Concertband Maasmechelen, the wind orchestra of the Academy of Maasmechelen, was inspired by the wind orchestra Limburg Maas. This top orchestra of the Limburg coal mines was a trendsetter after the Second World War.
A cooperation with the famous Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in 2011 resulted in a 15-day concert tour through the United States. The orchestra has made an international tour in China (2014) and will make another tour in Russia (2017). In 2015, the orchestra won the Vlamo Open Championship for Wind Orchestras.
Conductor Mark Prils studied at the Koninklijk Vlaams Muziekconservatorium Antwerpen and the Maastricht conservatory where he obtained diplomas for horn, music theory and writing.
He has played the French horn in both national and international orchestras, including the European Union Chamber Orchestra. At the age of 19, he started conducting several high-level bands in Europe. Over the years, he has become a successful conductor and has won several prestigious prizes. Currently, Prils is managing director of the Maasmechelen Academy of Music, Theatre and Dance and he is a much sought jury member for national and international music contests.
Geregistreerd tijdens ECWO European Championship for Wind Orchestras May 20 – 21, 2016
In The Great Hall of TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, the Netherlands door Mirasound Media Services.