Monday, 25 April 2011

European 2011 News 24th April

Everything gets off to a great start in Montreux with the arrival of members of the European Youth Brass Band and all competitors in the European Conductors Competition.

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Conductor Phillipe Bach takes the European Youth Band through their first rehearsal, already they are sounding something special with a very high standard of performance and music choices, even at this early stage, you can tell that this is going to be a very special band with some of the best young brass players in Europe in attendance. Ariane Brun and her team at the Swiss BBA are doing a fantastic job in making all the young players enjoy their experience in Switzerland.

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 The first round of the European Conductors Competition 2011. was held today in Nottwil. The contestant on stage is Susanne Rechnsteiner from Switzerland. The adjudicators are Dr. Nick Childs (England), Rune Bergmann (Norway) and Blaise Héritier (Switzerland). The two bands that are doing a fantastic job of playing for the young conductors are Brass Band Kirchenmusik Flühli and Brass Band MG Rickenbach.

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