2001 Hub van Laar Flugelhorn

Denis Wick 4BFl
Music Heroes:
Fanfarekorps, Koninklijke Landmacht, Orkest Konink, lijke Luchtmacht, Chuck Mangione
Lieke van Heumen is from Oss, the Netherlands. She holds a PhD in Disability Studies and currently works as a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include the experiences and needs of people aging with lifelong disabilities and their families across the life course, policies and supports that contribute to community participation and aging well of this population, and the development of inclusive research methodology.

Lieke has played the flugelhorn for 20 years. During her studies at the Radboud University she also studied with Susan van Opstal at the School of Music in Zwolle, the Netherlands. For several years she played the solo flugelhorn in the Dutch National Youth Fanfare Orchestra. During this period she traveled on tours to Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria, Slovenia, Malta and Lithuania. Lieke became a member of the Chicago Brass Band in 2009. In 2011, Lieke placed third in the slow melody solo competition at the NABBA championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the 2012-2013 season she was a featured soloist with the Chicago Brass Band, playing 'Nocturne' by Lovland (arr. Farr).

In the summer of 2013 she took the Chicago Brass Band home to the Netherlands for the World Music Contest. During the tour the Chicago Brass Band played concerts with her hometown band Muziekvereniging Hartog Oss, the National Youth Fanfare Orchestra as well as brassband Schoonhoven. She very much enjoyed showing off the band to her home country and vice versa! Lieke currently serves as the marketing supervisor of the Chicago Brass Band.