Jeroen Berwaerts



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30.09. 15:00
Kristinehallen Falun

André Jolivet,  Concertino für Trompete, Streicher und Klavier (1948)
Dmitri Schostakowitsch,  Concerto No 1 in c minor for piano, trumpet and string orchestra op. 35

Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet
Alexander Melnikov, piano
Daniel Blendulf, conductor

20.10. 20:00
Stuk Kunstencentrum, Leuven

Francesco Filidei,  Ballata n.5 "Carnevale" for Trumpet and Ensemble

Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet


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Played with blazing tone by Jeroen Berwaerts, the Trumpet Sonata emerges with particular brilliance. BBC Music Magazine, March 2015, John Allison

The real stars, though, are athletic trombonist Gérard Costes, and trumpeter Jeroen Berwaerts, who combines lyrical warmth with an intensity that is often breathtaking. The Guardian, 22/1/2015, Tim Ashley

After the evening in the Laeiszhalle, the audience was above all spellbound by such beautiful music that was never dull but full of spirit and warmth. The soloist Jeroen Berwaerts made two trumpets and a flugelhorn sing in Gruber’s “Busking” with great virtuosity (…) And then, at the end of the concert, Berwaerts started singing. The synthesis of Rameau dance movements and Brel chansons was inspired. There was nothing unoriginal about the way he lit up the concert hall with Brel’s laconic amazement. Die Welt, 5/6/2014

From the first to the last note, initially playing the mouthpiece followed by different trumpets and flugelhorns, the Belgian trumpeter Jeroen Berwaerts was captivating. (…) He negotiated the musical cliffs with an ease and radiance that belied the feat that the soloist achieved through his playing., 5/8/2014, Silvia Thurner

This is how the world might have been created: a muffled, resonating gong tone, from which the muted, infinitely fine sound of the trumpet materialises out of nothing. This is exactly how the eagerly awaited concerto by the Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa begins. He wrote the piece especially for Jeroen Berwaerts. (...) Hosokawa’s walk through the mist, which Berwaerts leads so enchantingly, audibly takes place at the frontier between East and West. Hamburger Abendblatt, 10/3/2014

In Haydn’s trumpet concerto in e-flat minor, Jeroen Berwaerts proved once again that his instrument can do more than play fanfares. When one masters this instrument like Jeroen Berwaerts does, Haydn’s concerto is a pearl - a musical stroke of genius that strikes a perfect balance between soloistic virtuosity and harmonious cooperation. Kölner Zeitung, 25/8/2008

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orchestra repertoire

Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra

J. HAYDN Trumpet concerto in E flat major
D. SHOSTAKOVICH Piano concerto No. 1 with trumpet, in c minor op. 35
G. LIGETI "Mysteries of the Macabre" (1992)
T. HOSOKAWA "Voyage VII" for trumpet, strings and percussion (2005, dedicated to Jeroen Berwaerts)
H.K. GRUBER "Busking" for trumpet, accordeon, banjo and strings (2007)

Trumpet and Large Orchestra

B.A. ZIMMERMANN "Nobody knows de trouble I see" (1954)
M.A. TURNAGE "Dispelling the Fears" for 2 solo trumpets and orchestra (1995)
H.K. GRUBER "Aerial Concerto" (1998-1999)
P. EÖTVÖS "Jet Stream", trumpet concerto (2002)
M. PINTSCHER "Chute d'étoiles", for 2 solo trumpets and orchestra (2012)
T. HOSOKAWA "Im Nebel", trumpet concerto (2013, dedicated to Jeroen Berwaerts)
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La Trompette d’Or

Arthur HONEGGER Intrada pour trompette et piano
Jacques BREL Ne me quitte pas
Georges ENESCU Légende
Paul HINDEMITH Sonata for trumpet and piano
Jean FRANCAIX Sonatine pour trompette et piano
Jacques BREL Mathilde
Bohuslav MARTINU Sonatina for trumpet and piano
Jacques BREL Amsterdam
György LIGETI Mysteries of the Macabre

Strictly Commercial

Luciano BERIO Sequenza XIII for accordion
The BEATLES I want you (she’s so heavy), from Abbey Road
Luciano BERIO Sequenza X for trumpet in C and piano resonance
The BEATLES Here comes the sun, from Abbey Road
György LIGETI Five Pieces from Musica Ricercata for accordion
Frank ZAPPA Don’t eat the yellow snow
Joe’s Garage
György LIGETI Mysteries of the Macabre
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projects with ensemble


Johann Sebastian BACH Brandenburg Concerto Nr. 3
Toshio HOSOKAWA New Work for recorder and strings
Toshio HOSOKAWA Voyage VII for trumpet, strings and percussion (2005)
Johann Sebastian BACH Brandenburg Concerto Nr. 2

Rameau/Brel +

Georg Philipp TELEMANN Concerto in D major for trumpet and strings
Georg Philipp TELEMANN Ouverture Les Nations in B-flat major
Jean-Philippe RAMEAU/Jacques BREL Dances from Platee and Chansons by Jacques Brel (Ne me quitte pas and La Quête)
Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL Suite in D major from Water Music for trumpet, strings and b.c.
Jean-Philippe RAMEAU/Jacques BREL Dances from Dardanus and Chansons by Jacques Brel (Marieke, Mathilde and Amsterdam)
Alternatives first part
HK GRUBER Busking for trumpet, banjo, accordion and strings
György LIGETI Mob Pieces andMysteries of the Macabre

Signals from heaven

T?ru TAKEMITSU Signals from Heaven - Day Signal
Giovanni GABRIELI Canzon primi toni (C170)
Duke ELLINGTON from Sacred Concerts: Come Sunday
(arr. Boris Netsvetaev)
Giovanni GABRIELI Canzon (C194)
Spiritual Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
(arr. Boris Netsvetaev)
T?ru TAKEMITSU Signals from Heaven - Night signal
Spiritual Swing Lord Sweet chariot
Giovanni GABRIELI Canzon noni toni (C173)
T?ru TAKEMITSU Garden Rain
Spiritual Nobody knows the Trouble I See
(arr. Boris Netsvetaev)
Giovanni GABRIELI Canzon septimi toni (C172)
George GERSHWIN Summertime (arr. Boris Netsvetaev)
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Signals from heaven

Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet; Salaputia Brass
audite, 2017,  97.725

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