Our musicians are not simply member of Brussels Philharmonic: they are Brussels Philharmonic!

Thanks to the virtuosity of our musicians, we are a flexible orchestra with a highly diverse repertoire. We love challenges and surprising combinations of established names and new talent. Bringing symphonic music alive by performing it at the highest level is not only our task, but first and foremost our permanent driving force.

concertmasters

Henry Raudales

concertmasters

Henry Raudales has been the concertmaster of Brussels Philharmonic since 2005. Born in Guatemala, the Belgian violinist won the 3rd prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 1985 and since then has given innumerable concerts and recitals throughout the world.

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Otto Derolez

concertmasters

Otto Derolez has been the concertmaster of Brussels Philharmonic since 1999. He is considered one of the leading violinists of Belgium, and as of 2012 been Faculty Professor at YOA Orchestra of the Americas, coaching young musicians all over the world.

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glossary

(1) principal
(2) co-principal
(3) soloist

strings

first violin

  • Nadja Nevolovitsch (1)
  • Bart Lemmens (3)
  • Sylvie Bagara
  • Olivia Bergeot
  • Annelies Broeckhoven
  • Stefan Claeys
  • Cristina Constantinescu
  • Daniela Rapan
  • Elizaveta Rybentseva
  • Anton Skakun
  • Philippe Tjampens
  • Alissa Vaitsner
  • Gillis Veldeman

second violin

  • Mari Hagiwara (1)
  • Samuel Nemtanu (1)
  • Mark Steylaerts (3)
  • Pablo Ases Urenya
  • Caroline Chardonnet
  • Ana Bajo Djurasevic
  • Yuki Hori
  • Eleonore Malaboeuf
  • Karine Martens
  • Eline Pauwels
  • Sayoko Siobhan Mundy
  • Stefanie Van Backlé
  • Francis Vanden Heede

viola

  • Mihai Cocea (1)
  • NN (1)
  • Griet François (3)
  • Philippe Allard
  • Phung Ha
  • Hélène Koerver
  • Agnieszka Kosakowska
  • Maryna Lepiasevich
  • Stephan Uelpenich
  • Patricia Van Reusel

cello

  • Kristaps Bergs (1)
  • Karel Steylaerts (1)
  • Kirsten Andersen
  • Barbara Gerarts
  • Julius Himmler
  • Sophie Jomard
  • Emmanuel Tondus
  • Elke Wynants

double bass

  • Jan Buysschaert (1)
  • Uxía Martínez Botana (1)
  • Thomas Fiorini
  • Daniele Giampaolo
  • Simon Luce
  • Philippe Stepman

woodwinds

flute

  • Wouter Van den Eynde (1)
  • Lieve Schuermans (2)
  • Jill Jeschek, piccolo (3)
  • Philippe Mertens

oboe

  • Joris Van den Hauwe (1)
  • Joost Gils (2)
  • Lode Cartrysse, English horn (3)
  • Maarten Wijnen

clarinet

  • Eddy Vanoosthuyse (1)
  • Anne Boeykens (2)
  • Danny Corstjens, E-flat clarinet (3)
  • Midori Mori, bass clarinet (3)

bassoon

  • Marceau Lefèvre (1)
  • Karsten Przybyl (1)
  • Jonas Coomans, contrabassoon (3)
  • Alexander Kuksa

brass

French horn

  • Hans van der Zanden (1)
  • Mieke Ailliet (3)
  • Evi Baetens
  • Pierre Buizer

trumpet

  • Alfonso González Barquín (1)
  • Ward Hoornaert (1)
  • Rik Ghesquière
  • Luc Sirjacques

trombone

  • David Rey (1)
  • NN (3)
  • Tim Van Medegael, bass trombone (3)

tuba

  • Jean Xhonneux (3)

percussion & harp

timpani

  • Gert François (1)

percussion

  • Tom De Cock (3)
  • Gert D’haese (3)
  • Titus Franken (3)

harp

  • Eline Groslot (3)