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Conductor
Nick Ost

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Nick is MD of the Stordal and Vatne Horn Musikklag and is guest conductor at the Romsdals Orkesteret and the Kristiansund Symphony Orchestra in Norway.
He is also guest professor at the Lemmens Institute Leuven (Belgium) and teaches brass at the Stordal and Haram Kulturskule (Norway).

He conducted the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharnomic, The Rousse State Symphony Orchestra, The Janacek Philharmonic, The St Petersburg State Hermitage Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic in concert.

He won the 2nd prize at the «Black Sea International Conducting Competition 2014» with the Constanta Symphony Orchestra, Romania and was also awarded the special prize «George Enescu»

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Nick Ost (°Antwerp, 15/05/1976) started his musical studies at the age of 11 at the music academy “Jozef Pauly” Ekeren. After 5 years he went to the Kunsthumaniora of Antwerp, where he studied euphonium with Bart van Neyghem. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Ghent with Gustaaf Devolder, where he received his Bachelor of Music with Great Distinction. The following three years he was student in the class of Frans Violet at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire of Antwerp. In June 1999 he received his Master in Music Performance at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire of Antwerp and gained for euphonium the Highest Distinction.

He won several prizes and awards in solo competitions like First Prize in the music contest Pro Civitate in 1994, Solo champion in the Music Competition for Brass of the Flemish Brass Band Federation in 1998, 3rd Prize Winner in the International Tuba/Euphonium Competition in Manchester in 2000, Golden Medal with highest honors of the jury at the Concours Européen pour Chant, Trombone et Euphonium 2001 in Luxembourg. He won the Award for Best Euphonium Player at the European Solo Championships 2004 in Glasgow, and in 2005 at the British Solo Championships in Tameside (UK).

He made CD-recordings with the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Flanders, concerts and opera productions with LA MONNAIE, Brussels Philharmonic, Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, and the Flemish Opera.

From June 2001-2010 he was operative as professional euphonium player with the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides.

As a soloist he acts regularly with piano virtuoso and conductor François Glorieux, with whom his first solo-CD Euphonic Moods has been recorded with the Revivat Scaldis Chamber Orchestra. Also he was the soloist in the world première of the Concerto for Euphonium by François Glorieux with the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by the composer. He recorded this concerto with the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides. As a member of the Flanders Tuba Quartet, he recorded the CD Explorations!

His latest solo CD Over the Edge was recorded with Fodens Band conducted by Russell Gray.

In 2006 he received his Master degree for Music Harmony at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and in 2008 his diploma Master Orchestral Conducting at the Lemmens Institute Leuven with Prof. Edmond Saveniers, and gained for orchestral conducting the Highest Distinction. From 2009-2013 he followed orchestral conducting courses at the London Conducting Workshop with John Farrer and Neil Thomson.

He won the 3rd prize in the European Conductors Competition 2011 in Montreux.

From 2012 he did Orchestral Conducting Masterclasses in St. Petersburg with Alexander Polishchuk, Mark Stringer and Jonathan Brett, in Ruse with Johannes Schaefli, in Budapest with Ilona Mesko, in Ostrava with Jorma Panula, in Moscow with Yuri Simonov and in Los Angeles with Kenneth Kiesler and Neil Thomson.

He conducted in concert the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Rousse State Symphony Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic, St Petersburg State Hermitage Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Flanders Symphony Orchestra and Radom Chamber Orchestra.

On September 20th 2014, he was 2nd Prize Winner at the «Black Sea International Conducting Competition» with the Constanta Symphony Orchestra, Romania. He also was awarded the Special Prize «George Enescu» for the best interpretation of the mandatory piece «Romanian Rhapsody No.2».

Nick was MD of the Tomra Brassband (2010-2016), and is currently MD of the Stordal and Vatne Horn Musikklag. He was guest conductor at the Romsdals Orkesteret, and Kristiansund Symphony Orchestra in Norway, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra Do Minho (Portugal). He is also guest professor at the Lemmens Institute Leuven (Belgium) and teaches brass at the Stordal, and Haram Kulturskule (Norway).

