The TITANIC Ensemble of Belgium, founded in May 1996,
has already performed several times on various radio and TV-stations
in Belgium and in the Netherlands. Their concerts have drawn down
storms of cheers thanks to unequalled quality and peerless originality.
In 1998 they were invited in Stavelot to perform during the Walloon
Festival. Throughout the same season they appeared twice at the world
famous Amsterdam ‘Concertgebouw’, which
gave rise to a live-CD. They performed at the open-air
concerts of Leuven, Ghent, Antwerp, Eupen, Brussels,... and were asked
to give a coffee-concert in Mechelen within the scope of the prestigious
Flanders Festival. They were also invited to honour
the official closing ceremony of the international exhibition ‘Paris-Bruxelles
/ Brussels-Paris’ in Ghent with their musical presence.
In March 1999 Radio 3 and ‘Royale Belge’
booked them for a live radio concert and for ‘Musique 3’
they performed a live concert themed on the painter René Magritte.
In Germany their performance was favourably noticed at the ‘Düsseldorf
Boot Messe’ and they triumphed at Krefeld’s 23rd
International Jazz Festival, where they performed
for a second time in April 2001. In the Netherlands they achieved
great success at the Eindhoven’s 4th Night of Swing.
In May 1999 the main Flemish cultural centres organized a concert
tour for them on a theatre boat, what proved to be a fantastic success.
In its wake they were invited to tens of Flemish and Dutch cultural
centres. Let us not forget their concert at the international Dann
Carlton Hotel in Medellin (Colombia) and during the
following summer, a concert tour around the country sponsored
by the Bank of the Colombian Republic, who booked the TITANIC
Ensemble for the third time in July 2001 ! KBC introduced them in
August 1999 during the Flanders ‘Cultuurmarkt’
and the Walloon Community invited them to perform within the scope
of ‘Entre-Vues 2000’ at the Brussels ‘Botanique’.
Last but not least we should also mention numerous concerts throughout
Belgium, including some particularly prestigious dates at the Brussels
Museum of Musical Instruments, at the ‘Cercle
Gaulois’, a millennium concert at midnight on December
31st, 2000 at the ‘Palais des Beaux-Arts’,
one at the Antwerp ‘Arenbergschouwburg’,...
but also performances in Berlin, Luxemburg, Tilburg,... In June 2000
they played the opening concert of the Summer of Antwerp and performed
a couple of times at the Brussels ‘Palais des Beaux-Arts’,
of which one of these concerts was organized by the Flanders and Walloon
Festival together (‘Happening’). Furthermore, TITANIC
Ensemble were invited to perform at a reception in honour of all the
European Ministers of Finance at the Liege Prince-Episcopal
Palace, as well as being invited to play by the Knokke Casino,
recording a brand new CD and performing in Germany, the Netherlands,
Luxemburg and the Belgian Embassy in Bogota at the invitation of the