22 February 2020: workshop band conducting, Peer (B)
1 September 2020: start band conducting GA voor kunst , Genk (B)
Music of Kevin Houben available on Spotify
Live recordings of Luna 1, Excerpts Symphony I, Solitudine I, Promise of Live and Luna 2, played by chamber orchestra La Passione (conductor: Kevin Houben).
Recording Lux Futura
Recording of Lux Futura, played by the Koninklijke Militaire Kapel Johan Willem Friso (conductor: Tijmen Botma).
Worldpremiere Ray of Light
February 1st premiered Ray of Light, commissioned by Koninklijke Harmonie De Bergengalm (conductor: Kris Aerts).
For the occasion with guest conductor Kevin Houben.
25 - 26 October 2019 , Brassband Championships The Netherlands
4th, 3rd & 2nd section, jury:
Sheona White (UK), Patrik Randefalk (NO) and Kevin Houben (B)
Concert tour Limburg Vrie (Nl) - LFO
22 September, 20u15, Munttheater Weert (premiere)
29 February 2020, 20u, Sint-Janskerk Vrijthof Maastricht
1 March 2020, 20u15, Theater Maaspoort Venlo
Music of Kevin Houben
Kevin Houben wins 2nd composition contest WASBE
Lux Futura was chosen as winning piece in the 3th category during the finalists concert in Buñol (ES)
Lux Futura, windband grade 6
Los Angeles Conducting Institute at Caltech
With the venerable H. Robert Reynolds as lead teacher and
Dr. Glenn Price, who did both an amazing job of organizing this inaugural workshop.
Kevin Houben was winner of the full scholarship for an overseas student, offered bij WASBE.
Le temps perdu
info & tickets www.isabellebeernaert.com
Exclusive performance in Carré Amsterdam (Nl) 28 May 2019, with live symphonic orchestra ‘ La Passione ‘ ... conducted by Kevin Houben.
Arrangements and music of Kevin Houben.
World premiere of Lux Futura (windband)
May 11 2019, 20u, New Church Delft (Nl)
Delftse Meesters, gala concert.
Kon. Harmonie Peer wins VLOH 2019 (national championship)
On Sunday, March 17, the Koninklijke Harmonie Peer (conductor Kevin Houben) won VLOH 2019 with a score of 93,5%. They will defend the Belgian tricolor during the European Championship for Wind Orchestras - ECWO in 2020 in France.
Own choice piece: Where Angels Fly (Kevin Houben)
Belgian premiere of Where Angels Fly (windband)
After a great premiere at the EBBC 2017 in Ostend by 12 European top brass bands, and premiered for wind band on the 21st July at the certamen de Valencia by Banda de Musica Municipal de Silleda, conductor Rafael Agulló Albors.
On Sunday, March 17, the Koninklijke Harmonie Peer (conductor Kevin Houben) will take care of the Belgian premiere !
Premiere of Symfonie 9 excerpt finale (Beethoven)
Wind band and mixed choir.
Premiere at 10 November 2018, with Harmonie Sint-Genoveva Oplinter.
Premiere of Le temps perdu
New story ... Soon in theaters ... info & tickets www.isabellebeernaert.com
Exclusive premiere in Carré Amsterdam 20 October 2018, with live symphonic orchestra ‘ La Passione ‘ ... conducted by Kevin Houben.
Arrangements and music of Kevin Houben.
Premiere of Musica
New composition for mixed choir.
Premiere at 20 October 2018, with ´Groot Pelts Fusiekoor´ ... conducted by Kevin Houben.
Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Klankenbos, 13u
Worldpremiere of Where Angels Fly ,Valencia (ES), July 21th
After a great premiere at the EBBC 2017 in Ostend by 12 European top brass bands, it will be premiered for wind band on the 21st July at the certamen de Valencia by Banda de Musica Municipal de Silleda, conductor Rafael Agulló Albors.
2018 National Brass Band Championship New Zealand
The 138th National Brass Band Championships is being held in Blenheim from 11 to 15 July 2018. Events will be held at the ASB Theatre Marlborough.
Where Angels Fly will be played as own choice piece on July 14
2019 International Trombone Association
Solo and Ensemble Competitions Repertoire
Application Deadline: December 10, 2018
Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition (8 or more trombonists)
Kevin Houben - Bonelab
Performance by the winner will be held during the International Trombone Festival at Ball State University, Muncie Indiana.
Worldpremiere of El toro amoroso , Reus (ES), July 5th
worldpremiere of El Toro Amoroso dedicated to and premièred by the Children of Band Pare Manyanet de Reus (Spain).
