ARTISTS 2022-2023

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SYLVIA HUANG

Belgian violinist, is a laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Competition (2019), Caecilia Prize of Young Musician of the Year 2019 by the Union de la Presse Musicale Belge, "Prix de Salon 2015" awarded by the business network of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Lions European Musical Competition in 2008 and the Belfius Classics National Musical Competition in 2004.
She made her debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in February 2021 playing Mozart Violin Concerto K.218 with Andrew Manze, which she also performed in July 2021 with Iván Fischer and the RCO at the Konzerthaus in Berlin during the official state visit of the King and Queen of the Netherlands. She has collaborated with many other orchestras such as the Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Bad Reichenhall Philharmoniker, in halls such as the Palais des Beaux-Arts and Flagey in Brussels, the Vlaamse Opera in Gent, deSingel in Antwerp and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Her first CD recording "Lointain passé" with pianist Eliane Reyes was released in September 2021 for the Outhere Music-Fuga Libera label, and was highly appreciated by critics.
In 2023, she will become the new concertmaster of La Monnaie/De Munt Symphony Orchestra in Brussels.

Sylvia plays on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, on loan from the Arthur Grumiaux Foundation.

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ALEKSEY SHADRIN

 

Ukrainian cellist, is a prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2022 (4th prize), Prague Spring competition 2018 (3rd prize), M. Lysenko International Music Competition 2012 (1st prize), Minsk International Competition 2008 (2nd prize), and finalist at the David Popper International Competition 2005.
In 2016, he made his debut appearance at the Berliner Philharmoniker, and in 2017, he appeared as a soloist with the NDR Radiophilharmonie with Andrew Manze in the Grosser Sendesaal in Hannover and made his debut appearance at the Hamburg Chamber Music Festival. Furthermore, Aleksey Shadrin has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the National Opéra national de Montpellier, and the Sudwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz.
Following his competition successes, he has performed in major concert halls in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France, Belgium, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Holland, Georgia, and Portugal.
Since September 2020, he’s been an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and he was previously a member of the Kronberg Academy Master Program.

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STÉPHANIE HUANG

Belgian cellist, is a laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition 2022, first prize at the Societa Umanitaria International Competition in Milan 2021, Revelation ADAMI Classique 2021, winner of the Grand Prize at the Suggia International Cello Competition in Porto 2015 and first prize at the Dexia Competition in 2008.
At the age of 12, she made her debut at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels in Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme. Stéphanie Huang regularly performs the concerto repertoire (Haydn, Dvorák, Elgar, Tchaikovsky...) with various orchestras (Kamerfilharmonie van Vlaanderen, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto /Casa da Musica...) under the direction of conductors like M. Sanderling, C. Izcaray, V. Mardirossian. As a passionate chamber musician, Stéphanie has collaborated with Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Gary Hoffman, Renaud Capuçon, Claire Désert, Laurent Korcia... She recently performed at the ADAMI Festival in Villefavard, the Festival of La Roque d'Anthéron, the Musicorum in Brussels, the Festival Jeunes Talents (Paris), the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels... In January 2022, she was invited by French violinist Renaud Capuçon in the TV show - L'Essentiel chez Labro -, and was interviewed by Musiq3/RTBF as one of the 7 Artists of the Belgian Music Week. Since September 2020, she is Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo. She plays on a 1742 Francesco Stradivarius cello generously lent by the Guttman Collection.

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LILY MAISKY

 

Paris-born pianist, has performed throughout whole Europe and regularly tours the Far East, North, and South America. Lily has been invited to many of the great festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, the Beijing Piano Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and many others. Lily has had the privilege of performing concertos under the batons of maestros Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Sanderling, Gerd Albrecht, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, amongst others. She has also performed in such prestigious venues as the Royal Festival Hall in London, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Hamburg’s Elbphilarmonie, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Venezia's La Fenice, Bonn's Beethoven Halle, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, Moscow Conservatory, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Seoul’s Performing Arts Center, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and Teatro Colon in Argentina among many others. Lily has released several recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, and Belgian label Avanti Classics. Lily is a Steinway Artist and the proud owner of the last instrument of the legendary Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.

