I Career highlights

1 Overview

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    1960

    – Born in Ghent, Belgium on 18 February

    1980

    – Conducting first public concert at Royal Conservatory of Music in Ghent (Belgium)

    – Selected as trumpet player in the World Youth Orchestra – Jeunesses Musicales

    1981

    – Graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Ghent (Belgium)

    – Selected as trumpet player in the World Youth Orchestra – Jeunesses Musicales

    1982

    – Music Director of Brussels International Youth Orchestra (until 1990)

    – Selected as trumpet player in the World Youth Orchestra – Jeunesses Musicales

    ‘Musica Barocca per Tromba e Organo’, release first album as a trumpet player

    1983

    – Appointed professor of Trumpet at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Ghent (Belgium)

    – Conducting classes at Maastricht Conservatory (NL) with Lucas Vis and Anton Kersjes

    – Music Director of the Brussels International Youth Orchestra (until 1989)

    1985

    – World premiere ‘Meditation for Oboe and string orchestra’ at Bozar Brussels

    1986

    – Graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels (Belgium)

    – Graduated in orchestral conducting from the Musikhochschüle Köln (Germany) with Prof. Volker Wangenheim

    ‘7 Inch Framed’, release first album as a composer

    -‘Springen’, release first soundtrack

    1987

    – Conducting classes at the Musikhochschule Wien (Austria) with Prof. Julius Kalmar

    1988

    – Music Director of the Belgian National Youth Orchestra J&M 

    – World premiere of ’El Golpe Fatal’ at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (NL)

    – Conducting the Belgian National Youth Orchestra J&M during Japan tour  

    1990

    – Finalist of Iwaki’s International Masterclass for young conductors (Dutch Television) in Hilversum (The Netherlands)

    1992 – Premiere of ‘La Soledad de America Latina’ at the opening of the World Exhibition in Sevilla (Spain)

    – Academy Award Nomination of the film ‘Daens’

    1993

    – Premiere of ‘Elegy for Cello’ commissioned by I Fiamminghi

    1994

    – Appointed as Cultural Ambassador of Flanders (B)

    – Premiere of ‘Landuyt Cycle’ 

    1995

    – Appointed as Cultural Ambassador of Flanders (B)

    – Premiere of Symphony # 1 ‘Artesia’ and release by Philips Classics

    1996

    – Premiere of the musical ‘Sacco & Vanzetti’

    – Premiere of Principals commissioned by the National Orchestra of Belgium

    1997   

    – Conducted Principals with ‘Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolivar’ at Teatro Teresa Carreno in Caracas (Venezuela)

    – Premiere of Symphony # 2 ‘The Birth of Music’ and release by Philips Classics

    – Premiere of ‘Licht/When the light comes’ 

    – Guest conducting Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra

    1998

    – Concerts in Stockholm, Lisboa and Shanghai

    – Premiere of the violin concertino ‘Black, White and in Between’

    – Conducting the Belgian premiere of ‘Liverpool Oratorio’ by Paul McCartney

    – South American premiere of ‘La Soledad de America Latina’ in Quito (Equador)

    1999

    – Appointed Music Director of the Tokyo International Music Festival (Japan)

    – Conducting the ‘Super World Orchestra’ in Japan 

    – Recording and release by Philips Classics of ‘The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays Dirk Brossé’

    – Premiere of the ‘War Concerto

    – Conducting ‘Artesia’ with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra 

     2000

    – Premiere of ‘Juanelo, The Charles V Oratorio’ in commemoration of the 500th birthday of Emperor Charles V

    – Concerts with the Super World Orchestra in Tokyo (Japan)

    – Concert with The London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

    2001

    – Premiere of the musical ‘Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun’

    – Premiere of the violin concerto ‘Sophia’ by Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

    – Concert with KBS Symphony Orchestra at Seoul Arts Centre (South Korea)

    – Concert with The London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London

    – Conducting CD-recording with The London Symphony Orchestra

    2002

    – Conducting ‘Sophia’ with Sint Peterburg Academic Orchestra at Great Philharmonic Hall

    – Premiere of ‘Kaleidoscope’ at the National Opera La Monnaie in Brussels

    – Conducting the ‘Super World Orchestra’ in Japan

    – Collaboration with the ‘African Childrens’ Choir’ in Uganda and South Africa

    2003

    – Conducting the ‘London Philharmonic Orchestra’ at the Royal Festival Hall, London

    – Premiere of ‘Si-Re’, written for H.M. Albert II, King of Belgium

    – Conducting Millennium Overture with Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Japan

    – Premiere of ‘Cogito, Ergo Sum’ for Choir

    – Premiere of ‘I Loved You’ by Russian soprano Elena Yaparova, Ghent (Belgium)

    2004 – Conducting ‘Africa’s Heartbeat’ with the African Childrens’ Choir and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra (Canada)

    – American premiere of ‘The Circle of Nature’, Washington (USA)

    – Conducting ‘London Symphony Orchestra’ at the Barbican Center, London (UK)

    2005

    – Recording of ‘Secret Inspirations’ by American pianist Daniel Blumenthal

    – Conducting ‘War Concerto’ with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

    – Conducting Prima La Musica at World Aids Day

    – Conducting Flemish Radio Orchestra at Berlin Filmfestival

    – Sir Sean Connery attending a concert at Berlin Filmfestival 

    – Conducting the ‘London Symphony Orchestra’ in Florida

    2006

    – Recording ‘The Circle of Nature’ with Flemish Radio Orchestra

    – Premiere of the musical ‘Rembrandt’ in Theatre Carré, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

    – Conducting CD recording with Flemish Radio Orchestra and American tenor Philip Webb

    – Conducting CD recording with Flemish Radio Orchestra baritone José Van Dam

    – Concert with Barbara Hendrickx and José Van Dam 

    – Concert with Italian violon virtuoso Salvatore Accardo

    2007

    – Conducting CD recording with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for Warner Bros.

    – Concert with London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, London (UK)

    – Conducting Christmas concert with ‘l Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Julia Migenes

    – Premiere of the song cycle ‘The American Dream’

    – Conducting Flemish Radio Orchestra at Berlin Filmfestival

    – Concert with the ‘Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid’ in Madrid

    – Concert with the Orquestra Nacional do Porto in Porto

    2008

    – Premiere of the musical ‘Daens the Musical’  

    – Conducting ‘Das Lied von der Erde’ with Chamber Orchestra Philadelphia

    – Conducting Orquesta Sinfonico de Murcia in Spain

    – Awarded with the ‘Achiel Van Acker Award 2008’ (Belgium)

    – Official Award by the Belgian Government ‘Gouden Erepenning’ for merit

    – Conducted the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon (France)

    – Galaconcert with the National Opera Orchestra for HRM Queen Fabiola of Belgium

    – Conducting Orquesta Sinfonico de Tenerife in Spain

    – World premiere ‘The Dandi March’ by Belgian Brass Ensemble

    – World premiere of ‘Harbour Music’, for orchestra and dancers

    – Conducting Brussels Philharmonic starring composer Angelo Badalamenti

    2009 

    – Conducting CD recording ‘The Music of Angelo Badalamenti’ with Brussels Philharmonic – Meeting with John Williams in Los Angeles

    – Conducting Star Wars Musical Journey in Los Angeles at the Fox Stage

    – Conducting Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at O2 Dome in London 

    – CD release ‘Claron McFadden sings Brossé’

    – Concert with l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva 

    – Conducting world premiere of ‘La Chute de la Maison Usher’ with Nat. Orchestra Belgium

    – Selected by John Williams to conduct the Worldtour of ‘Star Wars in Concert’

    – Flemish Musical Award for ‘Musical Daens’ 

    – Appointed Music Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

    2010

    – Recorded ‘Echoes of Silent Voices’ with the London Symphony Orchestra

    – Official Award by the Province of East Flanders ‘Hulde Medaille’ for merit

    – CD recording with Qilian Chen & Shanghai Opera House Orchestra (Richard Strauss)          

    – Inauguration concert as Music Director of ‘The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’

    – World première of ‘The Hallow-e’en Dances’ with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

    – Receiving the title of Honorable Citizen of the town of Destelbergen

    – Meeting in Athens with Greek film legend Michael Cacoyannis 

    – Conducting ‘Echoes of Silent Voices’ at World Expo in Shanghai

    – 6 CD Box ‘Dirk Brossé, a portrait in Music’ release on EMI Classics

    2011

    – Conducted SWiC at Hollywood Bowl, attended by John Williams

    – Conducted the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall Birmingham

    – Conducted gala concert with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia at the New York Times Building for  H.R.H. Prince Philippe and Princes Mathilde

    – Collaboration with Kenneth Ganble & Leon Huff in Philadelphia

    – Daniel Blumenthal recorded the ‘7 Preludes for Piano Solo’

    – Meeting in Birmingham with actor/composer Sir Anthony Hopkins

    – CD release ‘Violin Heritage.be’ including ‘Echoes of Silent Voices’

    World première of ‘Haiku Cycle One’ at European Parliament Brussels

    – Conducting CD recording ‘The Music of Gabriel Yared’ with Brussels Philharmonic

    2012

    – Meeting with Jessye Norman in Philadelphia

    – Conducted the European Union Youth Orchestra in Berlin, Vienna, Bolzano and Kassel

    – Conducted Sinfonie orchester Basel in Basel, Bern, Zürich

    – World premiere musical Ben X

    – CD release ‘Parade’s End’ on Varese Sarabande

    – Conducted world premiere of Oratorio ‘Can You hear God Crying’, Philadelphia 

    2013

    -Emmy Award nomination for ‘Parade’s End’

    -World premiere ‘Brossé’, documentary by Jacques Servaes

    -Knighted in the Kingdom of Belgium

    – CD release ‘Haiku Cycle 1’, based on Haiku’s by European President Herman Van Rompuy

    2014

    – CD release ‘The Lovers’ a film by Roland Joffé

    – Conducting worldpremiere Harp Concerto by Michel Legrand

    – Worldpremiere of the musical ‘Pauline & Paulette’

    – Worldpremiere of the musical ’14 – 18′

    – Worldpremiere ‘Celloconcerto for Isabelle’ / National Orchestra Belgium

    – Meeting with Princess Sumaya al Bint in Dubai

    2015

    – Conducting Casablance at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

    – Recording ‘Celloconcerto for Isabelle’ with London Symphony Orchestra

    – Conducting world premiere of Pianoconcerto by Conrad Tao

    – Worldpremiere of the musical ‘The Story of Sacco & Vanzetti’

    – Worldpremiere ‘Distortion, a Hymne to Liberty’

    – Peace concert in Kiev

    – CD release World Heritage songs from China on PAVANE Records

    – Collaboration with American pianist-composer Conrad Tao

    – Collaboration with Brandford Marsalis

    2016

    – Conducted New York premiere of ‘Black, White & In Between’ with Chamber Orchestra New York at Carnegie Hall

    – Conducted National Polish Radio Symphonic Orchestra (NOSPR)

    – Conducted European premiere of Star Trek with RTE Orchestra / Dublin

    – CD release Cello Concerto on WARNER CLASSICS

    – Gouden Kalf Award nomination for Knielen

    2017

    – World premiere ‘Pictures at an Exhibitionin Philadelphia

    – Conducted ‘Pictures at an Exhibitionat Carnegie Hall, New York

    – Conducted ‘Distortion, a Hymn to Liberty’ at UN Headquarters New York

    – World premiere ‘Guernica’ by Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

    – André Demedts Award

    – World premiere ‘Ebony Oratorio’

    – World premiere ‘Ugent? Me2!’ by Prima La Musica at Ghent Opera House

    2018

    – World premiere ‘The Persistance of Memory’ by Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

    – World premiere ‘The Passage of the Devine Bird’ by Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

    – Conducting RSNO, Royal Scotland’s National Orchestra

    – Collaboration with John Malkovic

    – World premiere ‘Musical Scrooge’

    – Concert with London Symphony Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall

    – Conducting l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg

    – VOKA Legend Award

    – Commander in the Order of Leopold (Belgium)

    2019

    – Conducting ‘Shakespeare in Concert’ at Estate Theatre Prague

    – Conducting world premiere of BRAVE with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    – Conducting Star Wars with London Philharmonia @ Royal Albert Hall

    – Conducting Qatar Philharmonic in Doha, Qatar

    – Conducting 70th Birthday Concert Gabriel Yared with National Orchestra Libanon

    – Conducting United People’s Orchestra @ Tomorrowland

    – Conducting Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    2020

    – World premiere ‘Musical Daens 2.0’

    – World premiere ‘The Pulse of Joy’ with Noord Nederlands Orkest

    – World premiere ‘In Memoriam Avicii’ with Noord Nederland Orkest

II Composer

1 Publishers / Distributers

  • AM – Amstel Music (distributed by De Haske – NL)

    ALB – Albersen (NL) 

    AND – Andel Edition (B)

    AVK – André Van Kerckhoven Editeur (B)

    DHP – De Haske Publishing (NL) 

    GRM – Golden River Music (B)

    METR – Metropolis Music Publishers (B)

    BMP – Beriato Music Publishers (B)

    DB – Available from the composer on a rental base

2 Orchestral Music

  • *recording available

    Variations on Old Flemish Folksongs (1984) – 6’ – DB

    for youth orchestra

    2(2nd also pic)222 / 2330 / timp + 2 perc / strings

    On Safari* (1986) – 3′ – DB

    for orchestra

    2(+pic)22(+bass cl) 2 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / strings 

    7 Inch Framed* (1986) – 5’30” – DB

    for orchestra

    2222 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings 

    Oscar for Amnesty* (1988) – 15’30” – DB

    for narrator and orchestra

    Text: Dirk Brossé (Spanish)

    2(+pic) 2(ci) 2(+bass cl) 2 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / strings

    El Golpe Fatal* (1989) – 13′ – DB

    for orchestra

    2 (+pic) 2(ci) 2(+ bass cl) 2 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / strings 

    Bacob Overture* (1990) – 10′ – DB

    for orchestra

    1(pic) 1(ci) 2(bass cl) 1 / 2111 / timp + 2 perc / pno / hp / strings

    Music in Mycology* (1991) – 16′ – DB

    for orchestra

    2(pic) 2(ci) 22 / 2200 / timp + 1 perc / pno (synth) / hp / strings

    OuverTura* (1992) – 6′ – DB

    for orchestra

    2(+pic) 2(+ci) 2(+bass cl) 2 / 4431 / timp + 3 perc / pno / hp / strings

    And the Winner is…*(1995) – 5’ – DB

    (aka Flanders International Film Festival Overture) 

    for orchestra

    2(pic) 2(pic) 22 / 4331 / timp + 1 perc / hp / strings

    Artesia* (1995)  – 60’ – DB

    Symphony nr 1 for orchestra, boy soprano and ethnic instruments (3 soloists)

    2(pic) 2(ci) 22 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / strings 

    Daens Suite*, concert suite from the film Daens (1995) – 16’30” – DB

    for orchestra

    22(ci)22 / 2211 / timp + 1 perc / pno / hp / strings 

    Bit by Bit* (1996) – 9′ – DB

    for orchestra

    2222 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    Principals* (1996) – 17’30” – DB

    for orchestra

    2(pic)222 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    Le Nozze di Sacco*, from the musical ‘Sacco & Vanzetti’ (1996) – 5’45” – DB

    for orchestra

    22(ci)22 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings 

    Machiavelli’s Waltz*, from the musical ‘Sacco & Vanzetti’ (1996) – 4’ – DB

    2(2nd also pic)222 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    The Birth of Music* (1997) – 65′ – DB

    Symphony nr 2 for ch amber orchestra and ethnic instruments

    1(pic)110 – ten sax / 1211 / 3 perc / 1 guitar / hp / pno / strings 

    Light Main Theme*, from the film ‘When The Light Comes’ (1997) – 6’30” – DB

    for orchestra

    2(pic) 2(ci)22 / 4331 / timp + 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Millennium Overture* (1999) – 7’40” – DB

    for orchestra

    2(pic)2(ci)22 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    Inferno* (1999) – 10′ – DB

    for orchestra

    2(pic)2(ci)22 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    Bridge for Europe (2001) – 6’ – DB

    for orchestra (in co writing with Marc Lerch) 

    2(2nd also pic)222 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    Harbour Music* (2008) – 20’ – DB

    for orchestra, 8 percussionists and dancers

    1111 (+ ten sax) / 1111 / timp + 3 perc / hp / strings

    The Hallow-e’en Dances* (2010) – 20’ – DB

    for Chinese Orchestra

    Philadelphia Overture* (2010) – 7’ – DB

    for chamber orchestra

    2222 / 2210 / timp + 1 perc / strings

    La Vie Aquatique* (2010) – 7’ – DB

    for orchestra (soundtrack for silent film)

    2222 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / pno-cel / strings

    Amore Pedestre* (2010) – 7’ – DB

    for orchestra (soundtrack for silent film) 

    2222 / 4331 /timp + 2 perc / pno-cel / strings

    Philadelphia Overture* (2014) – 7’ – DB

    for orchestra

    2(+pic) 2(+c.i.) 2(+ bas cl) 2(+contra) / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / strings

    Bolero Atlas Copco* (2014) – 5’20” – DB

    for chamber orchestra

    1111 / 1000 / perc / hp / pno / strings

    De Passie* (2014) 4’ DB

    for orchestra

    1111 / 2221 / timp + perc / hp / strings

    Für Elise @ the movies* (2016) – 20’ – DB

    for orchestra

    2222 / 4331 / timp + 2perc / hp / pno-cel / strings

    Olympic Fanfare and Hymn* (2016) – 5’ – DB

    version for symphony orchestra 

    2222 / 4331 / timp + 2perc / hp / pno-cel / strings

    Back to Utopia* (aka Rejecting the Call) (2016) – 5’10” – DB

    for orchestra

    11ci 11 / 2030 / timp + 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Keep Moving (2016) – 4’ – DB

    for chamber orchestra

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Pictures at an Exhibition* (2017) – 50’ – DB

    for chamber orchestra

    2222 / 2200 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    Guernica* (2017) – 8’30” – DB

    for orchestra and smartphone orchestra

    2(+pic)2(+ci)2(+basscl)2(+cfgt) / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Ugent? Me2!* (2017) – 7’ – DB

    for chamber orchestra

    1111 / 1000 / hp / pno / perc / strings

    Grand Canyon of the Colorado River* (2017) – 7’30” – DB

    for orchestra

    2222 / 4231 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    Radetzky Waltz* (2017) – 5’ – DB

    version for orchestra

    2(+pic)2(+ci)22 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Let’s start to play Music* (2017) –  5’ – DB

    for orchestra

    2(2nd also pic)222 / 2221 / timp + 1 perc / hp / strings

    The Persistance of Memory* (2018) – 8’ – DB

    for orchestra and smartphone orchestra

    2(+pic)2(+ci)2(+basscl)2 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / pno / strings

