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EBBA reveals 2018 solo event

Thursday 10 August, 2017

The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) has revealed details

of the 8th European Soloist Competition for Brass and Percussion

Instruments, to be held in conjunction with the 41st European Brass

Band Championships in Utrecht, Netherlands, in May next year.

Based on feedback received when the Soloist Competition was last held

in Lille, France, in 2016, each competitor selected to perform in Utrecht

will give two performances with piano, a set piece and a work of his or

her own choice. The EBBA Music Commission has also selected a list of

challenging set pieces for each instrument. These have been chosen to

enable the competitors to reveal both their technical and musical skills.

A maximum of 20 applicants will be selected from video submissions.

“By having the number of competitors invited to Utrecht limited to 20

we can be sure that the standard will be very high. However, we are also

giving the soloists the opportunity to play both an own-choice piece and

a set-piece,” says Ulf Rosenberg, President of the European Brass Band


The three finalists chosen by a distinguished international jury will

perform a concerto or extended concert-piece also chosen by the EBBA

Music Commission with a Championship Section brass band from the

Netherlands in a final Gala Concert on Thursday 3 May.


Entries must be submitted no later than 31 January 2018.

For more information and to submit please visit