July 5, 2018 - 20u - Teatre Bartrina, Reus
Worldpremiere of Song for Lucia , Torrent (ES)
worldpremiere of Song for Lucia dedicated to and premièred by Lucia.
French premiere of Symphony n° I, Paris
21 June, 21u, Eglise Saint-Christophe-de-Javel
23 June, 21u, Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire
24 June, 16u, Eglise, Saint-Denys-du-saint-Sacrement
Release of the second portrait CD, 17 May 2018
1 BROKEN SWORD
3 MARCH OF THE MARMOTS
4 THE ENTRANCE OF THE KNIGHTS MINDEN - MOORSLEDE
5 A VIKING’S TALE
CONCERT SUITE FROM THE MUSICAL “GELMEL, HET LAND VAN MIJN DROMEN”
7 ABOUT REYNARD THE FOX
8 FORGOTTEN WORLD
North American Brass Band Championships - 6-7 April 2018
Lake of the Moon has been choosen as test piece for the 3th section.
Abaddon will be played as own choice piece (1st section).
Yamaha Australian National Band Championships - 30 March 2018
Darebin City Brass - Northern Brass plays Thyelenne as own choice piece (Open brass - B grade).
Symphonic conducting masterclass - March19-24 / 2018
Kevin Houben is selected for the International Conducting Masterclass in Czech Republic with an incredible program. Final concert on 24th March.
L. BEETHOVEN 9th Symphony / F. MENDELSSOHN - Symphony No. 4 A major Op. 90 "Italian"
A. BORODIN - Polovtsian Dances / N. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Scheherazade Suite
Music for Kids - March 18, 2018
The Royal Concert Band of Peer (conductor Kevin Houben) takes you on an enchanting journey and introduces you to the splendor of the wind instruments. Completely tailored to the kids. This experience spectacle is beautiful to see and to listen to. You will lack ears and eyes. After the performance, the children can climb the stage themselves and test the instruments.
Culture Award, city of Peer - March 11, 2018
Kevin Houben received the Culture Award of the city of Peer for his first symphony.
One year ago, on Saturday, March 11th 2017, his Symphony No.1 - commissioned by the city of Peer - made its world premiere with the National Orchestra of Belgium.
VLOF, March 11, 2018
The Koninklijke Stadsfanfaren Izegem will defend their championship title at the biennial Vlamo Open Fanfare Championship (VLOF) with Lucifer.
On March 11, 2018 Vlamo organizes the Vlamo Open Fanfair Championship (VLOF) at CC Zwaneberg, Heist-op-den-Berg. The championship starts at 13.30.
125 year fanfare St-Jozefsgilde Mol-Sluis- March 3-4, 2018
Arcana, Kevin Houbens first awarded composition commissioned by the Fanfare St-Jozefsgilde Mol-Sluis, could not be missed on their jubileum concert. It is a celebration of the fanfare and the strength and energy of everyone involved in it. From 2000 until 2015 Kevin was also conductor of the band.
In 2003, he won the ‘Sabam’ and the public’s prize at the ‘2ième Concours International de composition pour orchestre à vents de Comines-Warneton’ for this work. With this same composition, he won the ‘3rd European Composer’s Competition 2006 European Brass Band Association’ in Belfast (Northern Ireland) in April 2006.
PLAY4 2018 - February 2-4 / 2018
In just 3 days, 100 musicians will be able to complete a full concert program under the guidance of 6 conductors! One of them is Kevin Houben. A dazzling mix of pop, film and classical music and two surprising soloists. The proceeds of this PLAY4 are donated in favor of vzw Kukua Pamoja
Composer´s talk with Kevin Houben: February 2, 16u, VTI Brugge
Concert: February 4, 17u, VTI Brugge
Listening evening Kevin Houben - City Symphony - December 13
Composer Kevin Houben received a compositional assignment for the creation of a city symphony in the context of the celebration of the lustrum 'Peer650' in 2017. The eminent National Orchestra of Belgium performed this creation in March 2017. The City Symphony became a magical and lasting ode to the City of Peer and its inhabitants.
You will hear the recordings that were made during the performance of the City Symphony. You also get a look in Kevin's head. Where did he get his inspiration? How did he process Peer's history in his work? Listen and enjoy this evening.
