Tom Davoren appointed as Brass Band Buizingen's associate composer
Latest News | February 16, 2015
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At last Saturday's Valentine concert, it was announced that Tom Davoren will be the new associate composer of Brass Band Buizingen. Glenn Van Looy and Harmen Vanhoorne performed with Brass Band Buizingen Tom's piece 'Ascension' – a Belgian premiere. Brass Band Buizingen is very happy with this newly formed musical partnership; already a lot of ideas are taking shape.
Welshman Tom Davoren has quickly developed a reputation as an exciting brass-wind composer; his music being commissioned, premiered and recorded by a myriad of artists, ensembles and competitions all over the world, including Buizingen's own soloists Glenn Van Looy, Harmen Vanhoorne and Sébastien Rousseau.
Also a popular conductor in the brass band world Tom holds positions as Musical Director with the Desford Colliery Band and Associate Conductor with the Fairey Band.
Speaking on his appointment Tom added: "I'm really excited to be exploring a partnership with Brass Band Buizingen and Luc Vertommen. Getting to know the band through recent projects with Glenn, Harmen and Sébastien has shown me they have a genuine spark for new music making, as well as being a fantastic band in competitions. Most of all I'm looking forward to making music with good friends, and hopefully building on the legacy of wonderful creativity instilled by my colleague Nigel Clarke."
Check out Tom's website for more information.
Tom succeeds Nigel Clarke as associate composer.
"I am thrilled that as the first Associate Composer to BBU that this initiative will now carry on in to the future. I know that composer Tom Davoren will build on the relationship he already has with Buizingen. Tom has become one of the new leading lights in the brass band movement and I know he will advance the position of Associate Composer with the band. I wish conductor Luc Vertommen and the band the very best for their future success and thank you all for the wonderful musical experiences we have shared together. - Nigel Clarke