    The Passage of the Devine Bird* (2018) – 9’ – DB

    for orchestra and smartphone orchestra 

    2222 / 4231 / timp + 2 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Tintin, Prisoners of the Sun*, from the musical ‘Tintin’ (2018) – 6’ – DB

    suite from the musical for orchestra

    2(2nd also pic)2(2nd also ci)2(2nd also basscl)2 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Let’s go Crazy* (2019) –  6’ – Albersen

    overture for orchestra (in co-writing with Nicolas De Cock)

    2222 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / strings

    Prince Overture* (2019) – 6’ – Albersen

    for orchestra (in co-writing with Nicolas De Cock)

    1(+pic)222 / 2331 / timp / 3 perc / hp / strings

    The Pulse of Joy* (2019) – 6’30” – DB

    for orchestra

    2(2nd also pic)2(2nd also ci)2(2nd also basscl)2 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / pno / strings

    The Pulse of Joy* (2019) – 6’30” – DB

    version for chamber orchestra

    1111 / 1000 / perc / hp / pno / strings

    In Memoriam Avicii* (2019) – 5’30” – DB

    for orchestra

    2(2nd also pic)2(2nd also ci)2(2nd also basscl)2 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / pno (opt) / strings

  • Tango Tout Court (1996) – 4’30” – DB

    for string orchestra

    Kaleidoscope (2002) – 7’53” – DB

    for string orchestra (in co-writing with Frank Nuyts) 

    Si-Re (2003) – 10’ – DB

    for string orchestra

    In Memoriam Shostakovich (2011) – 10’ – DB

    for string orchestra and 1 tubular bell (+ optional Bass Drum)

    For the unknown soldier* (2015) – 5′ – DB

    for string orchestra and harp

    Adagio for strings & harp* – 5’ – DB

    for string orchestra and harp (2018)

    Ode an die Freude – Recomposed – 10’ – DB

    for string orchestra (2019)

  • 7 Inch Framed* (1986) – 5’30”
    DHP 920344

    version for symphonic band – Grade 4

    Oscar for Amnesty* (1988) – 15’30”
    DHP 930508

    Text: Dirk Brossé (Spanish)

    version for narrator and symphonic band – Grade 5

    El Golpe Fatal* (1989) – 13′
    DHP 90206

    version for symphonic band – Grade 5 

    Elegy for a lost Friend (1989) – 9′ – DB

    version for symphonic band

    La Soledad de America Latina (1992) – 51′ – DB

    Text: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Spanish)

    version for narrator, pre-columbian instruments, cello 

    and symphonic band (arr. by Erik Jonghmans)

    Music for a Celebration* (1992) – 2’30”
    DHP 920453

    for symphonic band – Grade 4

    And the winner is…* (1995) – 4′
    DHP 970961

    version for symphonic band – Grade 4 

    Light Main Theme (1997)   – 6’30” – DB

    version for symphonic band (arr. by Willy Franssen)  

    Beyond Perception from Artesia (1997) – 6’ – DB

    version for symphonic band

    Milestone Overture* (2000) – 7’40”
    DHP 1033499

    for symphonic band – Grade 5

    Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun* (2002) – 10’
    AM/DHP

    suite from the musical for symphonic band (arr. by Johan de Meij) – Grade 4

    Il Signor Brossini* (aka Si-Re) (2007) – 10’
    DHP 1084416

    for symphonic band – Grade 5

    Musical Daens* (2009) 13’
    BMP 0809.1.420

    suite from the musical for symphonic band (arr. by Jan Rypens) – Grade 3

    Gandhi (2009) – 20’ – DB

    for symphonic band – Grade 5

    Musical Postcards* (2011)

    Postcard from Bagdad* for symphonic band – 7’- METR EM 6433

    Postcard from Kampala* for symphonic band – 5’-  METR EM 6434

    Postcard from Machu Picchu* for symphonic band – 5’ – METR EM 6435

    Postcard from Buenos Aires* for symphonic band – 3’- METR EM 6436

    Postcard from Beijing* for symphonic band – 4’-  METR EM 6437

    Postcard from Benares* for symphonic band – 4’30 – METR EM 6438

    Postcard from Vienna* for symphonic band – 4’ – METR EM 6439

    Postcard from Petra* for symphonic band – 5’ – METR EM 6440

    Postcard from Chernobyl* for symphonic band – 5’30 – METR EM 6441

    Postcard from The Artic* for symphonic band – 5’30 – METR EM 6442

    Musical 14-18* (2014) – 14’ – METR / EM 6742

    suite from the musical for symphonic band (arr. by Pieter Nieva) – Grade 4 ½

    The Last friend of Napoleon* (2018) – 20’ – DHP 1185847-010

    suite from the musical for symphonic band – Grade 6 

    Philadelphia Overture, American Overture* (2019) – 6’45 –
    DHP 1196071-010

    version for symphonic band – Grade 5 ½

  • César Franck – Violin Sonata in A Major*

    orchestration for violin and orchestra by Dirk Brossé & Nicolas De Cock (2010)

    2222 / 4230 / timp + 1 perc / hp / strings

    Eugène Ysaÿe – Rêve d’enfant, op 14* 

    orchestration for violin and orchestra by Dirk Brossé & Nicolas De Cock (2010)

    2222 / 2110 / timp (opt.) + 1 perc / hp / strings

    World Heritage Songs from China*

    orchestration for soprano and chamber orchestra by Dirk Brossé & Nicolas De Cock (2014)

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Béla Bartók – Romanian Dances 

    orchestration for chamber orchestra by Dirk Brossé & Nicolas De Cock (2014)

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Isaac Albeniz – Sevilla (from Suite Espagnole)  

    orchestration for chamber orchestra by Dirk Brossé & Pieter Corten (2018)

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Gustav Holst – St Pauls Suite  

    orchestration for chamber orchestra by Dirk Brossé & Pieter Corten (2020)

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Petite Suite – Claude Debussy

    orchestration for chamber orchestra by Dirk Brossé & Pieter Corten (2020)

    1(also pic) 1(also c.i)11 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    3rd Fantasy – Peter Benoit 

    orchestration for chamber orchestra by Dirk Brossé & Pieter Corten (2020)

    1 1ci 11 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    3rd Fantasy – Peter Benoit 

    orchestration for string orchestra and harp by Dirk Brossé & Pieter Corten (2020)

    3 Preludes – George Gershwin

    orchestration for string orchestra by Dirk Brossé & Pieter Corten (2020)

     

3 Instrumental Music

  • La Soledad de America Latina* (1992) – 51′ – DB

    for narrator, pre-columbian instruments, cello and orchestra  

    Text narrator: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Language: Spanish

    2(pic)2(ci)22 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / strings  

    La Soledad de America Latina* (1992) – 51 -‘ DB

    version for narrator, pre-columbian instruments, cello and chamber orchestra  

    Text narrator: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Language: Spanish

    2(pic)2(ci)22 / 2211 / timp + 2 perc / strings  

    La Soledad* (tango) from La Soledad de America Latina (1992) – 5’-  DB

    for cello and chamber orchestra  

    1111 / 1000 / timp (ad lib) / strings

    Elegy (1995) – 8’45”-  DB

    version for cello and chamber orchestra

    2222 / 2200 / timp / strings

    Black, White & In Between (1998) – 11’40”- DB

    for violin and chamber orchestra

    1111 / 1000 / timp (opt.) + 1 perc (opt.) / organ (opt.) / strings

    The Chinese Wall* (1999) – 5′ – DB

    for Erhu (or violin) and orchestra

    21(+1ci) 22 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    The Chinese Wall (1999) – 5′ – DB

    version for flute and orchestra

    21(+1ci) 22 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    The Chinese Wall (1999) – 5’ – DB

    for Erhu (or violin) and chamber orchestra

    1111 / 1000 / timp (opt.) + 1 perc / hp / strings

    War Concerto* (1999) – 22′ – DB

    for clarinet and orchestra

    2(pic)2(ci)2(bass)2 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    Sophia* (2001) – 35′ – DB

    symphonic poem for violin and orchestra

    2(pic)2(ci)22 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / pno-cel / strings 

    The Circle of Nature* (2004) – 60’ – DB

    for clarinet, cello and chamber orchestra

    1(also pic) 111 / 1111 / 2 perc (3rd perc optional) / hp / pno-cel / strings

    Echoes of Silent Voices (2010) – 12’ – DB

    for violin and chamber orchestra 

    1111 / 1000 / timp + 1 perc / hp / strings

    Echoes of Silent Voices* (2010) – 12’ – DB

    for violin and orchestra 

    2222 / 2210 / timp + 1 perc / hp / strings

    In Motu (2012) – 5’45” – DB

    for piano and chamber orchestra

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / strings

    In Motu (2012) – 5’45” – DB

    for piano and orchestra

    2(2nd also pic) 2(2nd also ci) 2(2nd also basscl) 2 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / strings

    Black, White & In Between (2013) – 11′ – DB

    version for violin and chamber orchestra

    1111 / 1000 / organ (ad lib) / 1 perc / 1 timp / hp  / strings

    Laura’s Theme from the film The Lovers* (2013) – 5′ – DB

    version for violin and chamber orchestra

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Cello concerto* (aka cello Concerto for Isabelle) (2014) -50′ – DB
    for cello and orchestra

    2(2nd also pic) 2(2nd also ci) 22 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / pno-cel / strings

    LibertangoRecomposed after Astor Piazolla (2019) – 10’ – DB

    for flute (also pic & Alto flute) and chamber orchestra

    2(1st à déf. flute solo / 2nd optional)222 / 2210 / timp / hp / strings

    The Mystery of the Mystic Lamb (2020) – 14’ –  DB

    for clarinet and chamber orchestra

  • Meditation* (1985) – 5’30” – DB

    for oboe and string orchestra

    Meditation (1985) – 5’30” – DB

    version for clarinet and string orchestra

    Elegy* (1993) – 8’45” – DB

    for cello and string orchestra

    Letter from Home* from the film ‘Marie’ (1993) 2:30 DB

    for English horn and string orchestra

    Black, White & In Between* (1998) – 11’40”- DB

    for violin and string orchestra

    Black, White & In Between (1999) – 11’40” – DB

    version for viola and string orchestra 

    (viola part edited by Michael Kügel)

    The Chinese Wall (1999) – 5’ – DB

    for Erhu (or violin), clarinet & string orchestra

    The Chinese Wall (1999) – 5’ – DB

    for clarinet solo, flute, 1 perc (opt.) and string orchestra

    The Chinese Wall (1999) – 5’ – DB

    for Erhu (or violin), 1 perc (opt.) / string orchestra

    The Chinese Wall (1999) – 5’ – DB

    for Erhu (or violin), flute (or clarinet), 1 perc (opt.), string orchestra

    Tango Tout Court (2000) – 5’ – DB

    for soprano sax and string orchestra

    Elegy (2003) – 7’ – DB

    version for clarinet or bass clarinet and string orchestra

    A Portrait of Walter ridder Boeykens (2015) – 20′ – DB

    for clarinet, harp and string orchestra

    DNA in Music (2016) – 9’30” – DB

    for flute, harp & string orchestra

  • War concerto* (1999) 22′ DB

    version for clarinet and symphonic band

    Nearly Beloved (aka Elegy) (1999) 7’ DB

    version for clarinet or bass clarinet and symphonic band

    Autumn from the Circle of Nature (2004) 12’ DB

    version for clarinet and symphonic band

    Spring from the Circle of Nature (2004) 12’ DB

    version for clarinet and symphonic band (arr. By Frank De Vuyst)

    DNA in Music (2020) 10’ DB

    version for flute (also pic & alto flute) and symphonic band (arr. By Pieter Corten)

    Libertango – Recomposed after Astor Piazolla (2020) 10’ DB 

    for flute (also pic & Alto flute)   

  • War concerto* (1999) – 22′ – DB

    version for clarinet and symphonic band

    Nearly Beloved (aka Elegy) (1999) – 7’ – DB

    version for clarinet or bass clarinet and symphonic band

    Autumn from the Circle of Nature (2004) – 12’ – DB

    version for clarinet and symphonic band

    Spring from the Circle of Nature (2004) – 12’ – DB

    version for clarinet and symphonic band (arr. By Frank De Vuyst)

    DNA in Music (2020) – 10’ – DB

    version for flute (also pic & alto flute) and symphonic band (arr. By Pieter Corten)

    Libertango – Recomposed after Astor Piazolla (2020) – 10’ – DB 

    for flute (also pic & Alto flute)   

  • Nearly Beloved (aka Elegy) (1999) – 7’ – DB

    version for clarinet or bass clarinet and clarinet choir

  • Des Sons Animés* (1986) – 5’ – DHP 90209

    for brass ensemble – 1441

    To(o) MAD* (1987) – 4′ – AND

    for four trumpets

    Deep River* – Recomposed Traditional (1987) – 4’ – DB

    for 4 trumpets

    Sophisticated Lady* – Recomposed after Duke Ellington (1987) – 5’ – DB

    for 4 trumpets

    Take Five* – Recomposed after Dave Brubeck (1987) – 5’ – DB

    for 4 trumpets

    Elegy for a lost Friend* (1989) – 9′ – DHP 90238

    for 8 trumpets

    Swing Low* – Recomposed Traditional (1990) – 4’ – DHP 90228

    for 4 trumpets

    Prelude To a new Age* (1991) – 6’30” – DHP 910265

    for brass ensemble, timpani and percussion 

    4441 / timp + 2 perc

    The Golden Drop Tune* (1991) – 2’30” – DHP

    for four trumpets

    The Golden Drop Tune (1991) – 2’30” – DB

    version for six trumpets

    Hymn of Praise from the film Daens (1994) – 4′ – DB

    version for brass ensemble

    1341

    Baroque Music from the film Daens (1994) – 5′ – DB

    for brass ensemble

    4441 / timp

    On Safari from the film Springen (1994) – 4′ – DB

    version for brass ensemble and percussion

    4441 – 2 perc

    Ode to the Veterans of World War II (1995) – 4′ – DB

    for brass ensemble, timpani and percussion

    4441 / timp + 2 perc

    The Dandi March* (2007) – 12’ – DB

    for brass ensemble and percussion

    2431 / 2 perc

    Olympic Fanfare and Hymn* (2013) – 4’50” – DB

    for brass ensemble and percussion

    1441 / 2 perc

    Des Sons Animés (2019) 2’30” DB

    version for 8 horns

  • From Belgium with Joy (2015) – 5’ – DB

    for woodwind quintet

    From Belgium with Pride (2015) – 5’ – DB

    for woodwind quintet

    Machiavelli’s Waltz (2000) – 4’-  DB

    0222(+ctra fgt) / 2000

  • Mean Time* (1987) 6:20 DB

    for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, 1 perc, double bass, pno

    Crime Theme* (1987) 5:30 DB

    for flute (also pic), oboe, clarinet, horn, 2 perc, double bass, pno

    Epiloque* from the film Boerenpsalm (1988) 4:40 GRM (2015)

    for french horn, oboe and piano

    l’Amitié from the film ‘Marie’ (1993) 2’ DB

    for 2 guitars

    Tango Tout Court* (1998) 4’ DB

    version for clarinet, violin and accordeon

    Tango Tout Court (1999) 4’ DB

    version for sax-quartet, piano, bass and percussion

    Tango Tout Court (1999) 4’ DB

    version for sax-quartet (SATB)

    Cupido’s Flower* (2000) 3:40 DB

    for violin, flute, cello and harp

    What’s in a Rose* (2000) 5:50 DB

    for violin, ethnic flute (or flute), cello and harp

    More is in thou* (2001) 8:50 DB

    for soprano, cello, singing stones and percussion

    Earth Walk I* (2009) 0:40 DB

    for flute, string quartet, harp and percussion

    Earth Walk II* (2009) 0:50 DB

    for flute, string quartet, harp and percussion

    Earth Walk III* (2009) 0:40 DB

    for flute, string quartet, harp and percussion

    Gipsy* from The Birth of Music (2009) 6:30 DB

    version for flute, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    Beyond Perception* from The Birth of Music (2009) 8:50 DB

    version for flute, fujara, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    City Lights* from The Birth of Music (2009) 6:23 DB

    version for flute, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    The Chinese Wall* (2009) 4:40 DB

    version for flute, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    Homeland* (2009) 2:30 DB

    version for flute, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    La Soledad* (tango) from La Soledad de America Latina (2009) 5:05 DB

    version for flute, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    La Soledad (tango) from La Soledad de America Latina (2009) 5’ DB 

    version for violin, cello and piano

    Ben X, (2012) 6:30 DB

    suite from the musical for 4 violins

    Tango Tout Court (2012) 5’ DB

    version violin or clarinet, cello, piano

    Terra Incognita* (2014) 30’ DB

    for flute, perc, harp and string quintet

    Pace (2015) DB

    version for soprano, violin, cello, vibra (opt.), percussion (opt.) & piano

    Song for Peace from Parade’s End (2015) DB

    version for soprano, clarinet, cello and piano

    Song for Peace from Parade’s End (2015) DB

    version for soprano, vln, vc, vibra (opt) and pno

    In Motu (2017) DB

    version for soprano, violin, cello, pno, vibra

    In Motu (2017) DB

    version for piano, string quartet and piano

  • Melody for cello and piano (1983) 3’ DB

    for cello and piano

    Andante Malinconico from the film ‘Marc and Nathalie’ (1986) 4′ GRM (1995)

    for horn and piano

    Main Theme from the film ‘Boerenpsalm’ (1989) 4’ DB

    version for violin and organ

    On his Own (1989) from the film ‘Koko Flanel’ 4′ GRM (1995)

    for oboe and piano

    On his Own (1989) from the film ‘Koko Flanel’ 4′ GRM (1995)

    for clarinet and piano

    Le Voyage Imaginaire (aka l’Amitié) from the film ‘Marie’ (1993) 4′ DB

    for violin and piano

    Le Voyage Imaginaire (aka l’Amitié) from the film ‘Marie’ (1993) 4′ METR 

    version for clarinet or flute and piano

    Meditations* (1995) 50’ DB

    for violin and piano

    Ellen’s Confession from the film ‘When the Light Comes’ (1997) 4′ METR EM 6165

    for violin and piano

    Lars’ Theme from the film ‘When the Light Comes’ (1997) 4′ METR EM 6165

    for violin and piano

    Flying…as a Bird (aka Frank’s Flower) (1998) 4′ DB

    for flute and harp

    Marie et Tonio from the film ‘Marie’ (1998) 4’ GRM (1995)

    for clarinet and piano

    Marie et Tonio from the film’Marie’ (1998) 4’ GRM (1995)

    for flute and piano

    Black, White & In Between (1998) 11’40” METR EM 6164

    version for violin and piano

    Black, White & In Between (1999) 11’40” METR EM 6164

    version for viola and piano (viola part edited by Michael Kügel)

