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Biography Bert Langeler



Bert Langeler, “ Bridging the Gaps”  in the world of wind music


(* 1962) Studied bachelor and masters degree in trumpet, wind band conducting at the Conservatorium in Tilburg (NL) till 1984 and at the Estonian Musica and Theatre Academy in Tallinn (Est) 2011 . Additional courses where followed with Jan Cober (NL) and at the University of North Texas (USA)with Eugene Migliario Corporon and Dennis Fisher.  Bert has been a conductor to several wind bands, a  lecturer,  brass & wind teacher, an organizer of international events, an arranger, a manager, consultant  and a facilitator for more then 30 years  in the Netherlands  and abroad. After his move to Estonia in 2008  he continued his activities from his new homeland.

Current job in Estonia is teaching and conducting at Viljandi Music school and working during special projects at the development of the wind bands in Northern European region.

Beside this he is the director of  GMF Baltic States OÜ, national & international organization of  exchanges and musical projects, music consultancy, adjudicator, facilitator, arranger, publisher.

Guest conducting/ and as brass& wind teacher pedagogue lectures and exchanges with bands lead to different countries, such as  Spain, Germany , USA, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, United Kingdom, Ukraine ,  Argentina , Colombia , Malta , Costa Rica, Israel, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria and Africa.

He developed in Estonia the annual summer festival "Võsu Viis" and  commissioned new works for wind orchestra and fanfare orchestra from international composers.

Since 2014 exists the Baltic Wind Band academy where bands from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania participate during the summersessions. 

Since 1983 Bert is a member of  WASBE and since July 2013 WASBE Board member.


Memberships and executive functions

Beside the memberships include:

WASBE Board member(World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles),

IGEB (International Society for the Investigation and Promotion of Band Music),

LSK (Dutch National Foundation for Quality Control, with regards to music education)

CISM  representative for Estonia (Confederation Internationales Sociéte


Town council civil member for culture policy in Zaltbommel,  from 2006 till September 2008.

Artistic leader/conductor Estonian Conductors Wind Band(Eesti Vabariiklik Orkestrijuhtide Puhkpilliorkester)  2013-2017


           ·         Awards

1998:    Certification of the City of Woudrichem, The Netherlands 11 years of artistic work in the area

2004:   Medal of Honor of the City of Zaltbommel , The Netherlands, for 23 years of artistic and               educational work in South Netherlands area.

2004:   Insigne of the FKM, Catholic Music Federation in the Netherlands

2010:   Teacher of the year Viljandi

2013:   National Pedagogic Stipendium Estonia


·         Other executive functions

1999:   Chairman  board Spanish Year Zaltbommel

2006:   Chairman board “Bommelerwaard bouwt aan Azie”. Building of houses after tsunami in               Sri Lanka. 



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