Björn Bus, was born in 1980 in Brunssum, in the southern part of the Netherlands, where his musical roots can be found. He began as a percussionist with the Harmonie Orkest Concordia Treebeek, before later taking up the trombone.
In 2004, Björn Bus completed his bachelor´s degree in conducting with honors with Alex Schillings at the Musikhochschule in Groningen. The same year, he devoted himself to his studies as a trombonist with Harrie Ries at the music conservatory in Maastricht. During 2005 and 2006, he studied baroque trombone with Wim Becu at the Musikhochschule in Aachen. His master´s degree in conducting, likewise with honors, was completed in 2011 with the internationally-renowned conductor Jan Cober at the conservatory in Maastricht.
However Björn Bus´ education did not end here. He attended a great many master classes in conducting, working with well-known personalities.
His talent soon began to be noticed, and his participation in well-known conducting competitions brought him additional recognition. In 2005, he placed second at the EBBA (European Brass Band Association) competition in Groningen.
At the WMC (World Music Contest) in Kerkrade in 2009, he won the bronze baton, working together with the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy.
Currently Björn Bus is the General Artistic Manager of the WMC (World Music Contest) in Kerkrade.
He conducts the following orchestras: Orchestra of the Dutch Customs, State Symphonic Wind Orchestra of Baden-Württemberg and Symphonic Wind Orchestra St. Joseph Sittard.
He is also a current member of the Board of Directors of WASBE (World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles).
Björn Bus often works together with well-known national and international orchestras. He is a sought-after guest conductor with the Royal Netherlands Army Band ‘Johan Willem Friso’, Banda Municipal Barcelona, Rundfunk Blasorchester Leipzig and the Symphonic Wind Orchestra of the Conservatory Maastricht.
He is actively involved in conducting master classes and workshops, and is frequently invited to act as an adjudicator in various international competitions.
WASBE President William V. Johnson, August 2015
An unobstructed channel through which the music flows...
WASBE World Magazine, March 2015
Bus and his players give this very emotional and dramatic work an excellent performance....
Badische Zeitung, oktober 2013
Beim ergreifenden Hauptthema scheint er das ganze Orchester zu umarmen....