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Adjudicators announced for Europeans

Wednesday 27 February, 2019

The European Brass Band Association is pleased to announce the adjudicators for the European Brass Band Championships, the European Composers Competition and the European Youth Brass Band Contest to be held in Montreux, Switzerland from 25 - 28 April 2019.

The Championship Section set test-piece and Challenge Section will be judged by trombone virtuoso Ian Bousfield, conductor and teacher Hervé Grelat, and trumpeter and conductor Bert Van Thienen. The jury for Saturday’s own-choice contest is composer Jan van der Roost, euphonium soloist and teacher Thomas Rüedi, and conductor and composer Rieks van der Velde.

The judges for the European Composer Competition (25 April) will be Lucy Pankhurst, John Pickard and Oliver Waespi. The European Youth Brass Band Contest (28 April) will see Anne Crookston and Glyn Williams judging the bands in both the Premier and Development competitions.

Paul Hindmarsh, Chair of the EBBA Music Commission, commented: “The EBBA Music Commission is delighted to have been able to secure the services of some of the foremost composers, conductors, performers and educators in the international band community to sit on the judging panels in Montreux. Their gifts and skills are widely admired and they bring with them many years of experience at the top of the banding world and beyond.”


European Composers Competition

Lucy Pankhurst (England)

John Pickard (England)

Oliver Waespi (Switzerland)


Set test piece Championship Section / Challenge Section

Ian Bousfield (England)

Hervé Grelat (Switzerland)

Bert Van Thienen (Belgium)


Own choice piece Championship Section

Jan Van der Roost (Belgium)

Thomas Rüedi (Switzerland)

Rieks van der Velde (The Netherlands)


European Youth Brass Band Contest

Anne Crookston (Scotland)

Glyn Williams (Wales)