Brassery is a new company that presents brass instruments in an original and lively way. This band creates new works of many kinds, whereby the standard formation of a brass quintet is enriched by adding musical instruments that are rather unusual. All the musicians are familiar with different musical styles : baroque (on copies of historical instruments), worldmusic, cabaret, bigband, contemporary music and pop.
Brassery intends to display the musical versatility of brass players by performing high quality and accessible concerts and musical theater for a broad public.
Marc, °1977, started playing trumpet at the music academy 'MAGO' in Antwerp with Arthur Vanderhoeft. He studied at the conservatory of Ghent with Benny Wiame, and finished his studies at the conservatory of Amsterdam with Fritz Damrow. He followed masterclasses with Hakan Hardenberger, Reinhold Friedrich, Urban Agnas, Allen Vizzuti, Pierre Dutot and others.
As a freelance musician Marc played regularly with Brussels Philharmonic, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Ictus- ensemble, Nadar- ensemble, de Beethoven Academie,... But also in musicalproductions as: Scrooge, Rubens, Zoo of Live, Chaplin, Evita, the Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, the Producers, Oliver!, Grease, Les Misérables and others.
Marc is a member of 'ensemble a', this ensemble creates new 'concept- concerts' and accompagnes choirs on contemporain instruments as well as on historic instruments. In this ensemble Marc executes regularly the challenging baroque repertoire on natural trumpet.
Marc also arranges and writes music. In 2016 he wrote the music for the production 'Mowgli van de Wolvenhorde'. This new selfcreated musical tale for brass quintet and narrator was the ideal moment for him to found Brassery. He recently wrote the music and the story of a second project of Brassery, the new multimedia- project 'De oase van Douz'.
Marc is trumpet teacher at the 'Academie voor Muzische Kunsten Meise', at 'the Academie voor muziek, woord & dans MA'GO te Antwerpen' , at the 'Gemeentelijke Academie voor Muziek en Woord Brasschaat and at the 'Stedelijke Academie voor Muziek en Woord Hoboken'. From 2016 till 2018 he also gave trumpetlessons at the elemantary school De Schakel in Hoboken, in the context of the social 'opMaat'- project of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.