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SARAH OATES

 

South African violinist, holds the position of assoc. concertmaster at London Philharmonia.

She is furthermore a guest concertmaster at London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist, Sarah has enjoyed appearances with Holland Symfonia, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sarah is an experienced chamber musician and performs regularly around the world. In May 2015 she performed the opening concert of the new Philharmonia Chamber Music Series in the Royal Festival Hall, London, where she now performs every year. As a member of the Devich Piano Trio, she recorded four CD’s with Challenge Records to international critical acclaim.

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MISAKO AKAMA

 

Japanese violinist, holds the position of Concertmaster of the Belgian National Orchestra. Before that, she was Concertmaster of Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire (Paris, France). She has also collaborated as a guest Concertmaster at the Opera of Brussels 'La Monnaie/De Munt'.
Misako Akama is a prize-winner at 'Henri Marteau International Competition' (2nd Prize and Special Prize for Mozart’s interpretation, 2014), and 'Long Thibaud Crespin Competition' (Special Mention for the interpretation of P.Boulez’ “Anthèmes I”, 2014). As a soloist, she has performed violin concertos accompanied by the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire (Paris).
She has been invited to play at SALON International Chamber Music Festival in France and collaborated especially with Éric Le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud, Gordan Nikolitch, William Sabatier, Zvi Plesser, and Frank Braley, among others.

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ALDO BAERTEN

 

Belgian flutist, holds the position of Principal Flutist at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the positions of Professor for Flute at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp, at the Hogeschool der Kunsten Utrecht (NL), and at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Köln/Aachen.

He is a regular guest at the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, I Fiamminghi, European Union Opera, Arctic Philharmonic, Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

Aldo Baerten played as a soloist with eminent orchestras as the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester, RSO Basel, National Orchestra of Belgium, Walloon Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Las Vegas and Kansas City Symphony, Samaai Sinfonietta under the baton of D. Stern, V. Czarniecki, P. Rundel, G. Octors, Z. Nagy, T. Yuasa, S. Byess, E. Aadland, R.Wilson, S.Mäkkilä.

Aldo Baerten has recorded extensively on Cypres, Phaedra, ECM, Pentatone and PMP and Principal Chairs.

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NADJA NEVOLOVITSCH

 

Russian-German violinist, holds the position of leader of the 1st violins at the Brussels Philharmonic. She holds as well the position of violin professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne/Aachen).
As a soloist, Nadja has already performed accompanied by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonie Baden Baden, Camerata Menuhin and Harmos Festival Orchestra.
She has been successful in numerous international competitions, including the Henri Wieniawski Competition in Poland and the Toshiya Eto Competition in Tokyo, second prize in the International Violin Competition Sion-Valais in Switzerland and the Königin Sophie Charlotte Competition in Germany, and first prize in the Luxembourg Competition for Young Soloists.

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MONIKA MŁYNARCZYK

Polish violist, is currently working as co-principal viola in the orchestra of the Brussels opera house La Monnaie/De Munt. She is a former member of the Chamber Orchestra of The National Forum of Music in Poland. Monika has played with Luxembourg Philharmonic, Antverp Symphony Orchestra and also as a co-principal in Opera of Florence and principal solo viola with Belgian National Orchestra. As a chamber musician she took part in festivals such as Encuentro de Santander, Pablo Casals Festival, Festival Musiq'3 & Festival Midis-Minimes.