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Curriculum vitae

NICK GERARD OST

(°Antwerp, 15.05.1976)

Education

September 2008 Master in Orchestral Conducting
Lemmens Institute Leuven, Belgium
Professor Edmond Saveniers
June 2006 Master Degree Music Harmony
Royal Conservatory Brussels, Belgium
Major: MusicTheory
Specialization: Orchestral Conducting
prof. Silveer Van den Broeck
September 2000 Diploma Pedagogy in Music
Royal Flemish Conservatory Antwerp, Belgium
June 1999 Master in Music Performance
Royal Flemish Conservatory Antwerp, Belgium
Major: Euphonium (Saxhorns), highest distinction
prof. Frans Violet
June 1996 Bachelor of Music
Royal Conservatory Ghent, Belgium
Major: Euphonium, great distinction
prof. Gustaf Devolder

MASTERCLASSES/WORKSHOPS

2016 Los Angeles Conducting Workshop
Maestro Neil Thomson, L.A.C.W Symphony Orchestra
International Conductors’ Academy
Maestro Jonathan Brett, Radom Chamber Orchestra (Poland)
International Conducting Masterclass Berlin
Maestro Lior Shambadal, Berlin Sinfonietta
2014 Los Angeles Conducting Workshop
Maestro Kenneth Kiesler, L.A.C.W Symphony Orchestra
International Conducting Masterclass
Maestro Yuri Simonov, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
2013 International Conducting Academy St. Peter the Great, St Petersburg,
Maestro Jonathan Brett, State Hermitage Symphony Orchestra
International Conducting Masterclass,
Ostrava, Maestro Jorma Panula, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra
2009-2013 London Conducting Workshop
Maestri John Farrer & Neil Thomson, London Serenata Chamber Orchestra
2012 International Conducting Academy St. Peter the Great, St Petersburg,
Maestro Jonathan Brett, State Hermitage Symphony Orchestra
St Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic
Maestri Alexander Polishchuk & Mark Stringer
International Conducting Masterclass Ruse (Bulgaria)
Maestro Johannes Schlaefli, Rousse State Symphony Orchestra
International Conducting Masterclass
Budapest, Maestro Ilona Mesko, MAV Symphony Orchestra
2008 Orchestral Conducting Masterclass
London, Maestro Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra (auditor)
2007 Orchestral Conducting Workshop
Antwerp, Maestro Etienne Siebens, Prometheus Ensemble

AWARDS/PRIZES

2014 2nd Prize Winner at the Black Sea International Conducting Competition with the Constanta Symphony Orchestra, Romania and Special Prize Award George Enescu for the best interpretation of his mandatory piece «Romanian Rhapsody No.2»
2012 Prize Winner
St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, International Masterclass in Orchestral Conducting Award the highest distinction in the course with a prize winners’ performance in the final concert
2011 3rd Prize Winner at the European Conductors Competition, Montreux (CH)
2005 Best Euphonium Player Award and 3rd Prize winner at the British Open Solo Championships, Tameside (UK)
2004 Best Euphonium Player Award at the European Solo Championships, Glasgow (Scotland)
2001 Golden Medal with highest honors by the jury at the Concours International pour Trombone, Euphonium et Chant, Luxembourg
2000 3rd Prize Winner at the International Tuba/Euphonium Competition, Manchester (UK)
1998 1st Prize Solo Champion at the Music Competition for Brass of the Flemish Brassband Federation
1994 1st Prize Winner at the music competition Pro Civitate, Brussels

CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE

2015-present Vatne-Tennfjord Musikkorps, Norway, Music Director
2011-present Vatne Hornmusikklag, Norway, Music Director
2010-present Stordal Hornmusikklag & Stordal Skulekorps, Norway, Music Director
2010-2016 Tomra Brassband, Norway, Music Director
2016 Symphony Orchestra Do Minho, Braga (P), Guest Conductor
2015 Symphony Orchestra Do Minho, Braga (P), Guest Conductor
Ålesund Symphony Orchestra (Norway), Guest Conductor
2014 Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Belgium, Guest Conductor
2013 Romsdals Orkesteret, Molde (N), Guest Conductor
Kristiansund Symfoni Orkester, Norway, Guest Conductor
2006-2011 Royal Concert Band De Kluchtige Vrienden Wellen, Belgium, Music Director
2004-2011 Royal Concert Band Sint-Genoveva Oplinter, Belgium, Music Director
Royal Concert Band De Katholieke Gilde Asse & Youth band De Gildejeugd, Belgium, Music Director
2003-2004 Royal Concert Band Sint-Cecilia Evere, Belgium, Music Director
1998-2002 Concert Band «De Hoop» & Youth band Ossendrecht (NL), Music Director & teacher of brass

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE AS EUPHONIUM/BASS TRUMPET PLAYER

