Glenn Van Looy, a prominent euphonium player hailing from Bonheiden, Belgium, has emerged as a leading figure in 21st-century euphonium performance. Equally skilled as a soloist and ensemble musician, his musical journey commenced in a local wind band under the baton of his father.
Glenn's exceptional career highlights include victories in prestigious competitions both in Europe and worldwide. Notably, he has held the solo euphonium position in the European Champions Valaisia Brass Band (CH) after a decade with Brass Band Heist and Brass Band Buizingen in Belgium.
What sets Glenn apart are his achievements beyond brass band contests. He has claimed solo championships across various categories in Belgium, triumphed in the European Solo Championships in Linz (Austria), and became the youngest winner of the British Open Solo Championship. He also earned the title of International Soloist of the Year at the Ern Keller Memorial in Sydney (Australia). His international accolades include victories in the Jeju International Brass Competition (South Korea), UFAM Contest in Paris (France), Lieksa International Euphonium Competition (Finland), and the Dexia Classic Competition (Belgium).
Besides his exceptional playing, Glenn is active as an adjudicator, teacher, and conductor. He has successfully led various bands to victory and has guest-conducted ensembles across Europe. As an educator, he imparts his expertise as a low brass tutor at the Conservatoire Cantonale du Valais in Sion, Switzerland. Glenn's influence extends to masterclasses and performances at universities worldwide.
He is a Geneva performing and development artist, playing his signature GVL Cardinal model and AR Resonance mouthpiece. In June 2021, Glenn achieved a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Salford in the UK, marking another significant milestone in his illustrious career.