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)
  • Alissa Vaitsner
  • Annelies Broeckhoven
  • Anton Skakun
  • Cristina Constantinescu
  • Daniela Rapan
  • Elizaveta Rybentseva
  • Gillis Veldeman
  • Olivia Bergeot
  • Philippe Tjampens
  • Stefan Claeys
  • Sylvie Bagara

second violin

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

viola

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

cello

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

double bass

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

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

  • Karsten Przybyl (1)
  • Marceau Lefèvre (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)
  • Luc Sirjacques
  • Rik Ghesquière

trombone

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

tuba

  • Jean Xhonneux (3)

percussion & harp

timpani

  • Gert François (1)

percussion

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

harp

  • Eline Groslot (3)