baton of Dutch conductor Erik Janssen for a high profile celebration concert in Bergen. Euro champions…

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Ode an de Ao, Symphonie performed by the NNJO

Symfonie Ode an de Ao is a music inspired by the beautiful and quiet scenery of the River AA near the Kymmelsberg. The North Netherlasnds youth Orchesra performed conducted by Erik Janssen performed this musical tribute to nature in a sold out series of 3 concert  july 2,3 and 4  2015 The music was composed by Egbert Meyers. The light…

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