About us

Editions Bim, a family enterprise

Today

The current Editions Bim catalog is the result of a long and careful selection of pedagogical books designed by renowned masters.

It also includes a large selection of works written by composers chosen for the originality and the quality of their musical creativity.

Philosophy (… treasure hunting)

Editions Bim is motivated by musical curiosity, research, and the discovery of new works  (or pedagogies), providing a varied and interesting repertoire.

Brief History

In 1969, the company began with the development of a huge typed compilation of works for brass instruments extracted from publisher’s catalogs collected worldwide.

Thousands of publications were thus listed. A room was rented in Moudon (canton of Vaud, Switzerland) and the enterprise was named « Bureau d’Informations Musicales » which later became Editions Bim. The original BIM first functioned as a music library with a mail order distribution service that rapidly developed internationally. By the end of 1971, two years after opening of the Bureau d’Informations Musicales, Brass Bulletin «International Chronicle for Brass Players» was launched. The first issues (in French, German and English), with a print run of 5000 copies) was distributed in the fall of 1971 to brass players in the four corners of the world. The success was immediate and the publication endured for 32 years (124 issues and subscribers in 80 countries) until 2003, creating a global network that still benefits Editions Bim.

The first musical editions (including the famous Warm-ups by James Stamp) were released in 1977. In March 1993 the decision was made to shutter the music distribution library in order to concentrate on the development of Bim Editions, and for ten more years, to the publication of Brass Bulletin. In 1999, Editions Bim acquired The Brass Press from the excellent American publisher Steve Glover, thus consolidating our networks in the United States.

Since 2003, our catalog has been expanded to include music for all instruments (with the brass retaining a privileged place).

In 2019, Editions Bim will celebrate 50 years of existence in the service of music and musicians.

Upcoming performances:

April 30, 2019 | Györ, Hungary. Roland Szentpali : Pearls II for euphonium (trombone) and symphony orchestra. György Gyivicsan (tuba), Györi Filharmonikus Zenekar, Azis Sadikovic (conducting)

April 30, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary. Bence Kutrik : Cycles for symphony orchestra. Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Péter Dobszay (conducting) World Premiere

May 19, 2019 | Olympia, WA, USA. Anthony Plog : Triple Concerto for trumpet, horn, trombone and symphony orchestra. Carter Rowell (trumpet), Emma Trfanum (horn), Ian Rigg (trombone), Student Orchestras, Conservatory Orchestra, Cameron May (conducting)

May 19, 2019 | Olomouc, Czech Republic. Alexander Arutiunian : Concerto for tuba and symphony orchestra or piano. Vít Andrýsek (tuba), Orchestra of Konzervatoř Evangelické Akademie, Vaclav Horak (conducting)

May 20, 2019 | Paris, France. François Rauber : Concerto «Humeurs» for trumpet and string orchestra. David Busawon (trumpet), Orchestre du Conservatoire, Swann van Rechem (conducting)

May 24, 2019 | Buenos Aires, Argentina. Áskell Másson : Konzertstück for snare drum and orchestra. Christian Frette (snare drum), Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires, Ezequiel Silberstein (conducting)

June 6, 2019 | Bogota, Colombia. Jan Koetsier : Konzert for trumpet, trombone and orchestra. Juan Fernando Avendaño (trumpet), Giovanni Scarpetta (trombone), National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Andrés Cárdenes (conducting)

July 6, 2019 | Bad Rappenau, Germany. Giancarlo Castro D'Addona : Grand Fanfare for symphony orchestra. Musikfreunde Heidelberg, René Schuh (conducting)

July 7, 2019 | Bad Bergzabern, Germany. Giancarlo Castro D'Addona : Grand Fanfare for symphony orchestra. Musikfreunde Heidelberg, René Schuh (conducting)

July 13, 2019 | Heidelberg, Germany. Giancarlo Castro D'Addona : Grand Fanfare for symphony orchestra. Musikfreunde Heidelberg, René Schuh (conducting)