    Warconcerto (1999) 22′ METR EM 6186

    version for clarinet and piano

    Elegy (1999) 7’ METR EM 6072

    version for clarinet or bass clarinet and piano

    Broken Dream (aka Little Night Music from the film Springen) (2000) 3’10” DB

    for harmonica and piano

    Tango Tout Court (2000) 4’30” METR EM 6154

    version for violin and piano 

    Tango Tout Court (2000) 4’30” METR EM 6155

    version for clarinet and piano 

    Sophia (2001) 35′ DB

    version for violin and piano

     Elegy (2002) 7’ DB

    version for tenor saxophone and piano

    La Soledad* (tango) from La Soledad de America Latina (2005) 6’ METR EM 6156

    version for cello and piano

    La Soledad (tango) from La Soledad de America Latina (2005) 6’ METR EM 6191

    version for bass clarinet and piano

    Spring from the Circle of Nature (2006) 10’ DB

    version for bass clarinet and piano

    Autumn from the Circle of Nature (2006) 10’ METR EM 6189

    version for clarinet and piano

    Spring from The Circle of Nature (2006) 10’ METR EM 6187

    for cello and piano

    Elegy (2009) 7’ METR EM 6264

    version for cello and piano  

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    Echoes of Silent Voices (2010) 12’ METR EM 6672

    version for violin and piano

    African Loop (2014) 7′ DB

    for cello and tape

    DNA in Music (2016) 10’ DB

    version for flute and piano

    ‘…Change the Mind and Mind the Change…’ (2016) 10’ DB

    for tape and soprano sax

    ‘Marc’ de Marc (2016) 1:40 DB

    for violin and piano

  • ‘Bis’ for Trumpet Solo (1994) 4′ GRM (1995)

    for trumpet solo

    Let’s Chime the Bells (2004) 12’ DB

    for carillon

    Oscar for Amnesty (2005) 6’ DB

    version for carillon

  • Prologue* from the film Springen (1986) 3:10 DB

    for piano solo

    Little Night Music from the film Springen (1986) 2:20 DB

    for piano solo

    Main theme from the film Boerenpsalm (1988) 4:30 DB

    for piano solo

    Red Ribbon Waltz from the film Koko Flanel (1989) 3:40 DB

    for piano solo

    Daens’ Main Theme from the film Daens (1992) 3’20 DB

    for piano solo

    Nini from the film Daens (1992) 2’14 DB

    for piano solo

    Découverte from the film Marie (1993) 2:20 DB

    for piano solo

    Nostalgie from the film Marie (1993) 3’ DB

    for piano solo

    Videmonte from the film Marie (1993) 2:20 DB

    for piano solo

    To my Secret Inspiration (1995) 5′ AVK 79

    for piano solo

    Lars the Trapper from the film When the Light Comes (1997) 4′ METR EM 6158

    for piano solo

    Snowfun from the film When the Light Comes (1997) 4′ METR EM 6158  

    for piano solo

    Ellen’s Theme from the film When the Light Comes (1997) 4′ METR EM 6158

    for piano solo

    Light Love Theme from the film When the Light Comes (1997) 4′ METR EM 6158

    for piano solo

    Kuifje – De Zonnetempel from the Musical Tintin / (2001) 15’ METR EM 6170

    easy piano selections for piano solo

    A Little Romance from the short film Romance (2004) 2’ DB

    for piano solo 

    Secret Inspirations – Book I (2006) 25’ METR EM 6157

    for piano solo

    De Kavijaks from the TV series De Kavijaks (2005) 25’ METR EM 6166

    piano selections for piano solo

    Fifth Avenue (2006) 5’ METR EM 6162

    for piano solo

    Hommage à Frédéric Chopin (2009) 2’ DB

    for piano solo

    Coming Home from the documentary Sharkwise (2011) 2:15 DB

    for piano solo

    Lullaby for Julie (2011) 2’ DB

    for piano solo

    7 Nocturnes (2011)27’METR???

    for piano solo 

    In Motu (2012) 5’ DB

    for piano solo

    7 Daydreams (2014) 21’ DB 

    for piano solo

    Be My Wild 7 (2015) 3:30 DB

    for piano solo

    6 nocturnes from the film Knielen (2015) 9:30 DB

    for piano solo

    The Good Life (2016) 5’ DB

    4 miniatures for piano solo

    Keep Moving (2016) 4’ DB

    for piano solo

    Christmas Lullaby (2016) 1:40 DB

    for piano solo

    The Journey to Utopia (2016) 5:10 DB

    for piano solo

    ‘Marc’ de Matthys (2016) 1:40 DB

    for piano solo

    Road and Trees (from Pictures at an Exhibition (2017) 8:55 DB

    for piano solo

    In Memoriam Avicii (2019)  5:30 DB

    for piano solo

    #iedereenbrossé (2020) 0:35 DB

    for piano solo

4 Vocal Music

  • Sanctus from the film ‘Boerenpsalm’ (1988) 4′ DB

    for mixed choir, organ, string orchestra and percussion

    Lyrics: Sanctus

    Language: Latin

    Cogito, Ergo Sum (2003) 5’ DB

    for mixed choir

    Lyrics: Anonymus

    Language: Latin

    The American Dream (2007) 10’ DB

    song cycle (3 songs) for mixed choir 

    Lyrics: Martin Luther King, Angelina Weld Grimké 

    Language: English

  • Juanelo, Charles V Oratorio (2000) 70′ DB

    oratorio for soloists, mixed choir and orchestra

    Lyrics: Elie Saegeman 

    Language: English

    2(pic)2(ci)22 – 4331 – timp + 2 perc – hp – harpsichord – strings

    counter tenor – soprano – tenor – bass 

    Ebony Oratorio (2017) 45’ DB

    Oratorio for mixed choir, soprano and African percussion (djembe)

    Lyrics: Public Domain, Dirk Brossé

    Language: English

  • Landuyt Cyclus* (1994) 24′ DB

    song cycle for soprano and orchestra

    Lyrics: Elie Saegeman 

    Language: Flemish

    2(pic)222 / 2211 / hp / cel / strings

    Vredeslied (1995) 6′ DB

    song for boy soprano, soprano, mixed choir and orchestra

    Lyrics: Paul Berkenman, after Pablo Neruda

    Language: English, French, German, Flemish

    2222 / 4331 / timp + 1 perc / hp / strings

    La Vida es un Sueño* (1995) 12′ DB

    song cycle for soprano and orchestra

    Lyrics: Pedro Calderón de la Barca  

    Language: Spanish

    2(pic)2(ci)22 / 2211 / timp + 1 perc / hp / strings

    Beauty born of Violence* (2000) 10′ DB

    for soprano and orchestra

    Lyrics: Stephen Smith 

    Language: English

    2(pic)2(ci)22 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / cel / strings

    X-cellent Love* (2001) 5’ DB

    popsong for voice and orchestra (in co-writing with Paul Michiels)

    Lyrics: Language: English

    2222 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / sax / hp / pno / el bass / durms / git / strings

    Love without End* (2002) 5’ DB

    song for soprano and orchestra

    Lyrics: Lorraine Feather

    Language: English

    22(ci)22 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / pno-cel / strings

    Homeland* (2002) 6’ DB

    song for soprano and orchestra

    Lyrics: Lorraine Feather & Frank Van Laecke 

    Language: English

    2(pic)2(ci)2(bascl)2 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / ethnic perc / hp / strings

    Le Jasmin et la Rose* (2008) 6’ DB

    song for voice and orchestra

    Lyrics: Jo Lemaire 

    Language: French

    2222 / 4331 / timp + 2 perc / hp / strings

    Song for Peace* from Parade’s End (2012) 5′ DB

    for soprano and chamber orchestra

    Lyrics: vocalise

    1111 / 1000 / hp / pno / strings

    The Vale of Years* (2013) 1′ DB

    for soprano and chamber orchestra

    Lyrics: vocalise

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Haiku Cycle 1* (2014) 22′ DB

    song cycle for soprano and orchestra

    Lyrics: Herman Van Rompuy 

    Language: English

    2 (2nd also pic) 2 (2nd also ci) 22 / 2211 / timp + 2 perc / hrp / pno-cel / strings

    How to make a Dadaist Poem* (2015) 4:10 DB

    for soprano and chamber orchestra

    Lyrics: Tristan Tsara

    Language: English

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    I didn’t Raise my boy to be a soldier* (2015) 7:40 DB

    for soprano and chamber orchestra

    Lyrics: Alfred Bryan 

    Lyrics: English

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Mollenlied (2015) 1’ DB

    song for children and orchestra

    Lyrics: Maud Vanhauwaert

    Language: Flemish

    Pace* (2015) 8:20 DB

    for soprano and chamber orchestra

    Lyrics: vocalise

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Pace* (2015) 8:20 DB

    for soprano and orchestra

    Lyrics: vocalise

    2(2nd also pic) 2(2nd also ci) 2(2nd also basscl) 2 / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / hp / pno /strings

    Bless them All* (2015)

    for rapper, soprano and orchestra

    Lyrics: Herwig Deweerdt 

    Language: English

    2(+pic)2(+ci-2(+basscl)2 (+ contra) / 4331 / timp + 3 perc / el. bass (opt) / hp / strings

    Glibber slibber slip!, song for children and orchestra (2016) 1’ DB 

    song for children and orchestra

    Lyrics: Do Van Ranst

    Language: Flemish

    Mijn Gent* (2017) 5’ DB

    song for voice and chamber orchestra

    Lyrics: Frank Van Laecke

    Language: Flemish

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Desir Interdit* (2017) 5’ DB

    song for voice and chamber orchestra

    Lyrics: Frank Van Laecke

    Language: Flemish

    1111 / 1000 / 1 perc / hp / pno / strings

    Let’s start to play Music* (2017) 5’ DB

    version for soprano and orchestra

    Lyrics: Dirk Brossé

    Language: English

    2(2nd also pic)222 / 2221 / timp + 1 perc / harp / soprano / strings

    O Power of Wisdom (2020) 7’30 DB

    for soprano and chamber orchestra

    Lyrics: Dirk Brossé after Hildegard von Bingen

    Language: English

    1111 / 1000 / 2 perc / hp / pno / strings

  • I Loved You* (2003) 7’ DB

    for soprano and string orchestra

    Lyrics: Alexander Puchkin 

    Language: English

  • Druppels van Verdraagzaamheid *(2002) 2’ DB

    Song for voice, violin, accordeon and piano

    Lyrics: Reinhart Speeckaert

    Language: Flemish

    Mustafa *(2002) 4’ DB

    Song for voice, violin, accordeon and piano

    Lyrics: Reinhart Speeckaert

    Language: Flemish

    Hit Me (2005) 4’ DB

    popsong for voice, violin and piano  

    Lyrics: Sioen

    Language: English 

    Hope from Artesia (2006) 6’ DB

    version for boy soprano or soprano, viola and piano

    Lyrics: Dirk Brossé

    Language: Jabber Talk

    Hope from Artesia (2006) 6’ DB

    version for boy soprano or soprano, english horn and piano

    Lyrics: Dirk Brossé

    Language: Jabber Talk

    Pace (2015) 6’

    version for soprano, violin, cello, vibra (opt.), percussion (opt.) & piano

    Lyrics: vocalise

    Song for Peace* from Parade’s End (2015) 5′ DB

    version for soprano, clarinet, cello and piano

    Lyrics: vocalise

    Song for Peace* from Parade’s End (2015) 5′ DB

    version for soprano, violin, cello, vibra (opt) and piano

    Lyrics: vocalise

  • Regen in de Stad (1978) 2’ DB

    song for children and piano

    Lyrics: Moevakis

    Language: Flemish

    Air Vif (1979) 2’ DB

    song for voice and piano

    Lyrics: Paul Eluard

    Language: French

    Abend im Wind (1980) 2’ DB

    song for tenor and piano

    Lyrics: Dirk Brossé

    Language: German

    Liebst du mich (1980) 3’ DB

    song for soprano and piano

    Lyrics: Dirk Brossé

    Language: German

    Mensenkinderen (1980) 3’ DB

    song for soprano and piano

    Lyrics: Moevakis

    Language: Flemish

    Danklied (1981) 3’ DB

    song for voice and piano

    Lyrics: Dirk Brossé

    Language: Flemish

    Lullaby for Laurence (1983) 2’ DB

    song for voice and piano

    Lyrics: Dirk Brossé

    Language: English

    To Live a Life in Piece (1985) 4’ DB

    song for voice and piano

    Lyrics: Els Lagasse

    Language: English

    De Oase (1987) 4’ DB

    song for tenor and piano (or organ)

    Lyrics: Patrick Vandewalle & Luc Soens

    Language: Flemish

    Il Pleure dans mon coeur (1987) 4′ DB

    song for tenor or soprano and piano

    Lyrics: Paul Verlaine

    Language: French

    Leven (aka Daylight’s Falling) (1987) 5’ DB

    song for tenor and piano

    Lyrics: Jan Gheysens

    Language: Flemish

    Daylight’s Falling (aka Leven) (1987) 5’ DB

    song for tenor and piano

    Lyrics: Jan Gheysens

    Language: English

    Mets ta main dans ma main (1988) 4′ DB

    song for tenor or soprano and piano

    Lyrics: André Gide 

    Language: French

    Four songs for Tijl & Nele (1990) 10′ DB

    song cycle for voice and piano

    Lyrics: Tine Ruysschaert after Charles De Coster

    Language: Flemish 

    Landuyt cyclus (1994) 24′ DB

    song cycle / version for soprano and piano

    Lyrics: Elie Saegeman

    Language: Flemish

    La Vida es un Sueño (1995) 12′ DB

    song cycle / version for soprano and piano

    Lyrics: Calderon De La Barca   

    Language: Spanish

    La Vida es un Sueño (1995) 12′ DB

    song cycle / version for soprano, trumpet and piano

    Lyrics: Calderon De La Barca  

    Language: Spanish

    La Vida es un Sueño (1995) 12′ DB

    song cycle / version for soprano, horn and piano

    Lyrics: Calderon De La Barca  

    Language: Spanish

    Beauty born of violence (2000) 10′ DB

    version for soprano and piano

    Lyrics: Stephen Smith

    Language: English

    More is in thou* (2001) 8′ DB

    song for soprano, cello, singing stones and percussion

    Lyrics: Dirk Brossé and Herwig Deweerdt 

    Language: English and Spanish

    Love without End (2002) 5’ DB

    version for soprano and piano

    Lyrics: Lorraine Feather

    Language: English

    I Loved You (2003) 7’ DB

    version for soprano and piano

    Lyrics: Alexander Puchkin 

    Language: English

    Live with me and be my Love (2006) 5’ DB

    for soprano and piano

    Lyrics: William Shakespeare

    Language: English

    Sluit de Keten (2007) 5’ DB

    song for voice and piano

    Lyrics : Frank Van Laecke

    Language:  Flemish

    Le Jasmin et la Rose (2008) 6’ DB

    version for voice and piano

    Lyrics: Jo Lemaire 

    Language: French

    Haiku Cycle 1* (2011) 20’ METR EM 6671

    for soprano and piano

    Lyrics: Herman Van Rompuy 

    Language: English

    De Lust van het Leven (2014) 5′ DB

    song for soprano and piano

    Lyrics: Hugo van Geet

    Language: Flemish

    Mijn Gent (2017) 5’ DB

    song for voice and piano

    Lyrics: Frank Van Laecke

    Language: Flemish

    Desir Interdit (2017) 5’ DB

    song for voice and piano

    Lyrics: Frank Van Laecke

    Language: Flemish

    Melopee (2019) 4’ DB

    song for soprano and piano

    Lyrics: Bart Devaere 

    Language: Flemish

5 Music for Film & TV

  • Springen, feature film by Jean Pierre De Decker (1986)

    Marc and Nathalie, feature film by Roland Verhaevert (1986)

    Boerenplsalm, feature film by Roland Verhaevert (1988)

    Mysterie van het Lam, animation film by Frederic Duchau (1988)

    Koko Flanel, feature film by Stijn Coninx (1989)

    Daens, feature film by Stijn Coninx (1992)

    Als het leven een nieuwe wending neemt, shortfilm by Serge Leurs (1993)

    Marie, feature film by Marian Handwerker (1993)

    A Forest is a Symphony, shortfilm by WWF (World Wildlife Foundation) (1995)

    Licht / When the Light comes, feature film by Stijn Coninx (1997)

    Planckendael koala’s, shortfilm by Stijn Coninx (1998)

    Mijn eerste Sjeekspier, shortfilm by Douglas Boswell (2000)

    Romance, shortfilm by Douglas Boswell (2004)

    Knetter, feature film by Maarten Koolhoven (NL) (2005)  

    Brod Ludaka, shortfilm by Matthias Lebeer (2006)

    Samaritan, shortfilm by Douglas Boswell (2008)

    Sharkwise, documentary by Lieven Debrauwer (2011)

    The Lovers, feature film by Roland Joffé (2013)

    Knielen, feature film by Ben Sombogaart (2015)

    Back to Utopia, feature film by Fabio Wuytack (2016)

    Keep Moving, shortfilm by Spin Echo (2016)

    Gloria, animated shortfilm by Iza Cracco (2020)

  • Oost-Vlaanderen, schat van een provincie, documentary film by Frank Van Laecke (1993)

    The Kavijaks, TV serie by Stijn Coninx (2005)

    Parade’s End, TV series by Susanne White, for BBC/HBO (2012)

    Het Goeie Leven, TV series by De Liefhebbers (2016)

  • Visages d’enfants, (1925), silent film by Jaques Feyder (1988)

    La Vie Aquatique, (early 20th century), silent documentary film (2010)

    Amore Pedestre, (1914) silent film by Marcel Fabre (2010)

  • Follow me, artvideo by Francesca Marti (2001)

    Music and Fly, artfilm by Francesca Marti (2002)

6 Music for theatre & musicals

  • Reigen (aka Rondedans) by Arthur Schnitzler (1983)

    Till Eulenspiegel by Tine Ruysschaert, after Charles de Coster (1990), music for theatre

    In the Summer House by Jane Bowles (1991)

    Rembrandt oh Rembrandt by Patrick Van De Walle for theatre Exces (1991)

    Le Petit Prince by Emmanuel Guillaume after Saint-Exupéry (2017)

  • Burger Ubermensch (1989)

    a musical comedy after Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Molière 

    by Dirk Brossé and Mark Van Wesemael

    Sacco & Vanzetti (1996)

    a musical by Dirk Brossé and Frank Van Laecke 

    Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun (2001)

    a musical by Dirk Brossé, Seth Gaaikema and Frank Van Laecke

    The Prince of Africa (2002)

    a musical fairytail by Franck Van Laecke and Dirk Brossé 

    Rembrandt (2005) 

    a musical by Jeroen Englebert and Dirk Brossé

    Musical Daens (2007)

    a musical by Dirk Brossé, Allard Blom and Frank Van Laecke

    Musical Ben X (2012)

    a musical by Dirk Brossé, Allard Blom and Frank Van Laecke

    Musical Pauline & Paulette (2013)

    a musical by Dirk Brossé, Allard Blom and Frank Van Laecke

    Musical 14-18 (2013)

    a musical by Dirk Brossé, Allard Blom and Frank Van Laecke

    The last friend of Napoleon (2014)

    a musical by Dirk Brossé and Rob De Graaf

    The story of Sacco & Vanzetti (2015)

    a musical by Dirk Brossé, Allard Blom and Frank Van Laecke

    Scrooge (2018)

    a musical by Dirk Brossé, Allard Blom and Frank Van Laecke

    Vrij Land (2019)

    a musical by Dirk Brossé and Lykele Muus

    Musical Daens 2.0 (2020)

    a musical by Dirk Brossé, Allard Blom and Frank Van Laecke

7 Electronic Music / Soundscape

  • ‘…each man in his night, moves towards his light…’ (2015)

8 List of works - Chronological

  • 1978

    Regen in de Stad, song for children and piano

    1979

    Air Vif, for voice and piano

    1980

    Liebst du mich, for soprano and piano

    Abend im Wind, song for tenor and piano

    Mensenkinderen, for soprano and piano

    1981

    Danklied, for voice and piano

    1983

    Reigen (aka Rondedans), music for theatre  

    Lullaby for Laurence, song for voice and piano

    Melody for cello and piano, for cello and piano

    1984

    Variations on Old Flemish Folksongs, for youth orchestra

    1985

    Meditation, for oboe and string orchestra  

    Meditation, version for clarinet and string orchestra  

    To Live a Life in Piece, song for voice and piano

    1986

    Prologue from the film ‘Springen’, for piano solo

    Des Sons Animés, for brass ensemble  

    Springen, soundtrack  

    Marc and Nathalie, soundtrack

    Andante Malinconico from the film ‘Marc et Nathalie’, for french horn and piano On Safari from the film ‘Springen’, for orchestra 7 Inch Framed, for orchestra  

    7 Inch Framed, version for symphonic band  

     1987

    To(o) MAD, for four trumpets 

    Deep River – Recomposed Traditional, for 4 trumpets

    Sophisticated Lady – Recomposed after Duke Ellington, for 4 trumpets

    Take Five – Recomposed after Dave Brubeck, for 4 trumpets 

      Swing Low, sweet Chariot – Recomposed Traditional, for 4 trumpets  

    Il Pleure dans mon cœur, song for tenor or soprano and piano 

    De Oase, song for tenor and piano (or organ)

    Leven (aka Daylight’s Falling), song for tenor and piano (Flemish version)

    Daylight’s Falling (aka Leven), song for tenor and piano (English version)

    Mean Time, for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, 1 perc, double bass, pno

    Crime Theme, for flute (also pic), oboe, clarinet, horn, 2 perc, double bass, pno

    1988

    Mets ta main dans ma main, song for tenor or soprano and piano

    Visages d’enfants, soundtrack

    Boerenplsalm, soundtrack

    Sanctus from ‘Boerenpsalm’, for mixed choir, organ, string orchestra and percussion

    Epiloque from the film ‘Boerenpsalm’, for french horn, oboe and piano Epiloque from the film ‘Boerenpsalm’, for piano solo

    Mysterie van het Lam, soundtrack

    Oscar for Amnesty, for narrator and orchestra

    Oscar for Amnesty, version for narrator and symphonic band

    1989

    Koko Flanel, soundtrack

    On His Own from the film ‘Koko Flanel’, for oboe and piano On His Own from the film ‘Koko Flanel’, for clarinet and piano

    Red Ribbon Waltz from the film ‘Boerenpsalm’, for piano solo

    El Golpe Fatal, for orchestra

    El Golpe Fatal, version for symphonic band

    Elegy for a lost Friend, for 8 trumpets

    Elegy for a lost Friend, version for symphonic band

    Burger Ubermensch, musical comedy

    Main Theme from the film ‘Boerenpsalm’, version for violin and organ

    1990

    Till Eulenspiegel, music for theatre

    Four songs for Tijl & Nele from ‘Till Eulenspiegel’, song cycle for voice and piano

    Bacob Overture, for orchestra 

    1991 The Golden Drop Tune, for four trumpets

    The Golden Drop Tune, version for six trumpets

    Prelude To a new Age, for brass ensemble, timpani and percussion

    Swing Low, for 4 trumpets

    Rembrandt oh Rembrandt, music for theatre

    In the Summer House, music for theatre

    Music in Mycology, for orchestra

    1992

    Daens, soundtrack

    Daens Main Theme from the film ‘Daens’, for piano solo

     Nini from the film ‘Daens’, for piano solo

    March for Justice from the film ‘Daens’, version for symphonic band

    La Soledad de America Latina, for orchestra  

    La Soledad de America Latina, version for chamber orchestra  

    La Soledad de America Latina, version for symphonic band

    La Soledad (tango) from ‘La Soledad de America Latina’, for cello & chamber orch

    Music for a Celebration, for symphonic band

    OuverTura, for orchestra

    1993

    Elegy, for cello and string orchestra

    Als het leven een nieuwe wending neemt, soundtrack 

    Oost-Vlaanderen, schat van een provincie, soundtrack 

    Marie, soundtrack  

    l’Amitié from the film ‘Marie’, for 2 guitars

    Découverte from the film ‘Marie’, for piano solo

    Nostalgie from the film ‘Marie’, for piano solo

    Videmonte from the film ‘Marie’, for piano solo

    Letter from Home from the film ‘Marie’, for English horn and string orchestra

    Le voyage Imaginaire (aka l’Amitié), version for clarinet or flute and piano

    Le voyage Imaginaire (aka l’Amitié), for violin and piano

    1994

    Baroque Music from the film ‘Daens’, for brass ensemble Hymn of Praise from the film ‘Daens’ , version for brass ensemble Landuyt cyclus, version for soprano and piano

    Landuyt cyclus, for soprano and orchestra

    On Safari from the film ‘Springen’, version for brass ensemble and percussion ‘Bis’ for trumpet solo

    1995

    Elegy, version for cello and chamber orchestra

    A Forest is a Symphony, soundtrack

    To my Secret Inspiration, for piano solo

    Vredeslied, for boy soprano, soprano, mixed choir and orchestra

    La Vida es un Sueño, song cycle for soprano and orchestra

    La Vida es un Sueño, song cycle / version for soprano and piano

    La Vida es un Sueño, song cycle / version for soprano, trumpet and piano La Vida es un Sueño, song cycle / version for soprano, horn and piano And the Winner is… , for orchestra

    (aka Flanders International Film Festival Overture)

    And the winner is… , for symphonic band

    Artesia, symphony nr 1 for boy soprano, orchestra and ethnic instruments Ode to the Veterans of World War II, for brass ensemble, timpani and percussion Daens Suite from the film ‘Daens’, for orchestra

    Meditations, for violin and piano

    1996

    Sacco & Vanzetti, musical

    Tango Tout Court, for string orchestra

    Tango Tout Court, version for string quartet

    Bit by Bit, for orchestra

    Principals, for orchestra

    Le Nozze di Sacco from the musical ‘Sacco & Vanzetti’,  for orchestra

    Machiavelli’s Waltz from the musical ‘Sacco & Vanzetti’, for orchestra

    1997

    The Birth of Music symphony nr 2 for chamber orchestra and ethnic instruments 

    Beyond Perception from Artesia, for symphonic wind band

    Licht / When the Light comes, soundtrack

    Light Main Theme from the film ‘When the Light comes’, for orchestra Light Main Theme from‘When the Light comes’, version for symphonic band Ellen’s Confession from the film ‘When the light comes’, for violin and piano Lars’ Theme from the film ‘When the light comes’,for violin and piano Lars the Trapper from the film ‘When the light comes’, for piano solo Snowfun from the film ‘When the light comes’, for piano solo Ellen’s Theme from the film ‘When the light comes’ , for piano solo Light Love Theme from the film ‘When the light comes’, for piano solo

    1998

    Planckendael koala’s, soundtrack

    Flying…as a Bird (aka Frank’s Flower), for flute and harp

    Marie et Tonio fron the film MARIE, for clarinet and piano

    Marie et Tonio from the film MARIE, for flute and piano

    Black, White & In Between, for violin and string orchestra

    Black, White & In Between, for violin and chamber orchestra

    Black, White & In Between, version for violin and piano

    Black, White & In Between, version for viola and piano

    Tango Tout Court, version for clarinet, violin and accordeon

    1999

    Black, White & In Between version for viola and string orchestra

    Black, White & In Between version for viola and piano

    Warconcerto, version for clarinet and orchestra

    Warconcerto, version for clarinet and symphonic band

    Warconcerto, version for clarinet and piano

    Nearly Beloved (aka Elegy), for clarinet or bass clarinet and symphonic band

    Nearly Beloved (aka Elegy) (1999), for clarinet or bass clarinet and clarinet choir

    Millennium Overture for orchestra

    The Chinese Wall, for Erhu (or violin) and orchestra

    The Chinese Wall, version for flute and orchestra

    The Chinese Wall, version for Erhu (or violin) and chamber orchestra

    The Chinese Wall, version for Erhu (or violin), clarinet & string orchestra

    The Chinese Wall, version for clarinet solo, flute, 1 perc (opt.) and string orchestra

    The Chinese Wall, version for Erhu (or violin), 1 perc (opt.) / string orchestra

    The Chinese Wall, version for Erhu (or violin), flute (or clar.), 

             1 perc (opt.), string orchestra

    The Chinese Wall version for Erhu (Chinese violin) and orchestra Inferno for orchestra

    Elegy version for clarinet or bass clarinet and piano

    Tango Tout Court, version for sax-quartet, piano, bass and percussion

    Tango Tout Court, version for sax-quartet (SATB)

    2000

    Tango Tout Court, version for soprano sax and string orchestra

    Tango Tout Court, version for clarinet and string quartet

    Tango Tout Court, version for violin and piano

    Tango Tout Court, version for clarinet and piano

    Milestone Overture, for symphonic band

    Juanelo, Charles V Oratorio for soloists, mixed choir and orchestra

    Broken Dream (aka ‘Little Night Music’ from the film ‘Springen’) 

    for harmonica and piano

    Nearly Beloved (aka Elegy), version for clarinet or bass clarinet and wind band

    Nearly Beloved (aka Elegy), version for clarinet or bass clarinet and clarinet choir

    Elegy, version for clarinet or bass clarinet and string quartet

    Beauty born of Violence, for soprano and orchestra

    Beauty born of Violence, version for soprano and piano

    Mijn eerste Sjeekspier, soundtrack

    Klara Tunes, for orchestra

    Cupido’s Flower, for violin, flute, cello and harp

    What’s in a Rose, for violin, ethnic flute (or flute), cello and harp

    Machiavelli’s Waltz, for woodwind ensemble

    2001

    Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun, musical

    Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun, easy piano selections from the musical, for piano solo

    More is in thou for soprano, cello, singing stones and percussion

    Sophia symphonic poem for violin and orchestra

    Sophia version for violin and piano

    Follow me, soundtrack 

    X-cellent Love popsong for voice and orchestra (in co-writing with Paul Michiels) Bridge for Europe, for orchestra (in co writing with Marc Lerch)

    2002

    Kaleidoscope, for string orchestra (in co-writing with Frank Nuyts)

    Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun, suite for symphonic band  

    The Prince of Africa, musical fairytail

    Love without End, song for soprano and orchestra

    Love without End, version for soprano piano

    Music and Fly, soundtrack

    Elegy version for tenor saxophone and piano

    Homeland, song for soprano and orchestra

    The Chinese Wall version for violin, clarinet, percussion and string orchestra

    Druppels van Verdraagzaamheid, song for voice, violin, accordeon and piano

    Mustafa, song for voice, violin, accordeon and piano

     2003

    I Loved You, for soprano and string orchestra

    I Loved You version for soprano and piano

    Cogito, Ergo Sum, for mixed choir

    Si-Re for string orchestra Elegy version for clarinet or bass clarinet and string orchestra

    2004

    Romance, soundtrack

    A little Romance from the film ‘Romance’, for piano solo

    Let’s Chime the Bells, for carillon

    The Circle of Nature, for clarinet, cello and chamber orchestra   

    Autumn from the ‘Circle of Nature’, version for bass clarinet and symphonic band

    Spring from the ‘Circle of Nature’, version for bass clarinet and symphonic band

    2005

    Knetter, soundtrack  

    De Kavijaks, soundtrack 

    De Kavijaks, piano selections from the TV series, for piano solo

    Rembrandt, musical 

    Hit Me, popsong for voice, violin and piano

    Oscar for Amnesty, version for carillon

    La Soledad (tango) from ‘La Soledad de America Latina’,

    version for cello and piano

    La Soledad (tango) from ‘La Soledad de America Latina’, 

    version for bass clarinet and piano

    2006

    Brod Ludaka, soundtrack

    Secret Inspirations (Book I), for piano solo

    Live with me and be my love, for soprano and piano

    Fifth Avenue, for piano solo

    Hope from ‘Artesia’, version for boy soprano or soprano, viola and piano Hope ‘from Artesia’, version for boy soprano or soprano, english horn and piano

     Spring from ‘The Circle of Nature’, version for bass clarinet and piano

    Autumn from ‘The Circle of Nature’, version for clarinet and piano

    Spring from ‘The Circle of Nature’, for cello and piano

    2007 The American Dream, song cycle for mixed choir

    The Dandi March, for brass ensemble and percussion Il Signor Brossini (aka Si-Re), for symphonic band Musical Daens, musical

    Sluit de Keten, song for voice and piano

    2008

    Harbour Music for orchestra, 8 percussionists and dancers

    Samaritan, soundtrack

    Le Jasmin et la Rose, for voice and orchestra

    Le Jasmin et la Rose, version for voice and piano

    2009

    Elegy, version for cello and piano  

    Musical Daens Suite, for symphonic band

    Gandhi, for symphonic band

    Earth Walk I, for flute, string quartet, harp and percussion

    Earth Walk II, for flute, string quartet, harp and percussion

    Earth Walk III, for flute, string quartet, harp and percussion

    Gipsy from ‘The Birth of Music’

    version for flute, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    Beyond Perception ‘from The Birth of Music’

    version for flute, fujara, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    City Lights from ‘The Birth of Music’ 

    version for flute, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    The Chinese Wall version for flute, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    Homeland (version for flute, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    La Soledad from ‘La Soledad de America Latina’ 

    version for flute, string quartet (+ db ad lib), harp and percussion

    Hommage à Frédéric Chopin, piano solo

    La Soledad (Tango) from ‘La Soledad de America Latina’, 

     version for violin, cello and piano

    2010

    Echoes of Silent Voices for violin and orchestra Echoes of Silent Voices version for violin and chamber orchestra Echoes of Silent Voices version for violin and piano

    The Hallow-e’en Dances for Chinese orchestra

    Philadelphia Overture for chamber orchestra

    La Vie Aquatique for orchestra (soundtrack for silent film)

    Amore Pedestre for orchestra (soundtrack for silent film)

    Orchestrations:

    César Franck – Violin Sonata in A Major, orchestration for violin and orchestra  

    Eugène Ysaÿe – Rêve d’enfant, op 14, orchestration for violin and orchestra  

    2011 In Memoriam Shostakovich, for string orchestra and 1 tubular bell (+opt Bass Dr) 

    7 Nocturnes, for piano solo

    Lullaby for Julie, for piano solo

    Philadelphia Overture, version for symphonic band

    Haiku Cycle 1, for soprano and piano

    Postcard from Bagdad, for symphonic band

    Postcard from Kampala, for symphonic band

    Postcard from Machu Picchu, for symphonic band

    Postcard from Buenos Aires, for symphonic band

    Postcard from Beijing, for symphonic band

    Postcard from Benares, for symphonic band

    Postcard from Vienna, for symphonic band

    Postcard from Petra, for symphonic band

    Postcard from Chernobyl, for symphonic band

    Postcard from The Artic, for symphonic band

    Sharkwise, soundtrack

    Coming Home from the film ‘Sharwise’, for piano solo

    2012 Ben X, musical

    Ben X, suite from the musical, for 4 violins

    Parades’ End, soundtrack

    Tango Tout Court, version violin (or clarinet), cello, piano

    In Motu, version for piano solo

    In Motu, version for piano and chamber orchestra

    In Motu, version for piano and orchestra

    In Motu, version for piano and orchestra

    Song for Peace from ‘Parade’s End’, for soprano and chamber orchestra

    2013

    The Lovers, soundtrack

    Laura’s Theme from the film The Lovers, for violin and chamber orchestra

    Musical 14-18, musical

    Pauline & Paulette, musical

    7 Daydreams, for piano solo

    The Vale of Years, for soprano and chamber orchestra

    Olympic Fanfare and Hymn, for brass ensemble and percussion

    Black, White & In Between, version for violin & chamber orchestra 

    Vocalise from Parade’s End, for soprano and chamber orchestra

    2014

    Philadelphia Overture for Orchestra

    African Loop, for cello and tape

    The last friend of Napoleon, musical 

    Haiku Cycle 1, song cycle for soprano and orchestra

    Cello concerto (aka cello concerto for Isabelle), for cello and orchestra

    Musical 14-18, suite for symphonic band

    Terra Incognita, for flute, harp, percussion and string quintet

    De Lust van het Leven, song for soprano and piano

    7 Daydreams, for piano solo

    Bolero Atlas Copco, for chamber orchestra

    De Passie, for orchestra

    Orchestrations:

    World Heritage Songs from China, orchestration for soprano & chamber orchestra 

    Béla Bartók – Romanian Dances, orchestration for chamber orchestra 

    2015

    For the unknown Soldier, for string orchestra and harp

    Distortion, A Hymn to Liberty, for orchestra (co-writing with Jef Neve & Sioen)

    How to make a Dadaist Poem, for soprano and chamber orchestra

    I didn’t Raise my boy to be a soldier, for soprano and chamber orchestra

    Pace, for soprano and chamber orchestra

    Pace, for soprano and orchestra

    Pace, version for soprano, violin, cello, vibra (opt.), percussion (opt.) & piano

    Bless them All, for rapper, soprano and orchestra

    …each man in his night, moves towards his light…, electronic music

    A Portrait of Walter ridder Boeykens, for clarinet, harp and string orchestra

    The story of Sacco & Vanzetti, musical

    Knielen, soundtrack

    6 nocturnes from the film ‘Knielen’, for piano solo 

    …Change the Mind and Mind the Change…, for tape and soprano sax

    The Antwerp Dance Book, for oboe and string quartet

    Be My Wild 7, for jazz trio

    Be My Wild 7, for piano solo

    Mollenlied, song for children and orchestra

    Song for Peace from ‘Parade’s End’, version for soprano, clarinet, cello and piano

    Song for Peace from ‘Parade’s End’, version for soprano, vln, vc, vibra (opt) & pno

    From Belgium with Joy, for woodwind quintet

    From Belgium with Pride, for woodwind quintet

    2016

    Für Elise @ the movies, for orchestra

    Olympic Fanfare and Hymn, version for symphony orchestra

    Het Goeie Leven, soundtrack

    The Good Life, 4 miniatures for piano solo

    Back to Utopia, soundtrack

    Back to Utopia (aka Rejecting the Call) from the film ‘Back to Utopia’, for orchestra

    The Journey to Utopia from the film ‘Back to Utopia’, for piano solo

    Keep Moving, soundtrack

    Keep Moving, version for piano solo

    Keep Moving from the film ‘Keep Moving’, for chamber orchestra

    DNA, for flute, harp and string orchestra

    DNA, version for flute and piano

    Meditation, version for oboe and harp

    Glibber slibber slip!, song for children and orchestra

    ‘…Change the Mind and Mind the Change…’ for tape and soprano sax

    ‘Marc’ de Marc, for violin and piano

    ‘Marc’ de Matthys, for piano solo

    Christmas Lullaby, for piano solo

    2017

    Ebony Oratorio, for mixed choir, soprano and percussion (djembe)

    Ugent? Me2!, hymn for chamber orchestra

    Pictures at an Exhibition, for chamber orchestra

    Le Petit Prince, music for theatre

    Let’s start to Play Music, version for soprano and orchestra

    Let’s start to Play Music, for orchestra

    Desir Interdit, song for voice and piano

    Desir Interdit, version for voice and chamber orchestra

    Mijn Gent, song for voice and piano

    Mijn Gent, version for voice and chamber orchestra

    Glibber, Slibber, song for voice and orchestra

    Guernica, for orchestra and smartphone orchestra

    Radetzky Waltz, for orchestra

    Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, version for orchestra

    In Motu, version for soprano, violin, cello, pno, vibra

    In Motu, version for piano, string quartet and piano

    Roads and Trees from ‘Pictures at an Exhibition, for piano solo

    2018

    Scrooge, musical

    Tango Tout Court, version for clarinet, violin and cello

    Three Candenzas from The Circle of Nature, for clarinet and cello

    The Persistance of Memory, for orchestra and smartphone orchestra

    The Passage of the Devine Bird, for orchestra and smartphone orchestra

    Adagio for strings & harp, for string orchestra and harp

    The Last friend of Napoleon, musical for symphonic band

    The Last Friend of Napoleon, suite for symphonic band

    Let’s start to Play Music, for orchestra

    Let’s start to Play Music, version for soprano and orchestra

    Ode an die Freude – Recomposed, for string quartet

    Ode an die Freude – Recomposed, for string orchestra

    Philadelphia, an American Overture, version for Wind Band

    The Chinese Wall, version for string orchestra

    Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun, suite from the musical ‘Tintin’, for orchestra

    Orchestrations:

    Isaac Albeniz – Sevilla (from Suite Espagnole), orchestration for chamber orchestra 

    2019

    Ode an die Freude – Recomposed, for string orchestra

    LibertangoRecomposed after Astor Piazolla, for flute & chamber orchestra  

    Let’s go Crazy, overture for orchestra (in co-writing with Nicolas De Cock)

    The Pulse of Joy, for orchestra The Pulse of Joy, version for chamber orchestra 

    Let’s go Crazy, overture for orchestra  

    Prince Overture, for orchestra (in co-writing with Nicolas De Cock)

    In Memoriam Avicii, for orchestra

    In Memoriam Avicii, version for piano solo

    Des Sons Animés, version for 8 horns  

    Vrij Land, musical

    Melopee, song for voice and piano

    Philadelphia, an American Overture, for symphonic band

    2020

    The Mystery of the Mystic Lamb, for clarinet and orchestra

    DNA in Music, version for flute (also pic & altoflute) and symphonic band

    Libertango – Recomposed after Astor Piazolla, for flute and symphonic     band

    Musical Daens 2.0, musical 

    O Power of Wisdom, for soprano and chamber orchestra  

    Gloria, soundtrack

    #iedereenbrossé, for piano solo

    Orchestrations:

    Gustav Holst – St Pauls Suite, orchestration for chamber orchestra 

    Petite Suite – Claude Debussy, orchestration for chamber orchestra 

    3rd Fantasy – Peter Benoit, orchestration for chamber orchestra  

    3rd Fantasy – Peter Benoit, orchestration for string orchestra  

    3 Preludes – George Gershwin, orchestration for string orchestra  

9 Collaborations

  • Roland Joffe, filmdirector (UK)

    Susanna White, filmdirector (UK)

    Matthias Lebeer, filmdirector (Belgium/UK)

    Stijn Coninx, filmdirector (Belgium)

    Jean-Pierre De Decker, filmdirector (Belgium)

    Roland Verhavert, filmdirector (Belgium)

    Marian Handwerker, filmdirector (Belgium)

    Serge Leurs, filmdirector (Belgium)

    Douglas Boswell, filmdirector (Belgium)

    Ben Sombogaart, filmdirector (The Netherlands)

    Maarten Koolhoven, filmdirector (The Netherlands)

    Lukas van Woerkum, filmdirector (The Netherlands)

    Frank Van Laecke, stage director (Belgium)

    Achiel Van Malderen, stage director (Belgium)

    Albert-André Lheureux, stage director (Belgium)

    Frederic Duchau, filmdirector (Belgium/USA)

    Lieven Debrauwer, filmdirector (Belgium)

    Iza Cracco, animation filmdirector (Belgium)

    Fabio Wuytack, filmdirector (Belgium)

    Francesca Marti, artfilm director (Belgium)

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, writer (Colombia)

    Herman Van Rompuy, Haiku poet (Belgium)

    Didier Van Caewelaert, writer (France)

    Anne De Graef, writer (The Netherlands)

    Allard Blom, writer (The Netherlands)

    Seth Gaaikema, writer (The Netherlands)

    Lykele Muus, writer (The Netherlands)

    Frank Van Laecke, writer (Belgium)

    Maud Van Hauwaert, poet (Belgium)

    Stefan Perceval, writer (Belgium)

    Elie Saegeman, writer (Belgium)

  • Paul Berkenman (Belgium)

    Bart Devaere (Belgium) 

    Herwig Deweerdt (Belgium)

    Lorraine Feather (USA)

    Jan Gheysens (Belgium)

    Jo Lemaire (Belgium)

    Els Lagasse (Belgium)

    Moevakis (Belgium)

    Chris D. Morton, (South Africa/Belgium)

    Tine Ruysschaert (Belgium)

    Reinhart Speeckaert (Belgium)

    Sioen (Belgium)

    Stephen Smith (UK/Belgium)  

    Hugo van Geet (Belgium)

    Franck Van Laecke (Belgium)

    Do Van Ranst (Belgium)

    Patrick Vandewalle & Luc Soens (Belgium)

10 Discography (chronological)

  • 7 Inch Framed (45T / 17 cm EP) 1986 IFG / FILMG.1

    Crime Theme 1987 FILMDEST 600218

    Music in Mycology 1991 Tempo / TEM CD 04

    La Soledad de America Latina 1992 Sony 4727082

    Meditations (violin & piano) 1995 PKP 005

    Symphonic Themes 1995 EMI/KPM / SPL 2

    Symphonic Works 1995 Tempo / TEM CD 06

    Artesia – Symphony no. 1 1996 Philips Classics B 446 957-2

    Bit by Bit 1996 DB Records

    Eppur si Muove 1998 MMP 002

    Black, White and In Between 1998 MMP 006

    Hoor hoe ik van je hou 1998 Lannoo

    Luister Moeder, dichters spreken over jou 1999 Lannoo

    The Birth of Music – Symphony no. 2 1999 Philips Classics B 465 275-2

    The London Philharmonic plays Dirk Brossé 1999 Philips Classics B 465 274-2

    Juanelo – Charles V Oratorio 2000 MMP 011

    Sophia, for violin & orchestra 2001 MMP 026

    More is in Thou 2001 MMP 018

    Xcellent Love2001MMP 017

    Kaleidoscope 2002 MMP 028

    Secret Inspirations 2005 Highgate 00802

    Claron McFadden sings Brossé 2009 Highgate 00803

    Earth Tones (chamber music) 2009 CX 4025

    The Circle of Nature (concerto) 2009 Talent DOM2 2910  905 SP

    Dirk Brossé, A Portrait in Music 2010 EMI 509991930126

    Violin Heritage 2011 HG 00806

    Haiku Cycle 1 2013 PMP 54114990 8012

    ‘…Change the mind & Mind the Change…’ 2015 Hogeschool Gent

    World Heritage Songs 2015 Pavane ADB 7575

    The Antwerp Dancebook 2015 PMA

    ‘Each man in his night, moves towards his light’ 2015 DB Records

    Cello Concerto (aka Concerto for Isabelle) 2016 Warner Classics 5054197257650

  • The Best of Dirk Brossé  2003 DHR 10.017-3

    Il signor Brossini 2007 WWM 500.145

    The Dandi March (brass ensemble) 2008 CMS 004

    Musical Postcards  2013 Metropolis

  • Springen 1987Parasjoet PR 05

    Boerenpsalm  1998 Indisc / DICD 3627

    Koko Flanel  1990 BMG Ariola 260.467

    Daens  1992 Indisc / DICD 3803

    Marie  1993 Indisc / DICD 2100038

    Best original Filmscores 1995 Tempo 07243 836 1922 1

    When the Light comes 1998 Philips Classics 462 394-2

    Romance  2004 DB records

    Brod Ludaka  2006DB records

    The Kavijaks  2007 EMI 00946 3912452 7

    Samaritan  2008 DB records

    Parade’s End 2013 Varese Sarabande VSD 7170

    The Lovers  2015 Varese Sarabande 302 064226 2

    Musical:

    Sacco & Vanzetti  1996 Philips Classics B 456 024-2

    Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun  2001 MMP 023

    Tintin – Le Temple du Soleil  2002 Tabas&Co 5005

    Rembrandt, the Musical  2006 Stardust DC 904307

    Musical Daens  2008 41423390478

    Ben X  2012 MHR 007

    Pauline & Paulette  2014 Judas

    14-18  2014 Studio 100 / AU14180000.10

    The story of Sacco & Vanzetti 2015 DB Records

    Daens 2.0  2020 Studio 100

  • xxx

  • Demokratie 1991 Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen 664.084

    Prelude to a New Age / Kingsize Music 

    Trumpet Tracks 1991 DHM 5004.3

    Deep River / Swing Low / Take Five / To(o) Mad / The Golden Drop Tune

    Introduction / Denis Wick Brass Collection 1991 DHM 5002.3

    Des Sons Animes / Swing Low / Elegy for a Lost Friend

    El Golpe Fatal (Symphonic band) 1991 DHM 2008.3

    El Golpe Fatal

    Spartacus (Symphonic band) 1991 KOCD-3901 (Japan)

    El Golpe Fatal

    7 Inch Framed (Symphonic band) 1992 DHM 2010.03

    7 Inch Framed

    Firestorm (Symphonic band) 1993 DHM 4.002-3

    Oscar for Amnesty

    Just Music (Symphonic band) 1993 DHM 2.013-3

    Music for a celebration

    Into the Movies 1993 Indisc 2100505

    Générique Daens / Main Theme Marie

    Best Selection for Band “93” 1993 TOCZ 9205 (Japan)

    Tura in Symphony Topkapi 517 849-2

    7 inch Framed

    Tura in Symphony ??? Topkapi 517 849-2

    Rendez Vous 1993 DHM 3.014-3

    The Golden Drop Tune

    Chant d’Amour 1994 PKP 002

    Main Theme from ‘Boerenpsalm’

    Oscar for Amnesty (Symphonic band) 1995 MGC 195003

    Oscar for Amnesty

    Funiculi Funicula Volume 12 1996 COL 486875 2

    Hope from ‘Artesia’ / Radio edit (3:15)

    Premiere 1996 DHR 5.005-3

    Prelude to a new Age / The Golden Drop Tune  

    Timeless Tango 1997 Channel Crossings CCC 10997

    Tango Tout Court

    Famous Waltzes 1998 MMP 001

    Le nozze di Sacco

    Trio Dor 1998 Radio 3 99011

    Tango Tout Court

    Yellow Mountains 1998 DHM 2.023

    And the Winner is…

    Cinema Music 1999 Universal 545 000-2

    Main Theme Daens 

    Main Theme When the Light Comes 

    Main Theme Boerenpsalm

    Serenata Forlana 2000 EDCO99-01

    Machiavelli’s Waltz

    Bach meets Jazz 2000 MMP 010

    Broken Dream

    Milestone (Symphonic band) 2000 DHR 20.041 3

    Milestone Overture

    Flowers in Concert2000Floraliën 2000

    Cupido’s Flower / What’s in a Rose

    In Flanders’ Fields Volume 20 2000 DDD Phaedra 92020

    Elegy for bass clarinet and string quartet

    Diamond Concert 2001 MMP 019

    Beauty born of Violence

    The Art of performance2001MMP 2001

    X-cellent Love / Millennium overture

    Music (Symphonic band) 2002 DHM 02.031-3

    Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun

    Druppels van verdraagzaamheid2002MMP 035

    Mustafa / Druppels van Verdraagzaamheid

    Ballade2003R-0340462MT

    Elegy for tenor sax

    175th Birthday of Belgium2005Ministery of Defense

    Tintin-Prisoners of the Sun

    Klezmer Classics (Symphonic band)2005Cryston OVCC-00011

    Tintin-Prisoners of the Sun

    Libertango’s 2005 Kalidisc  KA2008

    La Soledad (Tango) from La Soledad de America Latina

    Africa’s Heartbeat 2006 ACC
    Love without End

    Made in Belgium (Symphonic band) 2007 WWM 500.145

    Il Signor Brossini

    From IO tot Dandi 2008 CMS 004

    The Dandi March

    Berglicht (Symphonic band) 2009 WSR 044

    Musical Daens Suite

    Echoes / Marc Matthys Trio 2010 Alley Cats 5411499 51012

    Echoes of Silent Voices

    Weber to Tango 2010 MW 0110

    Tango Tout Court for clarinet and piano

    Dichtbij Broadway / Maaike Boerdam2010T2 Entertainmant 220239

    Meisje aan het Vensterraam

    A touch of Flanders (Symphonic band) 2013 airophonic 541149980112 

    Suite for bass clarinet & symphonic band

    A touch of Flanders 2013 Fontec 167-0051

    Suite for bass clarinet and symphonic band

    Haiku 2013 PMP 54114999 2042

    Haiku Cycle 1

    War Concerto (Symphonic band)2014Gobelin Records 04.001

    War Concerto

    Best of both Worlds 2014 PMP 54114995 1022

    Echoes of silent voices

    15 Years WSA 2015 FFG

    The Vale of Years

    Galea et Bellum 2018 DHR 04-049-3

    The Last friend of Napoleon

    Journey through a Magical Kingdom2018DHR 02-063-3

    The Last friend of Napoleon

    Flowers for the bass clarinet 2019 DDD Phaedra 92073

    Suite for bass clarinet and piano

III Conductor

1 Orchestras conducted by Dirk Brossé

  • Brussels Philharmonic, Belgium 

    National Orchestra of Belgium, Belgium 

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, Belgium  

    Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Belgium

    I Fiamminghi, Belgium 

    Beethoven Academy, Belgium

    Prima La Musica, Belgium

    Royal Symphonic Band of the Guides, Belgium

    Belgian Brass (Belgium)

    Orchestra and Chorus of the Flemish Opera, Belgium

    Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, Belgium

    Chamber orchestra Sinfonia, Belgium

    Ex Tempore Chorus, Belgium

    Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Belgium

    United People’s Orchestra, Belgium

    The European Union Choir Brussels, Belgium

    European Festival Orchestra, Belgium

    Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Belgium

    Choir Cantate Domino Aalst, Belgium

    Flemish Radio Choir, Belgium

    Belgian National Youth Orchestra J&M, Belgium

    Het Zeeuws Orkest, The Netherlands

    Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, The Netherlands

    Het Residentie Orkest, The Netherlands

    Brabants Orkest, The Netherlands

    Limburgs Symfonie Orkest, The Netherlands

    Noord Nederlands Orkest, The Netherlands

    NOS Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Netherlands

    Metropole Orkest, The Netherlands

    Gelders Orkest, The Netherlands

    Philharmonie Zuid Nederland, The Netherlands

    Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, France

    Orchestre National de Lyon, France

    Orchestre National de Lille, France

    Orchestre Pasdeloup Paris, France

    Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, France

    Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, France

    National Danish Orchestra and Choir, Denmark

    Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Norway

    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Norway

    Operahouse Goteborg Opera Orchestra and Choir, Sweden

    London Symphony Orchestra, UK 

    London Philharmonic Orchestra, UK  

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, UK  

    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, UK  

    European Union Youth Orchestra, UK  

    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, UK  

    BBC Concert Orchestra, UK  

    Philharmonia Orchestra, UK  

    British Sinfonietta, UK  

    London Voices (Choir), UK  

    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, UK

    St Paul’s Cathedral Choir & Cathedral Consort, UK

    Ulster Symphony Orchestra of Northern Ireland, Ireland

    RTE Concert Orchestra Dublin, Ireland

    RSNO, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scotland

    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scotland 

    Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Portugal

    Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Portugal

    Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, Portugal

    National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR), Poland

    Philharmonic Orchestra of Milano, Italy

    Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali Milano, Italy

    Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

    Orquesta Sinfonica de Murcia, Spain

    Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Spain

    Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, Switserland

    Sinfonieorchester Basel, Switserland

    21st Century Orchestra Lucerne, Switserland

    Münchner Rundfunk Orchester, Germany

    Siegerland Orchestra / Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Germany

    Budapest Concert Orchestra (MAV Symphony Orchestra), Hungary

    Óbudai Danubia Zenekar, Hungary

    Praga Sinfonietta Orchestra, Czech Republic

    INSO Academic Orchestra Lviv, Ukraine

    The African Childrens’ Choir, Uganda

  • National Orchestra Libanon, Lebanon

    Chœurs de l’Université Notre-Dame de Louaizé, Lebanon 

  • Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia

    Camerata St. Petersburg, Russia

    The Sankt Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, Russia

    Karelian State Philharmonic Orchestra (Petrozavodsk), Russia 

  • Elgin Orchestra of Chicago, USA

    US Army Orchestra, USA

    The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, USA

    The Chamber Orchestra of New York, USA 

    Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Los Angeles, USA

    Santa Barbara Symphony, USA

    West Florida Symphony, USA

    Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Canada

  • Orquestra Sinfonica Simon Bolivar, Venezuela

    Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional del Ecuador, Ecuador

  • World Symphony Orchestra, Japan

    Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Japan

    Osaka Municipal Band, Japan

    Philharmonic Orchestra of Shanghai, China

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, China

    Shanghai Opera House Orchestra, China 

    Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony, China

    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong

    KBS Symphony Orchestra of Seoul, South Korea

    State Philharmonic (Astana), Kazakhstan

    Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Qatar

    Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (Kuala Lumpur), Malasyia

  • Queensland Youth Symphony, Australia

2 Instrumental soloists conducted by Dirk Brossé

  • Lorenzo Gatto, violin/ laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (Belgium)

    Mikhail Bezverkhni, violin/ laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (Russia/ Belgium)

    Henry Raudales, violin/ laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (Guatemala/Belgium)

    Lei Wang, violin (China/Belgium)

    Jenny Spanoghe, violin (Belgium)

    Otto Derolez, violin (Belgium)

    Leonard Schreiber, violin (Belgium)

    Roby Lakatos, violin (Hungary/Belgium)

    Maya Levy, violin (Belgium)

    Eugenia Grauer, violin (Belgium)

    Ino Mirkovic, violin (Switserland/Belgium)

    Shalan Alhamwy, violin (Syria/Belgium)

    Michael Guttman, violin (Belgium)

    Svenia Van Den Driessche, violin (Belgium)

    Jo Vercruysse, violin (Belgium)

    Igor Unterberg, violin (Russia/Belgium)

    Hrachya Avanesyan, violin (Armenia/Belgium)

    Peter Brunt, violin (The Netherlands)

    Liza Ferschtman, violin (The Netherlands)

    Lisa Jacobs, violin (The Netherlands)

    Salvatore Accardo, violin (Italy)

    Irene Abrigo, violin (Italy)

    Vineta Sareika, violin/ laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (Lettonie)

    Martha Abraham, violin (Hungary)

    Mircea Calin, violin (Romania)

    Fransisco Fulana, violin (Spain/USA)

    Arnaud Nuvolone, violon (France)

    Amanda Flavier, violin (France)

    Dominique Lemonnier, violin (France)

    Efi Christodoulou, violin (Greece)

    Lana Trotovsek, violin (Slovenia)

    Carmine Lauri, violin (Malta)

    Vladyslava Luchenko, violin (Ukraine)

    Leonid Kerbel, violin (Ukraine)

    Dmitri Makhtin, violin (Russia) 

    Lidia Kovalenko, violin (Russia)

    Kyung-Sun Lee, violin / laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (South Korea) 

    Yair Benaïm (Israël)

    Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin (USA) 

    Elena Urioste, violin (USA)

    Michael Ludwig, violin (USA)

    Mark O’ Connor, fiddle (USA)

    Kim Soovin, violin (USA)

    Danbi Um, violin (Correa/USA)

    Miho Saegusa, violin (Japan/USA) 

    Iwao Furusawa, violin (Japan)

    Saika Matsuyama, violin (Japan)

    Jessica Guideri, violin (USA)

    Roberto Valdes, violin (Cuba)

    Alisher Ashimatov, violin (Kazakhstan)

  • Michael Kugel, viola (Russia/Belgium)

    Roberto Diaz, viola (Chili/USA)

    Born Lau, viola (Hong Kong/USA)

    Martha Mooke, viola (USA)
    Ayana Kozasa, viola (Japan/USA)

  • France Springuel, violoncello (Belgium) 

    Viviane Spanoghe, violoncello (Belgium

    Marie Hallynck, violoncello (Belgium)

    Tom Landschoot, violoncello (USA/Belgium)

    Maria Kliegel, violoncello (Germany)

    Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, violoncello (Germany)

    Judith Ermert, violoncello (Germany)

    Herwig Coryn, violoncello (Belgium)

    Rigo Messens, violoncello (Belgium)

    Karel Steylaerts, violoncello (Belgium)

    Sebastien Walnier, violoncello (Belgium)

    Julian Lloyd Webber, violoncello (UK)

    Nina Kotova, violoncello (Russia/USA)  

    Sara Sant’Ambrogio, violoncello (USA)

    Caroline Dale, violoncello (UK)
    Alban Gerhardt, violoncello (USA)

    Ha Ye Ni, violoncello (China/USA)

    Dmitri Ferschtman, violoncello (Russia)

    Xuewen Gao, violoncello (China)

    Daniel Kachatryan, violoncello (Armenia)

    Artem Shmahaylo, violoncello (Ukraine)

    Vincert Ségal, violoncello (France)

    Marin Cazacu, violoncello (Romania)

  • Claude Coppens, piano/laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (Belgium)

    Louis Pas, piano (Belgium)

    Luc De Vos, piano (Belgium)

    Liebrecht Van Beckevoort, piano/ laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (Belgium)

    Vitaly Samoshko, piano/ laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (Russia/Belgium)

    Francois Glorieux, piano (Belgium

    Wim Mertens, piano (Belgium)

    Jef Neve, piano (Belgium)

    Marc Matthys, piano (Belgium)

    Daniel Blumenthal, piano/laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (USA/Belgium)

    Tae Yoshioka, piano (Japan/Belgium)

    Matthieu Idmtal, piano (Belgium)

    Filip Ivanov, piano (Belgium)

    Ivo Delaere, piano (Belgium)

    Peter Ritzen, piano (Belgium)

    Gunther Broucke, piano (Belgium)

    Nathalie Matthys, piano (Belgium)

    Pieter-Jelle de Boer, piano (The Netherlands)

    Hans Liberg, piano (The Netherlands) 

    Jan Vayne, piano (The Netherlands)

    Ian Fountain, piano (UK)  

    Philip Fowke, piano (UK)

    Leon McCawley, piano (Scotland)

    Markus Groh, piano/ laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (Germany)

    François Pinel, piano (France)

    Joanna Trzeciak, piano (Poland)

    Alexandra Diunescu, piano (Romania)

    Bouras Petros, pianist (Greece)

    Anastasia Goldberg, piano, (Russia/The Netherlands)

    Ksenia Morozova, piano (Russia)

    Anastasya Terenkova, piano (Russia)

    Yuri Serov, piano (Russia)

    Veronika Shoot, piano (Russia)

    Anastasiya Kozhushko, piano (Ukraine) 

    Mariana Izman, piano (Moldava)

    Alicia Gabriela Martinez, piano (Venezuela/USA)

    Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano (Russia/USA)

    Ksenia Kouzmenko, piano (Russia)

    Conrad Tao, piano (USA)

    Di Wu, piano (China/USA)

    Jo Alfidi, piano/ laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (USA)

    Hanchien Lee, piano (USA)

    Ching-Yun Hu, piano (Taiwan/USA)

    Angela Au, piano (Hong Kong)

    Yoshihiro Kondo, piano (Japan)

    Juana Zayas, piano (Cuba)

    Rami Khalife, piano (Libanon)

    Jong-Wha Park, piano/ laureate Queen Elisabeth competition (South Korea)

  • Jason Moran, jazz piano (USA)

    Rami Khalife, jazz piano (Libanon)

    Mário Laginha, jazz piano (Portugal)

    Marc Matthys, jazz piano (Belgium)

    Jef Neve, jazz piano (Belgium)

    Eric Vermeulen, jazz piano (Belgium)

    Bart Van Caenegem, jazz piano (Belgium)

    Jack van Poll, jazz piano (The Netherlands)

    Diederik Wissels, jazz piano (The Netherlands)

  • Rupert Gregson-Williams, keyboard (UK)

    Gavin Greeneway, keyboard (UK)

    Stephan Barton, keyboard (UK/USA)

    Stanislav Fedyuk, keyboard (Ukraine)

  • James O’Donnell, organ UK)  

    Alan Morrison, organ (USA)

    Matt Glandorf, organ (USA)

    Alan Morrison, organ (USA)

    Jeffrey Brilhart, organ (USA)

    Luc Ponnet, organ (Belgium)

    Edward De Geest, organ (Belgium)

  • Andreas Blau, flute (Germany)

    Mimi Stillman, flute (USA)

    Marc Grauwels, flute (Belgium)

    Wendy Quinlan, flute (Australia)

    Yves Segers, flute (Belgium)

    Berdien Steinberg, flute (The Netherlands)

    Sandro Friedrich, ethnic flutes (Switserland)

    Javier Paxariño, ethnic flutes (Spain)

    Jana Van Mechelen, ethnic flutes (Belgium)

  • David Theodore, oboe (UK)

    Bram Nolf, oboe (Belgium)

    Karel Schoofs, oboe (Belgium)

    Joris Van den Hauwe, oboe (Belgium)

    Geoffrey Deemer, oboe (USA)

  • Walter Boeykens, clarinet (Belgium)

    Eddy Vanoosthuyse, clarinet (Belgium)

    Annelien Van Wauwe, clarinet (Belgium)

    Roeland Hendrikx, clarinet (Belgium)

    Jan Guns, bass clarinet (Belgium)

    Sabine Meyer, clarinet (Germany)

    Nathalie Lefèvre, clarinet (Belgium) 

    Wenzel Füchs, clarinet (Germany)

    Matthias Muller, clarinet (Switserland)

    Giufredi Corrado, clarinet (Switserland) 

    Karri Kriku, clarinet (Finland)

    Anthony Mcgill, clarinet (USA)

    Eddie Daniels, clarinet (USA) 

    Andrew Simon, clarinet (USA)

    Bob Spring, clarinet (USA)

    Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet (Cuba/USA)

    Marco Mazzini, bass clarinet (Peru)

  • Norbert Nozy, sax (Belgium)

    Steve Houben, sax (Belgium

    Rhonny Ventat, sax (Belgium)

    Frank Debruyne, sax (Belgium)

    Jan Vandemoortele, sax (Belgium)

    Lewis Morison, sax/jazz (UK)

    Nathan Daems, sax/jazz (Belgium)

    Femke Ijlstra, sax (The Netherlands)

  • Alison Balsom, trumpet (UK)  

    Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet (Norway)

    Andrei Kavalinsky, trumpet (Russia)

    Rodney Marsalis, trumpet (USA)

    Manu Mellaerts, trumpet (Belgium)

    Benny Wiame, trumpet (Belgium)

  • Bert Joris, trumpet/jazz (Belgium)

    Nico Schepers, trumpet/jazz (Belgium)

    Serge Plume, trumpet/jazz (Belgium)

    Bart Maris, trumpet/jazz (Belgium)

    Tomasz Stanko, trumpet/jazz (Poland)

    Terence Blanchard, trumpet/jazz (USA)

    Jeff Beal, trumpet/jazz (USA)

    Rik Mol, trumpet/jazz (The Netherland

    Avishai Cogen, trumpet/jazz (Israël/USA)

  • André Van Driessche, horn (Belgium)

    William Vermeulen, horn (USA)

    Hervé Joulain, horn (France)

    Christoph Ess, horn (Germany)

    Jean-Pierre Dassonville, horn (Belgium)

    Ivo Haderman, horn (Belgium)

    Luc Van Marcke, horn (Belgium)

  • Michel Tilkin, trombone (Belgium)

    Bruce Fowler, trombone (USA)

  • Joost Smeets (The Netherlands)

  • Anneleen Lenaerts, harp (Belgium)

    Catherine Michel, harp (France)

    Markus Klinko, harp (USA)

    Jacques Van De Velde, harp (Belgium)

  • Sergio & Odair Assad, guitar (Brazil)

    Huges Navez, guitar (Belgium)

    Yves Storms, guitar (Belgium)

    Guy Lukovski, guitar (Belgium)

    Roland Broux, guitar (Belgium)

    Peter Pieters, guitar (Belgium)

    Jan Depreter, guitar (Belgium)

    Janos Koolen, guitar/banjo (The Netherlands)

    Inti De Maet, guitar (Belgium)

    Stijn Verrelst, guitar (Belgium)

    Jordan Dodson, guitar (USA)

  • Jo LoDuca, jazz guitar/banjo (USA)

    Carlos Diaz, guitar (Argentina)

    Joost Vergoossen, electric guitar (The Netherlands)

    Francis Goya, guitar (Belgium)

    Roland Van Campenhout, guitar/blues (Belgium)

    Heitor Pereira, guitar (Brasil)

    Pete Haycock, guitar (UK)

    Joseph Pariaud, guitar (France)

    Jo Mahieu, guitar (Belgium)

    Peter Verbraken, guitar (Belgium)

    Freddy Sunder, guitar (Belgium)

  • Juan José Mossalini, bandoneon (Argentina/France)

    Alfredo Marcucci, bandoneon (Argentina/Belgium)

    Christophe Delporte, accordeon (Belgium)

    Ludo Mariën, accordeon (Belgium)

    Gwen Cresens, accordeon (Belgium)

    Tuur Florizoone, accordeon (Belgium)

    Rony Verbiest, accordeon (Belgium)

  • Toots Thielemans, harmonica (Belgium)

    Steven De Bruyn, harmonica (Belgium)

  • Jeff Boudreaux, drums (USA)

    Jo Pusateri, percussion (USA)

    Jens Bouttery, drums (Belgium)

    Tony Gyselinck, drums (Belgium)

    Helge Norbakken, jazzdrums (Norway)

    Beh Palm, African percussion (Burkina Faso)

    Tahar Larbi, percussion (Tunesia)

    Jan Marmenout, percussion (Belgium)

    Chris Joris, percussion (Belgium)

  • Wu Man, pipa (China/USA)

    Li-Ling Huang, guzheng (Taiwan)

    Hua Xia, pipa (China)

    Fang Wei Ling, erhu (China)

  • Osama Abdulrasol, qanun (Iraq/Belgium)

    Jeno Lisztes, cimbalom (Hungary)

    Tunde Jegede, kora (Mali/UK)

    Roopa Panesar, sitar (India/UK)

    Jagdeep Singh Bedi, sitar (India)

    Pandit Ashok Pathak, sitar (India/The Netherlands)

    Marcel Khalife, oud (Libanon)

    Simon Shaheen, oud (USA)

    Adlet Azbayev, Kyl-Kobyz (Kazakhstan)

    Thomas Bloch, glass harmonica (France)

    Bart Nolf, jazz bass (Belgium)

    Benoît Grey, bass/jazz (Canada)

    The World Quintet (Switserland)

    Obara Quartet (ICE) (Poland)

    As one, marimba duo (Belgium)

    Amsterdam Smartphone Orchestra (The Netherlands)

    Roby Lakatos Ensemble (Hungary)

3 Vocal artists conducted by Dirk Brossé

  • Julia Migenes, soprano (USA)

    Marie Terese Letorney, soprano (USA) 

    Claron Mc Fadden, soprano (USA)

    Dinah Briant, soprano (USA)

    Marjorie Barnes, soprano (USA)

    Kirsten Mackinnon, soprano (USA)

    Chloé Moore, soprano (Canada/USA)

    Valerie Gay, soprano (USA)

    Susanna R. Lauer, soprano (USA)

    Wioletta Chodowicz, soprano (Poland)

    Gaëlle Mechaly, soprano (France)

    Anne Sophie Duprels, soprano (France)

    Barbara Hendrickx, soprano (Switserland)

    Isabell Münsch, soprano (Germany)

    Gloria Guida Borrelli, soprano (Italy)

    Vassia Zacharopoulou, soprano (Greece)

    Savina Yannatou, soprano (Greece)

    Hilda De Groote, soprano (Austria)

    Valéry van Gorp, soprano (The Netherlands)

    Qilian Chen, soprano (China)

    Olga Pasichnyk, soprano (Ukraine)

    Marie-José Matar, soprano (Lebanon)

    Yollandi Nortjie, soprano (South Africa)

    Pumeza Matshikiza, soprano (South Africa)

    Elena Yaparova, soprano (Mordovia)

    Christine Belbelian, soprano (Armenia)

    Jacqueline Van Quaille, soprano (Belgium)

    Anne Cambier, soprano (Belgium)

    Mireille Capelle, soprano (Belgium)

    Ilse Eerens, soprano (Belgium)

    Hendrickje Van Kerckhove, soprano (Belgium)

    Hanna Roos, soprano (Belgium)

    Katrien Baerts, soprano (Belgium)

    Ana Naqe, soprano (Belgium)

    Marie-Noëlle de Callataÿ, soprano (Belgium)

    Elise Caluwaerts, soprano, (Belgium)

    Joke Cromheecke, soprano (Belgium)

    Emma Posman, soprano (Belgium)

    Lore Binon, soprano (Belgium)

    An Lauwereins, soprano (Belgium)

    Martine Reyners, soprano (Belgium)

    Anja Van Engeland, soprano (Belgium)

    Bernadette Degelin, soprano (Belgium)

    Anne Cambier, soprano (Belgium)

    Amaryllis Grégoire, soprano (Belgium)

    Jolien De Gendt, soprano (Belgium)

    Jodie Devos, soprano (Belgium)

    Catherine Vandevelde, soprano (Belgium)

    Emily De Vocht, soprano (Belgium)

    Bepke Keersmaekers, soprano (Belgium)

    Michiel Haspeslagh, boy soprano (1996) (Belgium)

  • Mary Ann McCormick, mezzo soprano (USA)

    Isabelle Druet, mezzo soprano (France)

  • Lisa Gerrard, contra alto (Australia)

  • Derek Lee Ragin, counter tenor (USA)

  • Philip Webb, tenor (USA)

    Jason Collins, tenor (USA)

    Bonaventura Bottone, tenor (UK)

    Antonio De Palma, tenor (Italy) 

    Szabolcs Brickner, tenor (Hungary)

    Daniil Shtoda, tenor (Russia)

    Valentin Dubovskoy, tenor (Russia)

    Artyom Korotkov, tenor (Russia)

    Thomas Blondelle, tenor (Belgium)

    Guy de Mey, tenor (Belgium)

    Koen Crucke, tenor (Belgium)

    Zeger Vandersteene, tenor (Belgium)

    Denzil Delaere, tenor (Belgium)

    Koen Vereerbrugghen, tenor (Belgium)

  • Ludovic De San, baritone (Belgium)

    Jan Danckaert, baritone (Belgium)

    Hans Peter Janssens, baritone (Belgium)

    Wilfried Van den Brande, baritone, (Belgium)

    Marco Bakker, baritone (The Netherlands)

    Henk Poort, baritone (The Netherlands)

    Stephen Saulter, baritone (USA)

    Ira Spaulding, baritone (USA)

    Michael Lukonin, baritone (Russia)

    Anatolij Fokanov, baritone (Russia)

    Agris Hartmanis, baritone (Latvia)

  • José Van Dam, bass-baritone (Belgium)

    Charles De Keyser, bass-baritone (Belgium)

    Dirk Snellings, bass-baritone (Belgium)

    Piet Vansichen, bass-baritone (Belgium)

    Edward Grint, bass-baritone (UK)

    Feodor Kuznetsov, bass (Russia)

  • Nonhlanhkla Kheswa, popular singer/actress (South Africa/USA)

    Randy Crawford, popular singer (USA)

    Billy Paul, popular singer (USA)

    Rita Coolidge, popular singer (USA)

    Dionne Warwick, popular singer (USA)

    Harry Belafonte, popular singer (USA)

    Sona Jobarteh, popular singer (Gambia/UK) 

    David Mc Almont, popular singer (UK)

    Lance Ellington, popular singer (UK)

    Beth Rowley, popular singer (UK)

    Filippa Giordano, popular singer (Italy)

    Savina Yannatou, popular singer (Greece)

    Demis Roussos, popular singer (Greece)

    Hannah Schygulla, actress/singer (Germany)

    Ingrid Caven, actress/singer (Germany)

    Ivan Rebroff, popular singer (Germany)

    Liliane Herrero, popular singer (Argentina)

    Yasmina Joumblatt, popular singer (Lebanon)

    Joseph Clark, popular singer, (South Africa)

    Tutu Puoane, jazz singer, (South Africa)

    Maria Joao, jazz singer (Portugal)

    Christina Branco, popular singer/Fado (Portugal)

    Fernando Lameirinhas, popular singer/Fado (Portugal)

    Camané, popular singer/Fado (Portugal)

    Joseph Pariaud, popular singer (France)

    Mariah Appavoo, popular singer (France)

    Annick Burger, popular singer (France)

    Cerise Calixte, popular singer (France)

    Michel Grimaldi,  popular singer (France)

    Liebeth List, popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Jasperina De Jong, actress/popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Petra Berger, actress/popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Anneke Van Giersbergen, popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Niels Geuzebroek, popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Ibernice MacBean, popular singer/jazz (The Netherlands)

    Syb van der Ploeg, popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Ellen Evers, popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Bert Heerinck, popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Erik Mesie, popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Antonie Kamerling, popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Jennie Lena, popular singer (The Netherlands) 

    Bo Saris, popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Susana, popular singer (The Netherlands)

    Miriam Venema, musical singer (The Netherlands)

    Pien Van Gerven, musical singer (The Netherlands)

    Rafaël van der Maarel, musical singer (The Netherlands)

    John ter Riet, musical singer (The Netherlands)

    Jules Croiset, actor/singer (The Netherlands)

    Yoka Berretty, actor/singer (The Netherlands)

    Michael Diederich, actor/singer (The Netherlands)

    Frans Mulder, actor/singer (The Netherlands)

    Albert Verlinde, producer/singer (The Netherlands)

    Lucie De Lange, actress/singer (The Netherlands)

  • Burt Baccharach, singer- songwriter (USA)
    Alan Bergman, singer-songwriter (USA)

    Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman, singer-songwriter (USA)

    Andrew Lipke, singer-songwriter (USA)

    Dan Romer, singer-songwriter (USA)

    Jeff Russo, singer-songwriter (USA)

    Sinéad O‘Connor, singer-songwriter (Ireland)

    Jean-Marie Lincoln, singer-songwriter (UK)

    Paul Carrack, singer-songwriter (UK)

    Siouxsie Sioux, singer-songwriter (UK)

    Beth Rowley, singer-songwriter (UK)

    David McAlmont, singer-songwriter (UK)

    Etienne Daho, singer-songwriter (France)

    Yael Naim, singer-songwriter (France)

    Catherine Ringer, singer-songwriter (France)

    Catherine Lara, singer-songwriter-composer-musician (France)

    Youssou N’ Dour, singer-songwriter (Senegal)

    Jemimah Nasanga, singer-songwriter (Uganda)

    Kama Kamila, singer-songwriter (Azerbeijan)

    Goh Nakamura, singer-songwriter (Japan)

    Raymond van het Groenewoud, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Ozark Henry, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    David Linx, jazz singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Jo Lemaire, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Joost Zweegers, singer-songwriter/Novastar (Belgium)

    Sioen, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Jasper Steverlinck, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Johan Verminnen, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Jean Bosco Safari, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Bart Peeters, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Will Tura, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Typh Barrow, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Renée, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Sennek (aka Lola), singer-songwriter (Belgium)

    Glenn Claes, singer-songwriter (Belgium)

  • August Albert, popular singer

    Geike Arnaert, popular singer/Hooverphonic

    Bob Benny, musical singer

    Sam Bettens (aka Sarah Bettens), popular singer

    Della Bossiers, popular singer

    Fred Brouwers, TV presenter/singer

    Wim Claeys, folksinger

    Clara Cleymans, actress/singer  

    Coco Junior, popular singer/Dinky Toys

    Jan De Wilde, popular singer

    Slongs Dievanongs, popular singer/rapper

    Marie Daulne, popular singer/Zap Mama

    Melanie De Biasio, jazz-blues-soul singer

    Koen De Cauter, folksinger

    Deborah De Ridder, musical singer

    Ann Van Den Broeck, musical singer

    Els De Schepper, actor/singer

    Barbara Dex, popular singer

    Pieter Embrechts, actor/popular singer

    Eva Jacobs, popular singer

    Bart Kaëll, popular singer

    Willy Sommers, popular singer

    Sandra Kim, popular singer/winner Eurovision songfestival 1986

    Karoline Kamosi (aka Leki), hiphop artist (Congo/Belgium)

    Viktor Lazlo, popular singer (France/Belgium)

    Laïs, folkmusic 

    Lady Linn, jazz singer 

    Helmut Lotti, popular singer/crooner 

    Vera Mann, musical singer

    Paul Michiels, popular singer/Soulsister

    Nathalia, popular singer

    Gabriel Rios, popular singer (Puerto Rico/Belgium)

    Kate Ryan, popular singer

    Free Souffriau, popular singer

    Winda Sylviana, popular singer

    Sandrine, popular singer  

    Sofie, jazz singer  

    Styrofoam, band

    Melike Tarhan, popular singer/folk

    Gene Thomas, popular singer  

    Leah Thijs, actress/singer

    Terry Van Ginderen, actress/singer 

    The Rolling Amazon Band

    Tom Van Landuyt, actor/popular singer

    The Van Jets, rockband 

    Koen Wauters, popular singer/Clouseau

    Noémie Wolfs, popular singer/Hooverphonic

    Marijn Devalck, popular singer 

4 Collaborations with actors / other artists

  • David Sushet, actor (UK)

    Emma Thompson, actress (UK)

    Sir Derek Jacobi, actor (UK)

    Sir Kenneth Branagh, actor (UK)

    John Malkovich, actor (USA)
    Antony Daniels, actor/C3PO in Star Wars (UK)

    Guy Roberts, actor (UK)
    Jessica Boone, actress (USA)

    Joel Bradly, actor (USA)

    Robert Smythe, actor/puppetmaster (USA)

    Benoit Cauden, comedian (France) 

    Martina Gedeck, actress (Germany)

    Vaclav Vasek, actor (Czech Republic)

    Karel Hermanek, actor (Czech Republic)

    Pascale Platel, actress/writer (Belgium)

    Luk De Bruyker, actor/puppetmaster (Belgium)

    Chris Lomme, actress (Belgium)

    Edwin Rutten, actor/narrator (The Netherlands)

    Stefaan Degand, actor (Belgium)

    Karel Vereertbrugghen, actor (Belgium)

    Nolle Versyp, actor (Belgium)

    Dirk Van Vaerenbergh, actor (Belgium)

    Annelore Stubbe, actor (Belgium)

    Flo Van Hove, actor (Belgium)
    Herwig Deweerdt, actor (Belgium)

    Lazarus, actors* (Belgium)

    *Koen de Graeve, Gunther Lesage, 

    Joris Vanden Brande, Charlotte Vandermeersch

  • Gamble & Huff, songwriters (USA)  

    Simon Bates, Presentor Classic fm (UK)

    Tommy Pearson, presentor (UK)

    John Boyle, narrator (UK)

    Royal Ballet of Flanders, Ballet company (Belgium)

    Tetsuya Kumakawa, dancer (Japan)

    Hanne Schillemans, dancer/choreographer (Belgium)

    Christophe Degelin, dancer/choreographer (Belgium)

    Dirk Van Esbroeck, narrator/poet (Belgium)

    Pol Van Assche, tango dancer/choreographer (Belgium)

    Norman Perryman, life painting to music (UK)

    Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel prize winner (UK)

    Lebohang Morake (aka Lebo M), producer & composer (South Africa)

    Maggie Rodford, producer (UK)

    Eva Cools, filmmaker ‘Cleo’ (Belgium)

    Alexandros Avranas, filmmaker ‘Love me Not’ (Greece) 

    Servé Hermans, stage director (The Netherlands)

    Carl Cneut, cartoon illustrator (Belgium)

    Felice (aka Dré Steemans) TV presenter/comedian (Belgium)

    Jan Theys, TV presenter/comedian (Belgium) 

    Lucas van Woerkum, film maker (The Netherlands) 

5 Collaborations with composers

  • *conducted world premiere performance and/or world premiere recordings

    Krzysztof Penderecki (Poland)

    Leo Brouwer (Cuba)

    Edison Denisov (Russia)

    Marcel Khalife (Lebanon)*

    Rami Khalife (Lebanon)*

    Yoi-Kwong Chung (Taiwan)*

    Michel Legrand (France)*

    Jonathan Leshnoff (USA)*

    Hannibal Lokumbe (USA)*

    Elliot Goldenthal (USA)*

    Conrad Tao (USA)*

    Kenneth Fuchs (USA)

    Daron Hagen (USA)

    Nick DiBerardino (USA)*

    Robert Hanson (USA)*

    Scott McAllister (USA)

    Ohad Talmor (USA)*

    Steve Mackey (USA)*

    Austin Wintory (USA)*

    Andrea Clearfield (USA)*

    Simon Shaheen (USA)

    Martha Mooke (USA)*

    Mark O’Connor (USA)

    Raphael Fusco (USA)*

    Adam Vidiksis (USA)*

    Salvatore di Vittorio (Italy/USA)*

    Dai Wei (China/USA)*

    Jools Scott (UK)

    Richard Bissill (UK)*

    Johan De Meij (The Netherlands)

    Oliver Truan (Switserland)

    Tunde Jegede (Mali)

    Carlos Azevedo (Portugal)*

    Mário Laginha (Portugal)

  • *conducted world premiere performance and/or world premiere recordings

    Pierre Bartholomée*

    Luc Brewaeys* 

    Paul Bruyland*

    Daniel Capeletti*

    Willy Carron

    Claude Coppens*

    Roland Coryn*

    Alain Craens*

    Raoul De Smet

    Georges De Decker*

    Frederic Devreese*

    Kevin Houben*

    Dirk D’Haese*

    Daniel Gistelinck*

    Elias Gistelinck*

    François Glorieux

    Wim Henderickx

    Wolf Hoeybrechts*

    Bert Joris*

    Nicholas Lens*

    Michael Lysight

    Arnaud Massart*

    Marc Matthys*

    Wim Mertens

    Jef Neve*

    Frank Nuyts*

    Lucien Posman

    Steven Prengels*

    Herman Roelstraete*

    Willy Soenen

    Peter Swinnen*

    Roland Schoelinck*

    Piet Swerts

    Jan Van der Roost*

    Marc Verhaegen*

  • *conducted world premiere performance and/or world premiere recordings

    Raymond Allesandrini (France)*

    Bruno Coulais (France)*

    Georges Delerue (France)

    Alexandre Desplat (France)*

    Valentin Hadjadj (France)*

    Grégoire Hetzel (France)*

    Maurice Jarre (France)

    Francis Lai (France)

    Michel Legrand (France)*

    Jérôme Lemonnier (France)*

    Cyril Morin (France)*

    Eric Neveux (France)*

    Jean Claude Petit (France)

    Philippe Rombi (France)*

    Philippe Sarde (France)

    Gabriel Yared (France)*

    Brian Byrne (Ireland)*

    Graig Armstrong (Scotland)*

    Lorne Balfe (Scotland)*

    Patrick Doyle (Scotland)*

    Daniel Pemberton (UK)

    Rachel Portman (UK)*

    David Arnold (UK)*

    George Fenton (UK)*

    Alex Heffes (UK)*

    Trevor Jones (UK)

    Clint Mansell (UK)*

    Dario Marianelli (UK)*

    Sir Georg Martin (UK)

    Christopher Slaski (UK)

    Stephen Warbeck (UK)*

    Anne Chmelewsky (UK)

    Matt Dunkley (UK)

    Stanley Myers (UK)

    John Powell (UK)*

    Michael Nyman (UK) 

    Harry Gregson-Williams (UK)*

    Edward Schearmur (UK)*

    Giorgio Moroder (Italy)*

    Nicola Piovani (Italy)

    Riz Ortolani (Italy)

    Pino Donaggio (Italy)*

    Alberto Iglesias (Spain)*

    Fernando Velázquez (Spain)*

    Frédéric Devreese (Belgium)*

    Wim Mertens (Belgium)*

    Nicolas Lens (Belgium*

    Jef Neve (Belgium)*

    Steve Willaert (Belgium)*

    Loek Dikker (The Netherlands)*

    Peer Raben (Germany)

    Hans Zimmer (Germany)*

    Klaus Badelt (Germany)*

    Ramin Djawadi (Germany)*

    Gary Marlowe (Germany)*

    Henning Lohner (Germany/USA)*

    Evanthia Reboutsika (Greece)*

    Nicklas Schmidt (Denmark)*

    Adam Nordén (Sweden)*

    Tuomas Kantilenen (Finland)*

    Johann Johannson (Iceland)*

    Zbigniev Preisner (Poland)

    Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Poland)*

    Abel Korzeniowski (Poland)*

    Shigeru Umebayashi (Japan)*

    Jun Miyake (Japan)*

    Ryuichi Sakamoto (Japan)*

    Jo Yeong-wook (South Korea)*

    Gustavo Santaolalla (Argentina)*

    Daniel Tarab (Argentina)*

    Andres Goldstein (Argentina)*

    Antonio Pinto (Brasil)*

    Edward Artemyev (Russia)

    Sergey Yevtushenko (Russia)*

    Clinton Shorter (Canada)*

    Paul Grabovsky (Australia)*

    Rahman Altin (Turkey)*

    Karzan Mahmood (Iran)* 

    Angelo Badalamenti (USA)*

    Jeff Beal (USA)*

    Elmer Bernstein (USA)*

    Marco Beltrami (USA)*

    Nicholas Britell (USA)*

    Carter Burwell (USA)*

    Terence Blanchard (USA)*

    Michael Danna (USA)*

    Carl Davis (USA)

    Ramin Djawadi (USA)*

    Elliot Goldenthal (USA)*

    Jerry Goldsmith (USA)

    Michael Giacchino (USA)

    Marvin Hamlish (USA)

    Joe Kramer (USA)*

    Logan Nelson (USA)*

    James Newton Howard (USA)*

    Michael Kamen (USA)

    David Mansfield (USA)

    Nico Muhly (USA)*

    Tamar Kali (USA)*

    Cliff Martinez (USA)

    A.R. Rahman (India/USA)*

    David Raksin (USA)

    Dan Romer (USA)*

    Jeff Russo (USA)*

    Howard Shore (USA)*

    Alan Silvestri (USA)*

    Mike Stoller (USA)

    David Shire (USA)

    Mark Streitenfeld (USA)

    John Williams (USA)

6 Concert Halls

  • BOZAR Brussels, Belgium

    National Opera La Monnaie Brussels, Belgium

    Flagey Brussels, Belgium

    De Bijloke Gent, Belgium

    Queen Elisabeth hall Antwerp, Belgium

    Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    De Doelen Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Tivoli Hall Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Royal Festival Hall, London, UK

    Barbican Center, London, UK

    Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

    Royal Opera house Covent Garden London, UK

    Symphony Hall Birmingham, UK

    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK

    Saint-Pauls’s Cathedral, London, UK

    O2 Arena (Millennium Dome) London, UK

    Glasgow Royal Concerthall, Scotland

    Grand Canal Theatre Dublin, Ireland

    La Philharmonie Paris, France

    Opéra de Lyon, France

    Auditorium de Lyon, France

    Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany

    Bayrische Rundfunk Munich, Germany

    Prinzregententheater Munich, Germany

    Nuovo Teatro Comunale Bolzano, Italy

    Arcimboldi Theatre Milano, Italy 

    Tenerife Concert Hall, Spain

    Victoria Hall Geneva, Switserland

    Wolkenturm, Schloss Grafenegg, Austria

    Casa da Musica Porto, Portugal

    Goteborg Opera House, Sweden

    Stockholm Concerthall, Sweden

    Stavanger Konserthus, Norway

    Danish Radio Concert House Copenhagen, Denmark

    The house of Music Aalborg, Denmark

    Katowice NOSPR concert hall, Poland

    ICE Krakow concert hall, Poland

    Estates Theatre Prague, Czech Republic

    Carnegie Hall New York, USA

    Kimmel Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia, USA

    The Mann Center Philadelphia, USA

    Fox Stage Los Angeles, USA

    Nokia Center Los Angeles, USA

    Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, USA

    Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, Canada

    Tokyo Forum, Japan

    Suntory Hall Tokyo, Japan

    Osaka Symphony Hall, Japan

    Seoul Arts Centre, Correa

    City Concert Hall, Hong Kong

    Oriental Arts Center Shanghai, China

    Great Philharmonic Hall Sankt Petersburg, Russia

    Opera House Kiev, Ukraine

    Teatro Teresa Carreno, Caracas, Venezuela

    Qatar Opera House Doha, Qatar

    Petronas Concert Hall Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IV Personality

1 Awards

  • ‘Ciam Award’ for best filmscore, Belgium (1986)

    ‘Medal of Honour’ by the City of Osaka (1987)

    ‘Vic Depauw Award’ by Kiwanis Gent-Artevelde (1994)

    ‘Cultureel Ambassador of Flanders’ by Flemish Government (1995)

    ‘Tony Fakkel Award’ (1996)

    ‘Torenwachter Award’ by the City of Gent (1998)

    ‘Dutch Musical Awards’ nomination for the musical ‘Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun’ (2006)

    ‘Gold Medal for Merit’ by the Flemish Parliament (2008)

    ‘Achille Van Acker Prize’ (2008)

    ‘Flemish Musical Award’ for ‘Daens the Musical’ (2009)

    ‘Medal of Honour’ by Kon. Verbond der Gebuurtedekenijen Stad Gent (2009)

    ‘Medal of Honour’ by the Province of East-Flanders (2009)  

    ‘Barrymore theater Award’ for ‘l’Histoire du Soldat’ by the Chamber Orchestra Philadelphia (2011)
    ‘Joseph Plateau Honorary Award’ by Film Festival Gent, Belgium (2012)

    ‘Emmy Award nomination’ for BBC/HBO series ‘Parade’s End’ – USA (2013)

    ‘Award for Excellence in Cultural Creativity’ by Global Thinkers Forum – Athens (2013)

    ‘Golden Label’ for ‘Musical 14-18’ by Klassiek Centraal (2015)

    ‘Medal of Honour’ by the City of Lviv, Ukraine (2015)

    ‘UnitedHumans Award for Mutual Respect’, Belgium (2016)

    ‘Gouden Kalf Award’ nomination for filmscore ‘Knielen’, The Netherlands (2016)

    ‘Gents Handje Award’, Gent, Belgium (2016)

    ‘Flanders’ Chambers of Commerce and Industry Award’ (aka) ‘Voka Legend Award’, (2018)

    ‘André Demedts Award’, Kortrijk, Belgium (2017)

    ‘Voka Legend Award’ by Voka, Belgium (2018)

2 Current positions

  • Music Director ‘The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’

    Music Director ‘World Soundtrack Awards’ at Film Festival Gent (Belgium)

    Professor composition and orchestral conducting at The  School of Arts / Royal Conservatory Gent

    Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. 

    Fellow in Arts & Humanities at the Brussels University VUB.

    Member of the ‘Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia’

    Voting member Grammy Awards, Philadelphia

    Member of the Union of Belgian composers

    Advisory board member World Soundtrack Academy

    Advisory Board member Global Thinkers Forum

3 Past positions

  • Conductor Laureate Brussels International Youth Orchestra

    Music Director Laureate ‘Tokyo International Music Festival’ 

    Music Director and Principal Conductor ‘Star Wars in Concert World tour’

    Advisory Board Member Think Tank ‘Itinera Institute’

    Board member SABAM

    President Jeugd en Muziek Gent

4 Quotes & poems

  • Ghent

    I travel all over the world and have done for years. In every city, country and continent, I use all of my senses to absorb the beauty, the sounds, the music, the colours and the scents. I enjoy the people and their cultures and their every form of music, be it centuries old or contemporary and experimental. But nothing can beat my hometown Ghent. Her beauty, colours, scents, sounds, music, art and people are unique. Every time I return I feel a need to gaze at her three mediaeval towers and absorb their majestic power. A walk to the Conservatory on Achtersikkel square – the place where my own musical cradle once stood – always fills me with fresh energy and joie de vivre. Oh Ghent, my rebellious city, with your idiosyncratic inhabitants, your historical beauty and your beacon of creativity, how I love you.

