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 Lode 
 Violet 

ABOUT

BESSON ARTIST

PRINCIPAL CORNET

Brassband Willebroek

Conductor

Young Brassband Willebroek

Mercator Brass Band

Brassband St. Cecilia Leest

Tomra Brass Band (NO)

Teacher

GO! Academie Willebroek

Kunsthumaniora Brussel

VLAMO EXPERT

Teacher SAXHORN

Royal Conservatoire Antwerpen

Alliance Brass Artist

Biography

THIS IS MY STORY

Lode Violet was born in Jette in 1995 and started his cornet education at the GO! Academy for Music & Drama Willebroek at the age of six. A year later he added piano to this. At the age of 14, Lode followed his teacher/father Frans Violet to the Kunsthumaniora Brussel. There he graduated with the greatest distinction.

 

In 2017, he obtained a Master of Arts music degree at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, as a cornet player tutored by Frans Violet, followed two years later by an Academic Teacher Training’s degree.

 

He currently teaches Brass, Ensemble & Conducting at the GO! Academy for Music and Drama Willebroek and since 2019 he is also affiliated with the Kunsthumaniora Brussel as a teacher for brass. In September 2020, he started as Saxhorn Teacher at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.

Musician

&

Composer

Lode, Besson Artist, is active in various orchestras and regularly performs as a soloist. He travelled to several bands in Europe & the United States of America. From 2011 he is the Principal Cornet of Brassband Willebroek where he won six national titles, a European title and a world title. It's no secret to say that Lode can't keep up with his prizes and awards.

The composer in Lode started at the age of 19. He wrote an opening piece Sång till Norden for Brassband Willebroek at the gala concert of the 2015 Swedish Brass Band Championships. The work has often excelled as a winning performance at competitions. A few years later (2019) Lode wrote a second solo piece, A Tiny Trilogy. It was written for Tim De Maeseneer's debut album. Lode has already realized dozens of compositions and arrangements.

PRIZES & AWARDS

2019

Nomination Solo CD of the Year

4barsrest Awards

2018

Best Principal Cornet

North of England Brass Band Championships

2016

4BR Best Instrumental Award
All England Masters International

2016

Kampioen Air Varie & Slow Melody

Foden's Solo Competition

2016
2011
2010

Nomination 4BR Band of the Year

4barsrest Awards

2015

Best Soloist

European Youth Brass Band Championships

2012

Best Soloist

International Brass Band Contest | B Division

2011

First prize

Dexia Classics

2011

Nomination Newcomer of the Year

4barsrest Awards

2010
2009

Champion Intermediate Section

British Open Solo & Quartet Brass Band Championships

2010
2008
2006

Champion Lower, Middle & Higher Degree

Jonge Solisten aan Zee

  2002+

Champion 3rd, 2nd, 1st, UIT, ERE & Superieure

Vlamo Contests for Soloists & Ensembles

Since 2017, Lode also has started a career as a conductor, and this start hasn’t been wrong: Young Brassband Willebroek became Belgian champion twice (3rd division & 2nd division) and achieved a first place in 1st division at the Flemish Open Brass Band Championships. With Mercator Brassband he also won the Dutch Open Brass Band Championships in 2nd division.

Conductor

Young Brassband Willebroek | Champion Belgian Brass Band Championships 2017 | 3rd Division

4barsrest Awards | Nomination Newcomer of the Year 2017

Young Brassband Willebroek | Champion Flemish Open Brass Band Championships 2018 | B Division

Young Brassband Willebroek | Champion Belgian Brass Band Championships 2018 | 2nd Division

Mercator Brass Band | Champion Dutch Open Brass Band Championships 2019 | 2nd Division

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