1996-present Opera, concert and recording productions with:
LA MONNAIE,
Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra,
Brussels Philharmonic,
Flemish OPERA,
Flanders Symphony Orchestra
1994-2013 Brassband Willebroek, M.D. Frans Violet (European Brassband Champion 1993, 2006 en 2007)
2001-2010 Royal Symphonic band of the Belgian Guides, professional euphonium player
2006 Yorkshire Band Society, M.D. Dr. David King (8-times European Brassband Champion) on the Regional Brassband Championships 2006, Bradfort

DISCOGRAPHY/SOLO CREDITS

2001 Solo CD «Euphonic Moods» with the Revivat Scaldis Chamber Orchestra, M.D. François Glorieux
2004 CD recording «EXPLORATIONS!» Flanders Tuba Quartet & Duotonic The Music of François Glorieux with Stef Pillaert (euphonium), Stefan Moeskops (Eb Bass) and Bart van Neyghem (Bb Bass)
2008 Soloist with the Brussels Philharmonic, M.D. François Glorieux world premiere of Concerto for Euphonium by the conductor
2009 CD recording Concerto for Euphonium by François Glorieux with the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides, M.D. Yves Segers
Solo CD «Over the Edge» with Fodens Band, M.D. Russel Gray

CHAMBER MUSIC AS EUPHONIUM PLAYER

Since 1996 Il Trittico Musicale with Tom Verschoore (trombone) and Kiyotaka Izumi (piano)
1999-2010 Flanders Tuba Quartet with Stef Pillaert (euphonium), Stefan Moeskops (Eb Bass) en Bart van Neyghem (Bb Bass)
1996-2010 Cosy Brass Quartet with Guy Godts (cornet), Kris Binon (cornet) and Dirk Reyniers (tenor horn)
1994 Concerts with the François Glorieux Quintet

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015-present Haram Kulturskole, Norway
Professor of Brass
2015 Tubaland, Chambéry, France
Guest Professor
2010-present Stordal Kulturskole, Norway
Professor of Brass
2009-present Lemmens Institute Leuven, Belgium
Guest Professor
2010-2014 Ørskog Kulturskole, Norway
Professor of Brass
2006-2010 Music academy «August de Boeck», Asse, Belgium
Professor of Brass
International Music Academy, Saint-Cast-Le Guildo, France and Dinant, Belgium
Professor of Tuba/Euphonium
1998-2009 dé Kunsthumaniora Antwerpen, Belgium
Professor of Saxhorns and Chamber Music
2000-2001 Stedelijke Middenschool 12, Berendrecht, Belgium
Professor Music Education

OTHER ARTISTIC CREDITS

June 2016 Adjudicator Expert at the 34th Swiss Federal Championships, Montreux, Switzerland
March 2015 Adjudicator at Nordvesten Møre og Romsdal 2015, Kristiansund, Norway
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Agenda

March 2017

11 Tomra-Ørskog Festival, Stordal and Vatne Hornmusikklag - Skodje
16 & 17 Lemmens Institute Leuven - Belgium
26 Concert with Stordal Skolekorps, Vatne-Tennfjord Musikkorps, Stordal and Vatne Hornmusikklag

April 2017

1 NM with Aalesunds Ungdomsmusikkorps - Trondheim
7 Solistkonsert Krohnengen Brassband - Bergen
10 - 15 Lemmens Institute Leuven - Belgium
21 - 23 Rehearsalweekend Krohnengen Brassband - Bergen
24 Concert Krohnengen Brassband - Bergen
28 & 29 Oslo Brassfestival with Krohnengen Brassband

May 2017

1 Concert Vatne-Tennfjord Musikkorps, Stordal and Vatne Hornmusikklag - Vatne Eidet Kulturhall
11 & 12 Lemmens Institute Leuven - Belgium
13 Low Brass workshop Brassband Smeermaas
14 Brass Lanaken, guest conductor and soloist with Brassband Smeermaas - Belgium

June 2017

1 & 2 Lemmens Institute Leuven - Belgium
16 - 18 Vatne Tennfjord Musikkorps - Kristiansand
23 - 25 Stordal Skolekorps Stemne - Valldal

July 2017

1 - 16 Radom Chamber Orchestra Masterclass and Competition - Poland

Contact

Belgium
Dorp 57/3
3221 Nieuwrode

+32 477 83 50 28
Email
nick.ost at gmail.com
Norway
Hagnesvegen 6, leil. 14
6390 Vestnes

+47 414 27 075

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Nick Ost

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