Representing a major but often forgotten musical landscape, a wind quintet offers multiple possibilities, since it brings together instruments with very different characteristics and sounds: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.
It was during their studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels that five students decided to create in 2015 the Etcaetera Quintet.
Despite having arrived by very different routes and from diverse backgrounds (from Spain and just about everywhere in France), these young musicians manage to merge their personalities and their play to distinguish themselves by a rare collective sound and alchemy.
The group leaves the well-trodden path and offers an eclectic program.
It masters equally well both the classical repertoire (Barber, Nielsen, Ligeti) and that of popular and folk music (Piazzola, Agay, Absil). Having taken up residence in Belgium, the members of the group wish, through their performances, to discover the Belgian repertoire as well as promoting the lesser-known but very rich works of composers such as Andre Souris and Albert Huybrechts.
But the quintet is not limited only to this, and also offers a program tailored to younger audiences (through arrangements of film and pop music created by its horn player, Pierre-Aurélien Faller-Galerneau).
The group has already performed many times in France and Belgium (“Portées d’Automne” festival in Roanne, France, “Festival des Minimes”, Riche-Claire Theatre, Château du Karreveld, Festival Be chill, etc.). The group also has the support of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where it is currently in residence.
Always on the lookout for new experiences and new challenges, the Etcaetera Quintet is open to new and daring proposals that will enable it to continuously improve.
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Léolün began the clarinet in the Somain Municipal School of Music, then he studied in the Regional Conservatory of Douai where he completed his studies in 2014.
He then entered the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
A member of several chamber music groups (in particular the Quatuor Flexible), he has perfected his playing with great teachers such as Ronald Van Spaendonck, Jean Marc Fessard, Nathalie Lefevre and Pascal Moraguès. Léolün is a member of the National Jeugd Orkest in 2017.
Apolline began her flute studies at the SIEMAR conservatory in Roanne, France. In 2010, she continues her studies at the Regional Conservatory of Lyon, where she obtained her DEM in 2013. In 2014 she entered the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she is now studying flute and piccolo.
Apolline plays in the Ostinato Orchestra-Workshop and has also been selected to participate in the “Side by Side” project in partnership with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 2016. She is a member of the National Jeugd Orkest in 2017
After beginning his bassoon studies at the “Hermanos Berzosa” Professional Conservatory of Music in Cáceres, Spain,Enrique continued his studies at the "Eduardo Martinez Torner" Higher Conservatory of Musicin Oviedo
In the course of the 2013-2014 academic year he received an "Erasmus", scholarship which enabled him to study at the "Codarts” University of the Arts in Rotterdam. He obtained his Master’s Degree with Great Distinction specializing in bassoon and contrabassoon at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2016.
Enrique has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège and he has also been a member of various orchestra near Brussels.
Having begun by learning the cello at the age of 6, Mélanie switched to Oboe at 10, studying at the Regional Conservatory of Montpellier. Subsequently she continued her studies at Regional Conservatory of Angers where she obtained her DEM in oboe and chamber music in 2013. She joined the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2014.
She has also worked with many big names of the oboe (Jean-Louis Capezzali, Christian Schmitt, David Walter, Nora Cismondi) during master classes.
Mélanie is also a member of the Ostinato Orchestra-Workshop.
Pierre-Aurélien started the harp at the age of 5 and at 12 turned to the French horn which he studied at the Conservatory of Colmar. He then continued his musical studies at the National Conservatory of Nancy. After university studies in Environmental Management and Oceanography, he entered the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2014.
Pierre-Aurélien has had the opportunity to play with orchestras such as the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and the Namur Chamber Orchestra.
He also participated in the Side by Side project in partnership with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 2016.
The Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
Daniel Demoustiez, Guy Danel, Baudoin Giaux and Jean-Pierre Dassonville for their advices.
Anne-Catherine Labrique and Emma Degoutte for the photo credits
Nicolas Alliot for website design and Cléo Jouve-Corneloup for the logo
Bläserquintett n°2 op. 56 in G moll, Franz Danzi (1821)
Wind Quintet in F Major, George Onslow (1850)
Quintet opus.43, Carl Nielsen (1922)
Trois Pièces Brèves, Jacques Ibert (1930)
Sechs Bagatellen, György Ligeti (1953)
Quintet for Winds n°1, Endre Szervansky (1953)
Summer Music op.31, Samuel Barber (1956)
Five Easy dances, Denes Afay (1956)
Quintette en Fa M, d’après le Quatuor américain de Dvorak arrgt. David Walter
Rengaines, André Souris (1937)
Quintette à vent, Albert Huybrechts (1936)
Chronographie I, Michel Lysight (1990)
Danses Bulgares op.103, Jean Absil (1959)
Arrangements by Pierre-Aurelien Faller-Galerneau
Passacaille in C, Jean-Sebastien Bach
Orphée aux enfers de Offenbach
3e mvmt of the 3rd symphony of Brahms
The lion king, Frozen, Medley Pixar
Mambo extrait de West Side Story
Medley Michael Jackson
Uptown Funk de Bruno Mars
Happy de Pharell Williams
Pirates of the Carribean at the world’s end, Gladiateur, Avengers, The Ludlow’s from Legend of the Falls.
Kiki la petite sorcière , Medley Disney arrgt by Hidetake Konoe
Tango jalousie, Jacob Grade (1926), arrgt Stig Jorgensen (1992)
Libertango, Astor Piazzola arrgt Jeff Scott