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ELAINE NG

Hong Kong-born violist, is currently working as assistant-principal viola at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. She also served as the associate concertmaster of Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Topeka Symphony Orchestra, and currently serves as principal viola at the Des Moines Symphony and plays with the Kansas City Symphony.
As a soloist, Elaine Ng has collaborated with cellist José Herrera on seasonal concert series along with the Orchestra Camerata de Coahuila on Brahms’s Double Concerto in Mexico.
As a chamber musician, she is a winner of the first prize at the Ravel Prix Chamber Music Competition at Fontainebleau; she is also one of the Artist-Residents at the professional chamber music group newEar Contemporary Ensemble and a guest artist at the Bach Aria Soloist Ensemble.
Elaine Ng works with leading living composers including Zhou Long, Chen Yi, Kaija Saariaho, Yotam Haber, Aaron Kernis, Donald Crockett, Morton Subotnick, and John Corigliano. Corigliano himself has described her performance as “One of the finest playings of my own compositions that I have ever heard…terrific musical experience!”
In 2020 she entered the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel as Artist in Residence.

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DMITRY SILVIAN

 

Russian cellist, holds the position of solo cello at the Belgian National Orchestra. Prior to that, he held the position of solo cello at the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra in China.
Dmitry is a winner of the 1st prize and the special prize of the best performance at the 'American Protégé' competition in New York (2013), the 4th prize in the Washington International Competition for strings (2015), the Grand Prix as soloist and the 1st Prize on chamber music category in the International Madeira Forum (2011) and he was a finalist of the Grand Concours de Levallois - France (2011).
As a soloist, he already performed with the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse and the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe.
As a chamber musician, he has already performed at the Salle Pleyel (Paris) and the Folle Journée Festival in Japan.

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EDUARDO TONIETTO

 

Italian-Brazilian cellist, as of 2022, has been appointed solo cello of the Flemish Chamber Orchestra. He has also collaborated as a guest solo cello with Sinfonietta Cracovia, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, and Polish Art Philharmonic; as a second solo cello, he has collaborated with the Belgian National Orchestra as well. Eduardo has taken part in several international festivals and performed in prestigious venues, such as La Seine Musicale (Paris), Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany), Arte Amanti Int. Chamber Music Festival (Belgium), Musiq Alpe (France) and this coming season he will perform in Teatro 'La Fenice' (opera of Venice), Arnold Schoenberg Center (Vienna), Galuppi Festival (Venice), Citizens' Garden Concerts of the European Parliament (Brussels), Royal Theatre Carré (Amsterdam). He has also given masterclasses at the University of Rio de Janeiro and as a soloist he performed accompanied by the Brasília International Summer Course orchestra and by the Brasília University Symphony Orchestra. Passionately active in chamber music, Eduardo is also the artistic director of Brussels Muzieque.

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GORDON FANTINI

 

Italian bassoonist, holds the position of principal bassoon at the Belgian National Orchestra.
He has also collaborated with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Venice Opera "La Fenice", Filarmonica of "La Scala" of Milan, Berner Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Kammerorchester Basel and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London.
In 2019, Gordon was a prize winner of the Sàndor Vègh Competition that has seen him as a soloist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra in October 2020.
As a soloist, Gordon has performed Vivaldi’s “La Notte”, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and many performances of Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto with the Ensemble “Accademia dell’Annunciata” of Abbiategrasso. In September 2012 he was also invited by the Chamber Music Society of Colombo (Sri Lanka) to play two concertos by Vivaldi and he was the first bassoon player to perform as a soloist on the island.

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MAURA MARINUCCI

Italian clarinetist, hold the position of principal clarinet at Brussels Philharmonic.
She’s often invited to collaborate as Principal Clarinet at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and she played as guest principal clarinet with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Welsh National Opera, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano and the Mannheimer Philharmoniker. She’s currently on trial for the position of Principal Clarinet with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Her debut as soloist was in 2016 with the Mozart Concerto k622 in Turin, where she got the prestigious prize “Renzo Giubergia” from the De Sono foundation. She played also Weber Concerto n.1 with Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese and Berio’s Sequenza IXa for the Ticino Contemporary music festival.

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MONIKA DARS

Lithuanian pianist, is a laureate of the Joseph Darche Piano Prize (Brussels) and received the 2nd prize at Luigi Nono Chamber Music Competition (Italy). With the Urban Piano Quartet, she is a winner of the Supernova 2019 competition (Belgium) and the Nordic Strings chamber music competition (Denmark).
As a soloist, she already performed accompanied by the Lviv Chamber, Lithuanian State Symphony, Kaunas Symphony, National M.K. Ciurlionis School of Arts (Symphony and Chamber orchestras).
Monika appeared at prestigious European festivals such as Encuentro de Santander (Spain); Harmos Festival (Portugal); Academie Internationale d`Ete de Nice (France); Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark); Rencontres Musicales Internationales d’Enghien, Midis-Minimes, Resonances (Belgium); Apeldoorn Festival, Akoesticum Talent Program (The Netherlands); Aurora Festival (Sweden); Bieszczady Bez Granic Piano Forum (Poland); National Students` Academy (M.Rostropovich foundation), Christopher`s Summer Festival (Lithuania).

 

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ANTONIO CAPOLUPO

 

Italian clarinetist, holds the position of solo clarinet at the Brussels opera house La Monnaie/De Munt; he held previously the positions of co-principal clarinet at the Belgian National Orchestra and at the Malmö SymfoniOrkester in Sweden.
Antonio has 11 international awards, including First Prize at the International Clarinet Competition "Marco Fiorindo" in 2014, First Prize at the International Clarinet Competition of Chieri in 2011, Second Prize at the International Clarinet Competition "Saverio Mercadante" in 2013. He also collaborated with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Opéra de Toulon (France), OSR - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande of Geneva, Haydn Symphony Orchestra (Bolzano-Italy), and the orchestra of the Teatro Regio Torino.
In January 2019, Antonio made his debut as a soloist with orchestra in BOZAR performing the world premiere of a piece dedicated to him by the Spanish composer Mauricio Sotelo, under the baton of the maestro Alain Altinoglu.

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MATTEO DEL MONTE

 

Italian flutist, holds the position of solo flute at the Brussels opera house La Monnaie/De Munt; he also held previously the same position at the Verdi Orchestra in Milan. As a soloist, Matteo performed accompanied by the OSI - Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Juniorchestra of Santa Cecilia di Roma, and he was awarded several prizes, including First Prize in the Giovani Musici Competition of the Arts Academy in 2006, First Prize in the National Syrinx Competition organized by the Accademia Italiana del Flauto in 2007 and 2008, First Prize in the National Chamber Music Competition "Città di Campagnano" in 2008, First Prize in Emanuele Krakamp Flute Competition 2009. Furthermore, he collaborates as First Flute with Teatro del Maggio (Florence Opera), Teatro Regio Torino, la Verdi Orchestra (Milan), Orchestra Leonore (Pistoia), Orchestra Italiana del Cinema, I Solisti Aquilani, Roma Tre Orchestra, and as Second and Piccolo Flute with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.  

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EMMA WAUTERS

Belgian harpist, is a regular guest at Brussels Philharmonic, Opera La Monnaie, Flanders Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonieorchester Aachen. Emma regularly performs chamber music at venues such as Bozar, Concertgebouw Brugge, De Bijloke & Amuz. She was the assistant harp teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (2014-17) and currently holds teaching positions at the LUCA School of Arts in Leuven and at the Municipal Conservatory of Brugge and the Art Academy of Torhout. 

As a young talent, Emma won prizes at the National Rotary Harp Competition (2008, 2nd prize and Young Talent prize), the Belfius Competition (2009, 1st prize), the International Félix Godefroid Competition (2010, 1st prize) and the Martine Géliot Competition (2010, 3rd prize). She was also selected to participate in the Heidelberger Frühling Festival in 2012, where she performed with the Danel Quartet, among others.

