On November 6th 2015, at "abbaye musicale de Malonne", has been held the final session of the Second International Trumpet Competition "Théo Charlier" with an exceptional musical quality as said by all jury members.
For the occasion, the composer Eric Bettens joined Dominique Bodart (Belgium), Slawomir Cichor (Poland), Pierre Dutot (France), Kristian Steenstrup (Danemark) et Rex Richardson (Inited States of America) to listen the three finalists interpreting Concerto de Hertel and "Incantations", this last one composed espacially for this contest by Eric Bettens.
The candidates were accompanied by "ensemble Aria" under the direction of Etienne Rappe.
After déliberation, the following classment has been announced:
- 1st prize, Grand Prix International "Théo Charlier" : Sergio Pacheco (Portugal)
6.000 euro cash, a trumpet given by Buffet Group
- 2nd prize, Prix de la Ville de Namur : Juan Antonio Martinez (Spain)
4.500 euro cash, a trumpet given by Yamaha
- 3rd prize, Prix de l'asbl BrassPromotion : Ignacio Ferrera Mena (Chili)
3.000 euro cash, a trumpet given by Besson
The semi-finalists Margit Csokmei (Hungary), Arten Sviridov (Russia) et Tiago Gomez Linck (Brazil) have received each 500 euro cash.
We wish for all of them a beautiful career.
The next edition of this Competition will be held in 4 years, meaning in 2019.