© 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. Since September 2022 our musical directors are Charlotte Panouklia and Clio Zois.
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.
15 August 1909
In September 2022 Charlotte Panouklia and Clio Zois jointly took over as musical directors.
Charlotte began her musical education studying violin and then piano, and has played in various ensembles, from string quartet to symphony orchestra.
As an orchestral conductor, she has directed several professional and amateur orchestras: the Orchestre Régional de Douai, the Orchestre Symphonique Jean-Noël Hamal in Liège, the Orchestre Symphonique du Conservatoire de Liège. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Mons.
Also a choral conductor, she has directed the choir La Noucelles (Braine-l'Alleud), the OLV-Koor (Bouwel) and the choir of the Liège Conservatoire. She will be the Music Director and Principal Choral Conductor of the new Maîtrise de la Cathédrale de Liège this season. She is also pursuing a Master's degree in Choral Conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Liège.
She is also a lyrical singer with extensive experience as a solo soprano in oratorios plus a dozen opera roles to her credit and many stage and concertante performances. She has sung in the chorus in more than 20 opera and symphonic productions.
Charlotte obtained a Master’s degree in singing at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (‘Grande Distinction’) and then joined the ensemble of the International Opera Academy in Ghent. She has taken part in numerous masterclasses (notably with Natalie Dessay, Edda Moser and José Van Dam at the Chapelle musicale Reine Elisabeth).
Born in Uccle, Clio is a lawyer by profession, currently working for the European Commission. She started her musical education studying piano and flute, receiving her Licentiate Diploma in Piano from Trinity College London with distinction and winning multiple awards for both instruments. Clio has wide experience performing in many orchestras and choirs since she was 10 years old.
She has followed multiple conducting masterclasses (including an advanced conducting course at Julliard School Extension) and has conducted several choirs and ensembles since 2018, including BachWerk and the Brussels Choral Society, for which she holds the position of Assistant Musical Director. She is co-founder and principal conductor of the Brussels Chamber Ensemble.
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 – 25 January, 19.45 for 20.00
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.