Events & News

Band leaders of the Egerländer Brass Band of Neusiedl am See

The musicians of the Egerländer Brass Band of Neusiedl am See want to extend their thanks to the leaders of the last years for their excellent cooperation.

Mag. Elmar Walter 2006

Freek Mestrini, 2001 to 2006

Freek Mestrini was born on September 12, 1946 in Heerlen (Netherlands) as the son of a miner. By the age of six he began taking flugel horn lessons from the local music club.

Given his incredible ability at such a young age, at the age of 17 he was invited to audition for the Marine Band of the Royal Dutch Navy. He auditioned with great success. At the age of 22 he became first trumpet in the Marine Band of the Royal Dutch Navy and in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

In the year 1973 his musical travels took him to Bavaria where he became first flugel horn for „Ernst Mosch and his Original Egerländer Musicians“. During the following 20 years he and the orchestra were very successful and he was able to write numerous arrangements for the Mosch music publishers.

One area in which Freek Maestrini has celebrated great success is in musical compositions. His works are a notable component of many concerts in Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and South Tyrol. By now his collection of works have reach about 500 compositions and arrangements. As an academic lecturer, his training seminars are long known as invaluable and therefore always have great appeal.

Mag. Thomas Stiassny 2000
Dirk Wachtler from 1997 to 1999
Mag. Günther Kleidosty from 1995 to 1996
Heinrich Allacher 1994