Boroondara Brass

Melbourne, Victoria

Musical Director – Daniel van Bergen

Daniel van Bergen was appointed Musical Director of Boroondara Youth Brass in November 2004. After much success with Boroondara Youth Brass including dual national titles, which made him the youngest person to conduct a band to a National Championship, Danny was appointed Musical Director of Boroondara Brass in late 2005. Daniel has since led Boroondara’s bands to 5 more National titles.

Danny started his musical career in his hometown of Echuca studying classical organ and then began learning the cornet in the Echuca Federal Band. He began conducting at an early age conducting school concert and jazz bands. Since then Danny has gone on to conduct numerous ensembles including brass bands, orchestras, new music ensembles and variety of shows and light opera including productions of “Annie”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat”, “The Pirates of Penzance”, “The Witches of Eastwick” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”.

Danny studied Music Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts, Teaching at Deakin University and Conducting at the University of Melbourne. Danny holds Associate Diplomas in Band Studies (Horn) and Musicianship and is an Associate of Trinity College London on Euphonium.

Danny is a brass teacher, music teacher, and band director at Wantirna College, De La Salle College, and East Doncaster Secondary College. Danny 

Currently, at Boroondara Danny conducts Boroondara Brass (A Grade) and oversees the running of all of Boroondara’s ensembles. Danny is also known to frequent a well-known Portuguese style chicken eatery.