Simon Van Hoecke
Simon van Hoecke graduated from the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp and completed his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt. He currently has a position as 1st trumpet in the Philharmonie Luxembourg.
As a chamber musician he won first prize with the Eburon Quintet at the prestigious “Concours International de Musique de Chambre” in Lyon and has performed on international stages at the Hermitage Theater, Festival Berlioz, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Saintes, Sauerland Herbst.
His musical flexibility is shown by his mastery not only of the trumpet, but also of the cornet, the flugelhorn, and the piccolo trumpet. His creativity and his passion for brass playing have found expression in a number of arrangements and compositions for brass and wind ensembles. Simon is a member of the renowned Belgian Brass and, with the Eburon Quintet, won the prestigious Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon.