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:

June 23, 2018 | Serie Pablo Komlos | Porto Alegre, Brazil. Roland Szentpali : Pearls II for euphonium (trombone) and symphony orchestra. György Gyivicsan (trombone), Orquestra Sinfonica de Porto Alegre, Evandro Matté (conductor)

June 24, 2018 | Biel / Bienne, Switzerland. Jost Meier : Mouvement dans l'immobile for chamber orchestra. Medizinerorchester Bern, Matthias Kuhn (conductor)

June 26, 2018 | Biel / Bienne, Switzerland. Jost Meier : Mouvement dans l'immobile for chamber orchestra. Medizinerorchester Bern, Matthias Kuhn (conductor)

July 1, 2018 | Orcival, France. Alexander Arutiunian : Concerto for violin and string orchestra or piano. Albane Genat (violin), Orchestre d'Auvergne, Roberto Forés Veses (conductor)

July 3, 2018 | Festival International de Musiques Sacrées | Fribourg, Switzerland. Caroline Charrière : Tenebrae factae sunt for mixed choir. The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor) World Premiere

July 8, 2018 | Classic Openair - Familientag | Winterthur, Switzerland. Modeste Mussorgsky : Pictures at an Exhibition for chamber orchestra. Musikkollegium Winterthur, Thomas Zehetmair (conductor) World Premiere

August 7, 2018 | International Brass and Percussion Competition | Jeju, South Korea. Thierry Thibault : Tours et détours for saxhorn or euphonium and piano. 2nd preliminary round

August 7, 2018 | International Brass and Percussion Competition | Jeju, Südkorea. Áskell Másson : Prím for snare drum solo. Áskell Másson : Kím for snare drum solo. 2nd Preliminary

August 9, 2018 | XXIV Brazilian Trombonist Festival | Alice Barbosa - Goiania, Brazil. Roland Szentpali : Pearls II for euphonium (trombone) and symphony orchestra. György Gyivicsan (trombone), Goiania Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Moreno (conductor)

August 14, 2018 | International Brass and Percussion Competition 2018 | Jeju, South Korea. Roland Szentpali : Symphony Concertante for euphonium and symphony orchestra. Final Round (euphonium), Jeju Philharmonic Orchestra, Szymon Kawalla (conductor)