Jeroen Berwaerts



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25.07. 19:00
Royal Albert Hall, London

Tobias Broström,  Double concert

Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Markus Stenz, conductor

05.09. 19:00
Betlehemskyrkans, Örebro

Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet
Swedish Chamber Orchestra

15.09. 18:00
Pfarrkirche St. Katharina im Schloss Wolfegg

Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet

17.10. 00:00
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Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet


Belgian trumpeter Jeroen Berwaerts is a musical force to be reckoned with whose all-embracing love of music knows no genre boundaries. Praised for his outstanding technical capabilities and sensitive musicality, his repertoire encompasses every epoch, from baroque to contemporary music and jazz.

He has appeared as a soloist with leading orchestras including the NHK Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, NDR Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmoniques of Strasbourg and Luxembourg, under conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Yakov Kreizberg, Jun Märkl and Matthias Pintscher. He is a regular guest of internationally renowned music festivals including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Niedersächsische Musiktage, Takefu International Music Festival in Japan, Ars Musica in Belgium, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Rheingau Musik Festival.

Placing the standard repertoire for trumpet in ingenious programmes and unusual contexts has become Jeroen Berwaerts’ calling card. One such programme places Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and dances from Rameau’s opera Dardarus alongside chansons by Jacques Brel. The singing part in such programmes is generally taken by Jeroen Berwaerts himself, who has completed jazz vocal studies at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent alongside his active career as a trumpeter.

Jeroen Berwaerts’ extraordinary commitment to contemporary music is evident in the numerous premieres he has given, including Toshio Hosokawa’s second trumpet concerto Im Nebel and Francesco Filidei’s Carnevale. After Håkan Hardenberger he was the second trumpeter worldwide to add HK Gruber’s Busking (2007) to his repertoire. He was highly praised for his performances of the work at the Musikfest Hamburg and the Bregenz Festival in 2014, and returned to perform it last season with the Bochum Symphony and the German Philharmonic Orchestra Rhineland-Palatinate. He also performed Péter Eötvös’ Jet Stream and Snatches of a Conversation with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Toshio Hosokawa’s Voyage VII with the Ensemble Resonanz at the Budapest Spring Festival.

The highlight of the 2018-19 season will be the world premiere of Tobias Broström’s double concerto for two trumpets, which he will perform with Håkan Hardenberger in March 2019 with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra under the baton of John Storgårds, as well as in the summer at the BBC Proms. He will also return on tour to Japan, where he has been invited back to perform at the Takefu Festival.

In 2017, Jeroen Berwaerts’ discography was complemented by the album Signals from Heaven, recorded with Salaputia Brass, with whom he is trumpeter, jazz-vocalist and ensemble director. His recording of Paul Hindemith’s trumpet sonata with Alexander Melnikov was released on Harmonia Mundi in 2015. He has already recorded Shostakovich’s Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Orchestra under Teodor Currentzis with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra which was released in 2012, the same year as his recording of Toshio Hosokawa’s Voyage VII with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

Jeroen Berwaerts studied in Karlsruhe with the celebrated trumpet virtuoso Reinhold Friedrich. Since 2008, he has been a Professor of Trumpet at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover. Jeroen Berwaerts is Professor in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He is an official Yamaha Artist.


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orchestra repertoire

Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra

Harrison BIRTWISTLE Endless Parade for trumpet, strings and vibraphon (1986-87)
H.K. GRUBER Busking for trumpet, accordion, banjo and string orchestra
3 MOB pieces for trumpet and ensemble
Toshio HOSOKAWA Voyage VII for trumpet, strings and percussion (2005 dedicated to Jeroen Berwaerts)
Dmitri D. Shostakovich Concerto in c minor, op. 35 for piano, trumpet and strings
Peter EÖTVÖS Snatches of a Conversation

Trumpet and Large Orchestra

Tobias BROSTRÖM Lucernaris - Concerto for trumpet, Live-Electronics and orchestra (2009)
Nigredo : The Dark Night of the Soul - Double concerto for two trumpets and orchestra (2019)
Brett DEAN Dramatis personae -for trumpet and orchestra (2013)
Peter EÖTVÖS Jet Stream Trumpet Concerto (2002)
H.K. GRUBER Aerial Concerto (1998-1999)
Iain HAMILTON Circus for 2 trumpets and orchestra
Hans Werner HENZE Neun geistliche Konzerte for piano, trumpet, and orchestra
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Trumpet and Piano

Jean-Baptiste ARBAN Fantaisie et Variations sur le Carneval de Venise in E-flat major
Luciano BERIO Sequenza X
Leonard BERNSTEIN Rondo for Lifey
Marcel BITSCH Quatre variations sur un Théme de Domenico Scarlatti
Oskar BÖHME Concerto in f minor, op.18
Jacques BREL Ne me quitte pas
Vassily BRANDT Concert Pieces Op.11 and Op.12
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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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CR audite

Signals from heaven

Jeroen Berwaerts, Salaputia Brass
audite, 2017,  97.725

Trumpet Tales

Trumpet Tales

Jeroen Berwaerts, Kenichi Nakagawa
Nihon Acoustic Records, 2016

Paul Hindemith

Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik - Sonatas for...

Jeroen Berwaerts, Isabelle Faust, Teunis van der Zwart, Alexander Rudin, Gerard Costes, Alexander Melnikov
Harmonia Mundi, 2015

Festliche Musik

Festliche Musik für Orgel und Trompeten

Jeroen Berwaerts, Constantin Ribbentrop, Johannes Unger, NDR Brass
Fibonacci, 2015


Shostakovich: Piano Concertos – including Concerto for piano, trumpet and string orchestra op. 35

Jeroen Berwaerts, Alexander Melnikov, Isabelle Faust, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Teodor Currentzis
Harmonia Mundi, 2012, LC 7045

Toshio Hosokawa

Toshio Hosokawa : Solo Concertos Vol. 2 – including Voyage VII (2005)

Jeroen Berwaerts, Olivier Dartevelle, Rohan de Saram, Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, Robert HP Platz
NEOS, 2012, LC 15673

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