© 2019 Association Philharmonique d’Uccle
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Made up of amateur musicians of all ages and backgrounds, the orchestra generally performs 3 to 4 concerts per season.
with the support of Perrine Ledan
and the Collège des Bourgmestre et Échevins d'Uccle
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The orchestra’s origins go back to 1897 with the founding of the Royale Harmonie Uccloise, which then became the Association Philharmonique in 1954. The orchestra, made up of amateur musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds, was led first by Paul Gason, then by Fernand Terby, permanent conductor of the Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra, then by the trumpeter André Philippe from 1975 to 2010. From 2011 to June 2017 the orchestra was conducted by Jérôme Schlesser. In September 2017 Gabriel Hollander took over as musical director.
The aim of the Association is to bring to life orchestral music for and by music lovers of all ages through various partnerships inside and outside the municipality (schools, other ensembles, academies...).
Besides giving regular concerts in Uccle, the orchestra performs with other ensembles both in Belgium and abroad (the choir A Chantar from Louvain, Les petits chanteurs du collège Saint Pierre d’Uccle, the vocal ensemble Carloo Cantores, the Kammerorchester Rosenstein from Heubach, Germany).
Our repertoire ranges from overtures, symphonies and concertos to film music and more popular works, from the baroque period to the present day.
The orchestra consists of violins, violas, cellos, double basses, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpet and timpani. We currently number some 35 regular musicians.
Souvenir of competition in Maubeuge
15 August 1909
Gabriel Hollander began his musical studies as a pianist at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles with Daniel Blumenthal and Boyan Vodenitcharov. While studying he went on an Erasmus exchange at the Leipzig Hochschule für Musik und Theater to further his musical education with Markus Tomas.
Since 2011 Gabriel has taken up conducting, attending a number of international master classes with Kenneth Kiesler, Rodolfo Salgimbeni and Dominique Rammaert. His first appearance on the podium came in May 2014, conducting Mozart’s piano concerto KV 459, with Severin von Eckardstein as soloist at the piano (winner of first prize in the 2003 Reine Elisabeth Music Competition).
Gabriel Hollander took over as musical director of the Orchestre Philharmonique d’Uccle in September 2017.
We rehearse every Wednesday during school terms from 20.00 to 22.00.
Ecole du Longchamp, rue Edith Cavell 29, 1180 Uccle
Tram 7 Stop Cavell Tram 3 Stop Churchill
Bus 60 Stop Cavell
Next rehearsal – 24 November
tel. +32-0497 297 131
Contact us via our contact form
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|President||Christian Vincent (cello)|
|Secretary||Valériane Lambotte (violin)|
|Treasurer||Geneviève Masse (cello)|
|Vice‑President||John Fallas (horn)|
|Assistant Secretary||Olivera Mandić (violin)|
|Member||Véronique Krischer (cello)|
|Member||Christine Sibille (flute)|
The Committee is responsible for managing the Association’s activities and general affairs and for organising our concerts. The musical programme is decided by the musical director in consultation with the committee and section leaders.