The Bone Society is an innovative chamber music ensemble founded in 2010 for the purpose of putting the trombone in a prominent light. The ensemble members have studied in New York, Bern, Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp and Maastricht; together they possess the ambition necessary for performing chamber music at the absolute highest level, for you!
The surprising international success of their crowdfunding campaign enabled the ensemble to complete the recordings for their debut album much earlier than expected. In creating this disc, they commissioned new pieces and arrangements for this unique instrumentation with the intention of expanding the repertoire for this type of group.
Convinced by The Bone Society’s exceptional musicianship, ambition and enthusiasm, many leading composers (Nicola Ferro, James Stephenson and Kevin Houben) eagerly agreed to write for their CD and an outstanding lineup of principal trombonists from the world’s finest orchestras (Joseph Alessi, Ian Bousfield, Massimo La Rosa and Stefan Schulz) were willing to collaborate with The Bone Society as soloists.
Besides performing in Belgium, The Bone Society has also appeared in productions abroad. On numerous occasions the group was invited to perform on stages in Germany, France and Spain. Praised for their profound musicianship and wellbalanced ensemble playing, they are regular guests at prestigious international trombone conventions: Lille (2015), Valencia (2015) and New York (2016).
The Bone Society ́s members are: Maarten Bruyninckx, Rob Cuppens, Lander Geens, Erwin Kelchtermans, Wim Lauryssen, Maarten Lowel, Jeroen Mentens, Jan Nicolaers, Lode Smeets and Luc Thys.
The Bone Society has become one of Belgium’s leading brass ensembles. By organizing master classes in Belgium and Germany, The Bone Society is passing its methods and musical experiences on to the next generation of trombonists.
Artistic Leader, The Bone Society