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NAME: Dominique Bodart
DATE OF BIRTH: 29/01/1969
NATIONALITY: Belgian (Namur)
ACTIVITY: Trumpeter
STYLE: Baroque (natural) and modern


Conservatory of Namur (class of Freddy DUBUISSON)
Studies: trumpet, valve cornet, chamber music by Rosario Macaluso, Daniel Furnemont, Pierre Cox, Bernard Jeannoutot.
Supplementary formation: 3 years at Paris with Pierre THIBAUT.
Specialization: 2 years in Amsterdam by Friedman IMMER (natural trumpet).


Numerous awards on the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and Lüttich (B)
Gold medal: Conservatory of Châteauroux (F)
Solo trumpet with the world orchestra of the “Jeunesses Musicales” conductors; Charles DUTOIT, Vernon HANLEY, Serge BAUDO
Special award of the international competition in trumpets: Raimo Sarmas competition in Lieksa / Finland
Solo trumpet: Representative of Belgium – European orchestra in Greece
1994-1995: Interim first trumpet of the national orchestra of Belgium
1999-2000: Interim first trumpet of the “Orkest van Vlaanderen” (Antwerpen)
2000-2004: Interim first trumpet of the orchestra of the Flemish Broadcasting (B) and Orchestre National de Lilles (F)
2006-2007: Assisting soloist of the OPL (Philharmonic orchestra of Luxembourg)

Principal Trumpet with European Philharmonia (Since Sept 2013)

Principal trumpet with the Tampere Filharmonia (FIN) (2009-2010) // Alternating-principal trumpet with the Tampere Filharmonia (Since2008)
Trumpeter – Symphony Orchestra Vlaanderen (Brugge)
Professor of the music academy in Eghezée (B)
Professor of the conservatory of Lucien Robert in Tamines (B)
Intensive activity as musician in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Finland …
Publication of 4 CD’s: (1999) French music of the 20th century for trumpet and organ, (2003) „Si suoni la tromba“. Bouquet de Mélodie with Brass Band Buizingen (2011) and “In the groove”… (2011).

Member of the ensemble de cuivres “Mosan” (soloist from Belgian orchestras)
Member of the ensemble „Fantini“ (Trio and/or Quartet baroque)
Realization of a line of professional trumpets in 
unique design (co-operation with the instrument constructor Kröger)

Dominique is a Besson, Courtois , Sherzer and B&S Artist (Buffet group)

Director of the international trumpet competition „Théo Charlier“(B) 2005 and next one in 2015.

Artistic Director of International Music Festival in Abruzzo (Italy)

Dominique Bodart will be jury member for the 7. International Brass Instruments Competition in Gdansk (Poland), May 2014.