Welcome to the official site of Dirk Brossé

For more than 40 years Dirk Brossé has worked all over the world as a highly respected and award winning composer and conductor. He is currently Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Ghent Film Festival. John Williams chose him as Principal Conductor for the Star Wars in Concert World Tour. He is professor of composition and conducting at the School of Arts / Royal Conservatory of Music in Ghent (B).

Dirk Brossé has composed over 400 works including concerti, oratorios, lieder, chamber music and symphonic works. He has also composed extensively for stage, cinema and television. His score for the BBC/HBO series Parade’s End was nominated for an Emmy Award. He has made more than 100 CD recordings and has collaborated with world-class artists such as John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Jessye Norman, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Herman Van Rompuy, John Malkovich, Stijn Coninx, Frank Van Laecke and many, many more.

Release ‘Music for Strings’

The CD Music for Strings is the result of a collaboration between the string orchestra Young Belgian Strings conducted by Dirk Van de Moortel and award winning composer Dirk Brossé. Music for Strings contains existing and new compositions for string orchestra and compositions for soloist and string orchestra. For this album, composer and conductor were able to call upon top Belgian artists such as violinist Lorenzo Gatto, cellist Marie Hallynck, soprano Ana Naqe and saxophonist Frank Debruyne.

Dirk Brossé on the collaboration:
‘The new generation of young Belgian musicians is in the starting blocks. Dirk Van de Moortel, together with the musicians from his Young Belgian Strings and the brilliant soloists, have made my music sound like I have seldom heard it before!