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DAVID POSKIN

 

Belgian cellist, won the first prize in the International Young Virtuosi Pipkov Competition in Sofia 2015, 3rd prize at the International David Popper Cello Competition in Budapest 2015, the special prize at an international competition in Malta 2015, the Concours Edmond Baert (junior category) 2007 and the UFAM competition Paris 2005.
As a soloist, David Poskin has performed the Shostakovitch concerto with the East Flemish Symphony Orchestra and the Schumann concerto with the Nuove Musiche Orchestra Brussels. In 2017, he played Haydn’s concerto in D with the Arte Amanti Academy and Tchaikovski’s Rococco Variations with the AMAJ Orchestra Ghent and in 2009 he performed the Khatchatourian concerto in Oxford as a soloist.
Among his chamber music partners, we can name Lily and Sasha Maisky, Alissa Margulis, Ofer Canetti, Leonid Kerbel, Dasha Moroz, Kristie Su, Gina Beukes, Luc Devos to name a few.
In August 2020 David gave Masterclasses cello and chamber music at the Zomerstage Arte Amanti.

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JACQUELINE PREYS

 

Bulgarian violinist, holds the position of principal section leader of the 2nd violins in the Belgian National Orchestra.

She is a laureate of the 3rd Prize at the Vienna Stefanie Hohl Violin Competition, the Young Emerging Star Award Duo piano/violin at International Chamber Music Competition, Plovdiv, and a National Award for High Musical Achievements in 2007 from the Minister of Culture in Bulgaria.
Jacqueline has performed as a soloist with Sofia, Plovdiv, and Varna Philharmonic Orchestras in Bulgaria and performed in 2011 as a soloist with the Orchestre du CNR de Paris in Théâtre du Châtelet. She took part in numerous festivals such as the Orford Summer Festival, Canada, the Asahikawa Music
Festival, Japan, the International Music Academy “Orpheus”, Vienna and the Varna Summer Music Festival, Bulgaria.
In 2022 she had performed with the Brussels String Quartet of the Belgian National Orchestra at a concert in Athens for the King and Queen of Belgium and the President of Greece.

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MAVROUDES TROULLOS

 

Cypriot bassoonist, winner of several international prizes, such as the First Prizes at the Grand Prize Virtuoso of Amsterdam (2019), Paris (2019) and London (2019), as well as Second Prize at the North International Music Competition in Sweden (2018) and the Horlait-Dapsens Award in Belgium (2018). Mavroudes has been named Ambassador of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel in 2018. He has given recitals in big concert halls such as the Amphitheater of the Philharmonie in Paris, the Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall, and the Kleine Zaal of Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He has appeared as a soloist with the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Koninklijke Muziekkapel van de Gidsen. At age 21, Mavroudes held a position as 2nd Principal Bassoonist at the Greek National Opera. He has also served as a guest musician at the Brussels Philharmonic, the Belgian National Orchestra, and the La Monnaie/De Munt, the Armonia Atenea Orchestra and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

COMPOSERS-IN-RESIDENCE

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WALTER HUS

 

Belgian composer and pianist, wrote film scores for Suite Sixteen (Dominique Deruddere) and The Pillow Book (Peter Greenaway); toured the world with his ensemble Maximalist! and wrote and performed for theatre and ballet (amongst others Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Wim Vandekeybus, Roxanne Huilmand, Needcompany, Bud Blumenthal, Discordia, Beukelaars, Kortekaas, Ritsema...).
He was commissioned by a number of music institutions and festivals, such as the Kaaitheater, deSingel, the Beursschouwburg, Automne en Normandie , Festival van Vlaanderen, Antwerpen '93, Happy New Ears, Vooruit, Felix Meritis, Hebbel Theater, the Rode Pomp, Ars Musica and many others.
His trilogy of operas ("Meneer, de zot & tkint" / "Bloetwollefduivel" / "Titus Andonderonikustmijnklote"), lyrics by Jan Decorte, toured in Belgium and other European countries and were described as "masterpieces of stilistic venom [...] flawless little lessons in opera esthetics"
He composed a cycle of twenty-four preludes and fugues for multiple combinations of instruments. He performed and toured the 2 piano versions of the Preludes and Fugues together with pianist/composer Frederic Rzewski.
In 2012, Hus created an opera based on Chris Ware's graphic novel "Lint".
From 2004 till now, Walter Hus has been an artist in residence at the Brussels based consulting company Namahn.com. 
In recent years, Hus is best known for his work with the Decap organ, a computer-controlled environment of automated organ- and percussion-units. He started transcribing his own sheet music for Decap's new instruments in the early 2000s and "fell completely in love with the whole instrumentarium and saw far greater potential in it". Decap lent him an instrument, and Hus continues composing for and performing with the organ.
In 2010, Hus composed a Decap version of the techno cult hit "Universal Nation" for the documentary film "The Sound of Belgium".
In 2015, he received the Ensor Award at the Oostende International Film Festival for his soundtrack to the film N-the madness of reason by Peter Krüger.

