A bit of Bernaerts Music history
In 1989 Frank Bernaerts started to publish and sell his compositions and arrangements. In 1992 he founded Bernaerts Music BV.
As the general manager of this music publisher from Willebroek (Belgium),
his intention was to allow Bernaerts Music to grow into one of the leading music publishers for concert band, fanfare and brass band publications.
Bernaerts Music started the worldwide distribution of music editions and CDs via the major music distributors.
To give this fast-growing business a good home, a brand-new office complex was built in 1996.
All music editions, from idea to finished product, are now produced in one and the same company.
In 2000 Bernaerts Music, one of the first music publishers in the world, goes digital. A first webshop goes online and orders can be made directly at the website.
In 2018 the website is completely overhauled to an e-commerce webshop and in 2019 Bernaerts Music created the possibility to buy all sheet music and CD’s both in digital (PDF/MP3) version or physical version. (Digital PDF or MP3 downloads are not available for shops and resellers for copyright reasons.)
Bernaerts Music BV moved into a brand new commercial building in January 2022 in Blankenberge.
Our Bernaerts Music sales team makes direct sales to bands in any country around the world, provides information for our clients, answers all your questions and guarantees daily shipment of orders to wholesalers, shops and bands.
Our Bernaerts Music sales team
CEO - Managing Director
||Frank was born on 28 February 1967 in Willebroek (Belgium).
His first inspiration was his grandfather, a great music lover and conductor of the local fanfare band.
At the early age of eight, his interest in the world of concert band, fanfare and brass band grew.
He studied at the Municipal Music Academy of Willebroek, the City Music School of Mechelen and the Lemmens
Institute in Leuven.
In 1989 he began distributing his own compositions and arrangements, and in 1992 he founded
Bernaerts Music BV.
As the manager of this music publishing company, he has managed to build Bernaerts Music into a
Sales & Account Manager
||Marijke was born on 19 March 1983 in Wilrijk (Belgium).
She studied accounting, IT (information technology) and company management at the Ursulinen school in
Mechelen and the Karel De Grote University College in Antwerp.
At the age of nine she enrolled at the Municipal Music Academy of Willebroek where she studied
solfège, cornet and piano.
She took her first steps in the world of concert band, fanfare and brass band as a cornet player in the Royal Fanfare
Willen Is Kunnen in Tisselt (Belgium).
In 2006 she started her business career at Bernaerts Music as order picker and music dispatcher and in 2007 she
joined the sales team.
In 2009 she assumed the leadership of the Bernaerts Music sales team as the sales & account manager and she
ensures that your orders are shipped correctly and quickly.