    © Dirk Brossé


    About happiness  

    When and where was I happiest in my life?
    At the top of the Andes, absorbed in the grandeur of nature.
    During a hike along the Great Wall of China, listening to the silence.
    During a conversation with a prisoner.
    In the Amazon, watching the painted wings of a fluttering butterfly.
    During a dream about a world in which justice, freedom and fraternity reign supreme.
    On the banks of the Esmeraldas, playing a pre-Columbian flute, with the constant murmur of the vast ocean in the background.
    Listening to Mahler, as if it were for the last time.
    Pourquoi? Parce que…

    © Dirk Brossé 

    From Het Geluk der Belgen / Anne t’Serstevens / © 2010 Uitgeverij Soliflor


    Love of Music

    I live in a world of sound
    in which old notes meet new
    at the junction of different styles and genres
    some new arrivals, others centuries old
    weary of convention and timeworn custom
    I’ll take you to a musical world
    where boundaries are but lines scratched vainly in the sand
    to be washed away by the coming wave
    all for the Love of Music
    with a capital L and a capital M

    © Dirk Brossé


    What’s in a picture?

    some encounters determine the course of our lives
    just as the switch determines the route of the train

    the photos in my gallery are simply a few captured moments
    people and situations that have strongly influenced the direction of my life
    moments when others have added indelible shades to the colours of my rainbow
    moments when my palate was delighted by exotic herbs and spices

    they are little memories of big moments
    outwardly caught within the confines of a white surface
    but inwardly woven into my every fibre

    hopefully enduring
    until we have swapped our brief existence
    for the infinite silence of nothingness

    © Dirk Brossé


    Composer Dirk Brossé’s five lessons in life 

    Published in De Standaard, 3 August, 2015

     

    1- Live every day as if it were your last

    The past is there to be learnt from, the future to be looked forward to.

    Those who get lost in their passion have lost less than those who lose their passion.

    Tortoises can tell you more about the road than hares. (Kahlil Gibran)

    You cannot change the length of your life, but you can change its depth.

    Those who think very little make many mistakes.

    2-Don’t take anything for granted

    When nothing is certain, anything is possible; nothing is always followed by something.

    3-Always follow your inner path and always be authentic

    Far more people are copies than originals.

    Art begins where the ability of others ends.

    Nothing can come into being without solitude.

    I have created a personal solitude beyond anyone’s imagining.

    Those who have found, have misunderstood the search.

    4-Less is more

    Beauty is the purgation of superfluities. (Michelangelo)

    You have to prune in order to bloom.

    5-Humility 

    Remember that you are only the first among equals!

    It is not far from the Capitol to the Tarpeian Rock…

    © Dirk Brossé


    Letter to Hiroshima

    Time after time, visiting, staying and working in Japan renews my energy. The city of Hiroshima played a huge and dramatic role in 20th century history. Being here now links me to each of the victims of that Hiroshima bombing and to their relatives, as if an invisible bridge were connecting the past to the present and the future. Hiroshima is the most tragic symbol of what human beings are capable of doing to their fellow humans. It should make us think about our philosophies, our record on human relations and tolerance, and all of mankind’s essential brotherhood and sisterhood.

    People all over the world go through periods of profound darkness, but these are always swept away by periods of shining brightness. And so even in times of darkest despair, there is always hope in the knowledge that better times will certainly come. 

    As a message of hope – and one that I wish to dedicate to the people of Hiroshima – I will be performing The Millennium Overture. I wrote this piece in 1999 in the hope that the new millennium would bring peace to the world. Even if reality is turning out somewhat differently to what we would have wished, this remains a new era of great expectations. Let our hands be joined, let us build bridges to each other and let us realise our hopes for universal understanding.

    © Dirk Brossé


    Dear Miss Jessye Norman,

    The art of singing is one of the greatest human accomplishments. Vocal music is probably the most ancient form of music making. 

    If it is true that the human voice is the mirror of the soul, then you must surely be a very beautiful, very special, unique and wonderful person. You have been active in more styles and genres of music than anyone else. Your artistry, sensibility, intelligence, personality, musicality and temperament have changed the art of singing and music making. You have inspired many generations of young singers and musicians.

    On behalf of all composers, living and dead, on behalf of all music lovers, young and old, on behalf of all professionals and connoisseurs I would like to thank you.

    Thank you for having spent a lifetime in creating and re-creating beauty. Thank you for sharing your passion for music and music making. Listening to your voice brings oxygen to the soul, it is an opium of the mind.

    If mankind ever has to leave this planet to search for a new home somewhere out in space, we have to make sure we take along your recording of the Vier Lätzte Lieder.

    Over the past decades you have been honoured and laurelled by orchestras, record companies, music magazines, music critics, politicians and even presidents. Tonight our orchestra honours you. As music director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia I am extremely honoured to wish you the warmest welcome.

    © Dirk Brossé


    Letter to a friend

    when words fall short, it is best to stay silent…
    or maybe just to say this:
    later, when you walk in the woods

    and hear the rustling of the leaves,
    or the song of the breeze in the trees,
    or the drumming of the rain on the canopy,

    or when you gaze up at the moon and enjoy her dance of light and shadow,
    or watch a bird plunge through the waves of the wind, then soar,
    or watch a flower unfold its beauty when caressed by the morning sun,

    know that I too am observing the same, and am just as amazed as you are,
    know that I too am asking the same questions, and sharing that same passion,
    know that I will always be there for you…

    now,
    later,
    and forever

    © Dirk Brossé


    Herman Van Rompuy

    I got to know Herman in 2010, on the Vrijdagmarkt in Ghent.

    That morning, the window display of the Poetry Centre on the Vrijdagmarkt looked somewhat different. The tiny panes of the old building’s windows were graced with a little book that bore the title HAIKU.

    You could read that Japanese word about a hundred times, in every direction.

    Almost minimal art.

    After I had devoured forty-six of its verses, my eyes were caught by the last sentence of the very last haiku: ‘I will be your grave’. That stuck with me.

    There was music in it…

    It was only at the premiere of Haiku Cycle 1 that I got to know Herman in person.

    We had never met before and yet I felt I already knew a lot about him. It was as if by reading that little book and setting those seven haikus to music, I had become familiar with a part of his inner world. 

    A world that pauses to appreciate the magnificence of little things…

    I wish Herman the energy and the passion 

    to quickly attain the attainable,

    and the imagination to dream together the impossible.

    © Dirk Brossé


    Dirk Brossé quotes 

    My journey is life,
    my destination: happiness,
    my means of transport: the pain of being.

    Every day, music gives me the strength to move that one stone in the river one millimetre forward.

    Those who do not doubt never truly live.

    Shyness is the most agreeable form of vanity.

    I am a junkie for melancholy.

    Melancholy is a feeling I wouldn’t want to miss.

    © Dirk Brossé

     

  • ‘Brossé is ongetwijfeld een rasartiest, die rijke muzikale gave koppelt aan leergierigheid, werkkracht en gezonde ambitie’

    Willy Claes, Minister van State, Brussels, November 1987

    ‘Dirk Brossé belongs to the generation of talented musicians passionate by all kinds of disciplines and musical styles’.

    Francois Glorieux, Belgium, December 1987

    ‘Dirk Brossé possesses an excellent feeling for orchestral requirements. His musical temperament is impressive.’

    Volker Wangenheim, Köln, November 1988

    ‘I had the pleasure to collaborate with Dirk on several occasions presenting different facets of music. I admire his talent and his professionalism as an orchestral conductor’

    Jean Toots Thielemans, New York, March 1988

    ‘Sein Wissen in allen Bereichen der Musik und seine dirigentische Gestaltungskraft werden durch seinen integren Charakter, seine Zielstrebigkeit und seinen Fleiss in idealer Weise ergänzt‘

    Julius Kalmar, Wien, april 1988

    ‘Cher Dirk, je tiens à vous dire combien j’ai eu de plaisir à entendre la musique que vous avez composée pour le film Visages d’ Enfants. C’est une très belle partition, bien équilibrée en bien orchestrée avec de très beaux moments poétiques’. 

    Georges Delerue, Los Angeles, january 1989

    ‘An excellent composer himself, Mr. Brossé has a superior talent in analyzing the music of a complex orchestra with great precision and in musically controlling an orchestra himself.’

    Hiryuki Iwaki, Japan, december 1990

    ‘Dirk hoort wat ik voel en voelt wat ik hoor. Hij leest de muziek van de beelden en projecteert onze gevoelens op het scherm. Hij duwt de liefde, de miserie en het onrecht in je hart. Een fantastische muzikale spiegel.’

    Stijn Coninx, Brussels, Belgium, 1992

     

    ‘I was very delighted when I heard your music and I am very enthusiastic that you can integrate my text in your new composition.’

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Bogota, Colombia, may 1992

    ‘Hartverwarmende muziek in een hartverscheurende wereld’

    Octave Landuyt, Heusden, Belgium, 1994

    ‘Omwille van zijn waardevolle projecten met sterke internationale uitstraling hebben we besloten om componist – dirigent Dirk Brossé aan te stellen tot Cultureel Ambassadeur van Vlaanderen’

    Luc Van den Brande, minister-president Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Brussels, Belgium, 1996

    I am deeply impressed by the concert of Dirk Brossé with the Volgograd Symphony Orchestra. Western conductors play quite frequently by us, but among them, Dirk Brossé turned out to be a master of the most highest level.’

    Edward Serov, Volgograd, june 1997

    ‘Dirk is a generous, passionate and sympathetic conductor with an instinctive ear for color and detail’.

    Julian Lloyd Webber, London, january 2000

    ‘Thanks Dirk for doing a wonderful job. With great admiration and affection.’

    Kenneth Brannagh, Berkshire, november 2007

    ‘The London Symphony Orchestra has never sounded so great and the actors were delighted to be in your capable hands. It was great to work with you again’.

    Patrick Doyle, London, november 2007

    ‘Dear Dirk, Your visit was a big success in Philadelphia! Warmest regards’.

    Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Philadelphia, april 2008

    ‘Dear Dirk, I want to thank you for the artistry and integrity you bring to the Star Wars concerts’

    John Williams, Los Angeles, december 2009

    ‘Dirk Brossé is a master conductor and collaborator, who immediately understood how to express my musical thoughts with the orchestra.’ 

    Angelo Badalamenti, New York, december 2009

    ‘Très chèr Dirk, hier dans la nuit  j’ai écouté et lu ton oeuvre Echoes of Silent Voices et j’ai été enchanté. Tu m’as rendu heureux ! Bravissimo !!’

    Gabriel Yared, december 2009

    ‘I was thrilled to learn that Maestro Brossé will become The Chamber Orchestra’s new Music Director. You are very lucky to have such a talented and visionary musical spirit leading your orchestra. Philadelphia is a treasure trove of artistic talent and you should be proud to count Maestro Brossé among the brightest stars in your sky !’

    Placido Domingo, New York, april 2010

    ‘Dear Dirk, please accept my congratulations and deep gratitude for the integrity and fabulous musicianship that your leadership brought to the Star Wars tours. The music clearly could not have been in better hands, and I feel very fortunate to have had you as an artistic collaborator in this project. I hope we can have the opportunity in the future to share some further musical pursuits’.

    John Williams, Los Angeles, july 2010

    ‘Dear Dirk, the support of artistic leaders like you is essential to the success of my administration as we work together to bring real change to the quality of life for everyone who lives, works and visits Philadelphia’.

    Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, july 12, 2010

    ‘Het doel dat U er zichzelf mee heeft gesteld om in de wereld van vandaag via de muziek de mensen te raken, is prachtig en noodzakelijk tegelijk. We onderschrijven deze intentie volledig en kijken er met veel vreugde naar uit U binnenkort in New York opnieuw te kunnen ontmoeten’.

    Philippe van België, may 2011

    ‘Je conserverai un excellent souvenir de notre collaboration. Découvrir ton double talent de chef d’orchestre et de compositeur m’a beaucoup impressionné’. 

    Pierre Bartholomée, composer-conductor, february 2011

    ‘The ensemble was expertly led by conductor Dirk Brossé, who demonstrated wisdom and confidence in allowing his musicians to play freely’.

    Frank Kaderabek, former principal trumpet Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia 2011

    ‘Your concert in Philadelphia with the orchestra was impeccable and delightful’.

    Angelo Badalamenti, Philadelphia, february 2011

    ’Dear Dirk, tell the orchestra (and yourself) that the performance was one – if not The Best – experiences I ever had. Your conducting and their playing where just brilliant!’

    Hans Zimmer, Los Angeles, march 2012

    ‘How fine it was to come across a composer whose love and understanding of the human voice produces such infinitely singable, enjoyable songs. The collaboration between Herman Van Rompuy and Dirk Brossé is a winner and assures a long artistic life for ‘Haiku Cycle One’.

    Jessye Norman, New York april 2012.

    ‘Dear Dirk, I am sending you my congratulations for all of the fine work you are doing’.

    John Williams, Los Angeles, July 2013

    ‘I was listening to your music and I love it’

    Leo Brouwer, La Havana, Cuba, may 2015

    Khalifé 2015 / komt nog

    ‘I just wanted to say what a beautiful haunting piece of music it was that I very much

    enjoyed listening to’.

    Sir Paul Nurse, London, january 2017

    ‘Ce matin j’ai écouté ton magnifique concerto. Quelle beauté, quelle grâce, et quelle belle écriture’.

    Gabriel Yared, Paris, December 2017

    ‘Dear Dirk, Thanks for inspiring me and being so cool’.

    Terence Blanchard, New York, october 2017

    ‘The concert was unforgettable. I appreciate the life you breathed into my scores’. 

    Carter Burwell, New York, january 2018

    ‘Dear Dirk, I am so thankful to you for holding the reins and guiding the whole event to a happy and successful conclusion. Gratefully and most fondly.

    John Williams, Los Angeles, October 2018

    ‘Dear Dirk, I just wanted to thank you for the most amazing and inspiring experience working with you and hearing your passion for music’.

    Marco Beltrami, New York, October 2019

    Press quotes Conductor: 

    ‘Met een overweldigende muzikale trefzekerheid en een schier onuitputtelijke energie blijkt hij tegelijk één van de populairste dirigenten van Vlaanderen te zijn. Dirk Brossé is een begrip.’

    Paul Roelants in Facetten, Belgium, 1996 

    ‘Still, the 86-piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir did a fine job on the night, helped considerably by the electrifying Belgian conductor Dirk Brossé, whose skill with film scores is demonstrated each year at the World Soundtrack Awards held during the Ghent Film Festival. Brossé led the orchestra and singers confidently as they performed the sumptuous music scrupulously calibrated to synchronize with a spectacular range of images featuring all the characters, human and otherwise, and many of the iconic set pieces from the films.’

    Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter, Mon Apr 13, 2009

    ‘Sous sa direction, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande joue avec verve, brio et décontraction une musique au final assez exigeante où cuivres ainsi que la clarinette solo peuvent montrer leur virtuosité. 

    Antoine Leboyer, ConcertoNet, Geneva, April 2009

    Festival de Beitedinne – Libanon

    ‘Cette musique qui lui « vient toujours d’en haut », le compositeur Gabriel Yared l’a donc présentée lui-même au piano, accompagné par les 82 musiciens de l’Orchestre de Budapest, magistralement dirigé – « de manière exceptionnelle et à titre amical» – par le compositeur Dirk Brossé’.

    Zéna Zazal, L’Orient Le Jour, Juillet 2009

    Press quotes Composer :

    Brossé heeft ‘Sacco en Vanzetti’ van prachtige muziek voorzien. Hij bewijst dat je ook met klassieke muziek een meeslepende musical kunt maken.’

    Wietske Vos in De Morgen

    ‘De zowat tweeënhalf uur durende productie verveelt geen minuut, maar vervalt nooit is sensatie. Sacco en Vanzetti verdient internationale erkenning.’

    Werner Claeys in Het Volk

    ‘De muziek van Brossé die zijn creatie ook dirigeerde is prachtig, nog na-neuriënd verlaat je de zaal. Zo  mooi gezongen en met zoveel présence : dit is internationale klasse’

    I.V.V. in Het Laatste Nieuws

    ‘Dat men ons niet meer komt vertellen dat eigentijdse componisten geen inspiratie zouden hebben. Het fantastische bewijs van het tegendeel levert onze eigen Dirk Brossé met zijn universele symfonie Artesia, ‘een dialoog tussen culturen’. Muziek en vertolking op wereldniveau.’

    Milo Derdeyn in Weekend Knack

    ‘Vioolconcerto van Brossé heeft pit ! Het is een compositie met de elementen van een groot concerto : een langzaam en een vlug deel, en heel wat virtuoze passages. Het is een gemakkelijk  in het oor liggende, kernachtige brok muziek, ingezet door de lage strijkers waarbij de soloviool vooral de thema’s ontwikkelt en het orkest meer ondersteunt dan dialogeert…’

    Erna Metdepenninghen in De Standaard

    ‘Degelijk gecomponeerde tonale en melodieuze muziek, overgoten met exotische klanken…

    Het klassieke orkest blijft het middel bij uitstek waarmee Brossé zich uitdrukt…

    De wereldpremière van The Birth of Music was groots opgezet, met een live uitzending op het Internet, een groot beeldscherm en een geavanceerde lichtshow. De muziek van Brossé klonk toegankelijk, was zeer vakkundig geschreven en bovendien sterk gevarieerd…Brossé’s muziek heeft zeker een aantrekkelijke kwaliteit. Hij is een secure dirigent die het werk strak in de hand hield.’

    Maarten Beirens in De Standaard

    ‘Dat Vlaanderen op international niveau wat te bieden heft is toch wel duidelijk. Het symfonisch gedicht van Dirk Brossé op tekst van Marquez was werkelijk een openbaring.

    Op een magistrale manier legde Brossé de link tussen de traditionele Zuidamerikaanse muziek en de westers.’

    Jef Rosiers in Het Laatste Nieuws

    Press quotes CD :

    CD Crazy Diamants

    ‘Diamanten op een zilveren schijfje’

    Johan De Paepe in De Standaard, 2009

    CD The Circle of Nature

    Superbly crafted music of great charm and warm melodic appeal

    Hubert Culot in MusicWeb International, March 2010

5 Trivia

  • Partner of Claire Tillekaerts

    Language knowledge: Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish

    Experience with Media and Production (radio, tv)

    Experience with cross over projects (classic / jazz / pop / world)

    Experience with Development

    Experience in conducting silent movies

    Has a unique collection of over 650 ethnic instruments from all over the world