In 2018 he released his piano solo album "Supersonic Flora" and composed soundtracks for the films "Transnistra" (Anna Eborn) , "Little man, Time and the Troubadour" (Ineke Smits) and "Oratorium zonder Doel" (Manu Riche). 

The documentary film "Walter Hus, a musical journey", by Astrid Mertens, will be released in autumn 2022. 

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NIGEL CLARKE

 

Belgium-based British composer, studied composition with Paul Patterson at the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded the Academy’s highest distinction, the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. In 1997 the U.S. Ambassador to the UK (William J. Crowe, Jr.) invited Clarke to join the U.S. Embassy’s flagship exchange programme, ‘The United States International Visitor Leadership Program’ and as its alumnus, he is a member of the John Adams Society.
Clarke has held positions as Composition and Contemporary Music Tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, London, Head of Composition at the London College of Music and Media and Visiting Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music. His associations include Young Composer in Residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Associate Composer to the Young Artists Concert Trust (YCAT), and Associate Composer to the the Black Dyke Mills Band as well as the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
Clarke has written for symphony orchestra, brass band, and many chamber music combinations, as well as collaborating on several major film scores, including Jinnah, The Little Vampire, The Little Polar Bear, The Thief Lord, Will & Baseline. His compositions are recorded on the prestigious labels: Naxos, Toccata Classics, Metier, Polyphonic, MovieScore Media, Varese Sarabande, Universal Music Company, Colosseum, Alhambra Records and Colosseum.
Clarke’s scores have received many performances worldwide including in Argentina, Australia, Bosnia, Canada, Colombia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Turkey, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, as well as throughout the European Union.
Clarke’s music is published by C. Alan Publications, Maecenas Music, Novello & Co, Peters Edition, Studio Music Company, Hafabra Music, Band Press and KnightWind Music.

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PAUL PELLAY

 

A native of Imperia, Italy, Paul Pellay moved to England in 1978. From 1980 to 1986 he studied piano with Ronald Smith, after which he entered the Royal Academy of Music as a postgraduate student in composition under Paul Patterson and visiting professors such as Marek Stachowski and Hans Werner Henze. From 1990 to 1993 he resided in America, entering Memphis State University, where he finished his studies under John Baur, Donald Freund and Kamran Ince. His works have been performed in the UK, the USA, Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Turkey, Macedonia, Albania, Ukraine and Australia, by artists such as John Bradbury (clarinet), Linda Merrick (clarinet), Shelly Sublett (oboe), Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin), Philippa Mo (violin), Neil Heyde (cello), Richard Dubugnon (double bass), the violin duo Retorica, the Helvet Quartet, the Kreutzer Quartet, the Nash Ensemble, members of the Paris National Opera Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Britten Sinfonia, the Cambridgeshire County Youth Orchestra and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Conductors who have championed his music include Edward Gregson, Elgar Howarth, Lionel Friend, Richard Hickox, Nicholas Cleobury, Roger Smalley, Ron Spigelman and Alan Balter. He has been active as a freelance music editor, working with various composers and publishers. He has been involved with school projects in Canterbury’s annual Sounds New Music Festival in 1997-2000. From 2001 to 2004 he taught composition and orchestration at Thames Valley University in London. In 2010, his evening-length Thesaurus of Violinistic Fiendishness for solo violin was recorded by Peter Sheppard Skaerved and released to critical acclaim on the Metier label the following year. His ….void-scattered distances.... (2015) for clarinet and string quartet has been recorded by Linda Merrick and the Kreutzer Quartet for future release.