December 13 - 20u30 - BICC ´t Poorthuys Read more
November 25th 2017, Tilburg, premiere
Song of Hope* - Kevin Houben / What a Beautiful Name - Hillsong Worship / It takes a lot to know a man - Damien Rice / Poems of the atoms - Armand Amar (Retrospective) / Black Gold - Armand Amar (Human) / The sound of silence - Nouela (cover Simon & Garfunkel) / Damn in China - Amar (human) / ..........
‘She had a gypsy soul and a warrior spirit. She made no apologies for her wild heart. She left normal and regular to explore the outskirts of magical and extraordinary.’
(Michele Rose Gilman)
Belgian Brass Band Championship - 25/26 November
BrassBand Heist (conductor Bert Van Thienen) - champion division
own choice piece Where Angels Fly
Notes and Beats - November 18 2017
The Royal Concert Band of Peer (conductor Kevin Houben) was founded in 1849 and is one of the oldest and largest amateur music associations of Belgium.
Despite their age, they are always searching for new challenges. Therefore, they extended the sound of wind music with electronics and called it Notes and Beats.
Together with Muze they give you a fresh musical breeze you have never heard before.
November 18 - 21u30 - Sporthal De Deuster, Peer www.notesandbeats.be
November 10-11/2017 , Swedish Brassband Festival
Elite & 1st section, jury:
Kevin Houben - Erik Janssen - Steve Legge - Arfon Owen
24th September, St-Trudo church Peer
Song of Hope, carillon, worldpremiere by Jan Verheyen.
15 September 2017, premiere Lucifer
by the Royal Symphonic band of the Belgian Airforce.
Terra Tremens (premiere)
23th July, 1st division fanfare, Fanfare De eendracht, 92,25%
15th July, concert division fanfare, Kon. Stadsfanfaren Izegem, 90,8%
15th July, 3th division wind band, Banda Vaguense, 85,17%
15th July, 3th division fanfare, Koninklijk Fanfare Korps West-Frisia, 80,17%
15th July, 1st division fanfare, CMV Concordia Oldebroek, 90,5%
8th July, Lower brass festival, Rangsit University (Bangkok,Thailand)
Asian premiere by Robert Richardson on baritone
8th July , WMC World Championship Brass Bands
2th - 3th division, jury:
28th June, Academia Torrent (Spain)
The legend of a big friendly giant,
premiered by Banda Symfónica Unió Musical de Torrent (conductor Frank De Vuyst) and Steven Mead on euphonium.
Procession to Calvary , Kevin Houben
13/5/2017, choice piece, seccio segona
Agrupacio Artistico Musical Santa Barbara (Piles), conductor David Pont
Primer Premio, 345,5 points
4th European Youth Brass Band Competition,
jury premier section, 30/4/17:
EBBC , 28th April 2017
premiere Where Angels Fly
Commissioned for the 2017 European Brass Band Championships by Vlamo, the Flemish Association for Music Bands and Musicians, Where Angels Fly is inscribed 'In loving memory of Jesse Lefebvre (02/06/2007 - 24/02/2015)'. It is a very technical and powerful, with a rather fragile and soft introduction'. The main theme of the work is derived from ‘La Prière’ (Le Retour aux Pays) by the 'Father of Belgian wind music' Paul Gilson (1865 - 1942). The ‘La Prière’ chorale is heard just once at the close of Where Angels Fly, orchestrated as a grand tutti. As a respectful nod to his teacher Jan Van der Roost, Kevin Houben has used elements of La Prière as accompaniment textures, mirroring a feature of Jan Van der Roost's From Ancient Times, which was the set test in 2009, when the EBBC was last held in Oostende.
All performances of Where Angels Fly are now available ! Enjoy listening the superb performances of the bands.
Flicorno d´Oro , 7-9th April 2017
own choice pieces:
Cry of the falcon (2nd category)
Corpo Bandistico "Dino Fantoni" - 2nd place
Atropos (3th category)
Musikkapelle "La Lira" Issime - 5th place
It was a magical and inspiring meeting with the artist Louis De Cordier. This energitic and passionate artist discovered the Lost Labyrinth in Hawara! For me, my career boomed especially when I used this story for my composition the Lost Labyrinth in 2008.
Lithuania, 30/3 - 1/4/2017, Composer in residence
The Symphonic Windband of the Lithuanian Armed Forces with guest conductor Kevin Houben, playing The lost labyrinth, Call of the clans and Lake of the moon.
Jury member in the XVII´th Lithuanian Wind Band Championship, with test pieces, all of Kevin Houben: section A : March of the Marmots / section B : Broken Sword / section C : Lake of the Moon / section D : Codon
Meeting-seminar with composer Kevin Houben.