Bart Picqueur (b. 18 August 1972, Zele, Belgium) is a Belgian composer, music educator, conductor and clarinetist .
Picqueur studied at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent, where he obtained a Master of Music studying with Dirk Brosse and Freddy Arteel, as well as an aggregation degree. He also spent two years studying conducting with Fabrice Bollon.
As a conductor, Picqueur works in the world of wind music, including the Musikalo Sint-Katherina-Lombeek (1996-2004), Youth Harmony Royal Band "St. Cecilia," Zele (1990-) and the Royal Urban Harmony Holly (2004-2010). He is co-founder and conductor of the "Wonder Brass AWEFUL Power Band".
As a composer, he had great success with the works such as Devil's Paradise (1997) and Jan Praet (2000). As an arranger he worked with both classical and light music for, among others, Dirk Brosse, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Remuze Festival, the Hasselt Proms and many military and brass bands in Belgium and the Netherlands. The composition A Froghitters' Fantasy, performed at the international composition of the "European Youth Music" to Neerpelt, secured his public fame.
Works for Winds
- Danzas del Inferno (2008)
- De Bello Gallico (2007)
- Drunken Sailor (2006)
- Froghitters’ Fantasy, A (2005)
- Jeu de Cartes (2013)
- Krka. See: Symphony No. 1
- Mutations (2017)
- Oh Happy Day (2004)
- Semper Plus Ultra (2013)
- Sinfonietta No. 1 (2018)
- Symphony No. 0 (2006)
- Symphony No. 1 (2017)
- Bart Picqueur, Facebook Accessed 2 August 2017
- Bart Picqueur, Wikipedia Accessed 11 December 2016
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Bart Picqueur." Accessed 11 December 2016