Violet joins Besson
Jonas Violet, International euphonium soloist and teacher at the GO! Academy in Willebroek and the Municipal Academy of Londerzeel has recently been appointed as a Besson Artist.
Jonas Violet, born in Jette in 1995, started his studies on cornet at the age of 6 with teacher / father Frans Violet in the music academy of Willebroek. At the age of 12, Jonas started to study euphonium. In 2009 he began his secondary studies at ‘the Kunsthumaniora of Brussels’ and in 2011 he starts as a “young talent” at the Conservatory of Antwerp. After completing a successful artistic track in 2018 with a “Master in Arts” degree, he also obtained an Academic Teacher Training degree a year later.
Jonas is currently teaching at the GO! Academy in Willebroek and the Municipal Academy of Londerzeel, where he motivates young people and adults to play a brass instrument and sends them in the right direction to a Hafabra orchestra and / or even conservatory.
Jonas regularly participates in national and international competitions. He has won several provincial and national titles in the Vlamo soloist competition. In 2012 he won the competition ‘Jonge Solisten aan Zee’, he obtained the first prize of the ‘Sonatina competition’ in Eupen, he graduated in the higher degree of the music academy with highest distinction and he obtained a first prize at the Belfius Classics. In 2016 he was selected to participate in “the European Soloist Competition”. In 2019 he became 2 times Vice Champion in “the Foden’s Competition” and in 2020 he took second place in “the British Open Contest”.
Jonas is a much sought-after freelance musician, both at home and abroad. Recent projects include the participation with various brass bands in The Norwegian Nationals, The British Open Contest , The Nationals and The Regional Championships. In 2021 he played a recital at Klara with the ‘Violet Quartet’ in the context ‘De Twintigers’ for which his twin brother Lode Violet was selected. This was broadcast on national TV and radio, a very welcome project in these times.
Jonas is active as a euphonium player in Brassband Willebroek, having won numerous national titles and becoming Vice-European champion. In 2017 they won the World Championship in Kerkrade. Young Brassband Willebroek also won the European youth championships several times with Jonas as principal euphonium and gained Belgian titles in 2017 and 2018.
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