B-Classic

Artists


The artists we will be working with in 2022 and 2023 (not all) with great joy and enthusiasm:

2023

Amina Osmanu

Amina Osmanu a.k.a. Amos is one half of the duo A/T/O/S (A Taste Of Struggle), completed by Truenoys. The duo released their third album, Waterman, in 2020.De Morgen:‘They say I cry too much and I know too little,’ croons Amina Osmanu a.k.a. Amos on the third album released ...

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Dominique De Groen

Dominique De Groen (b. 1991) is a poet and an artist. Her debut album Shop Girl, published in 2017 by het balanseer, was nominated for the Poëziedebuutprijs Aan Zee and the LZWL-trofee by VRT. Her work has been published in nY, Odiseo, Deus Ex Machina, Samplekanon and De Internet ...

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Frederik Croene

After graduating from Conservatories in 1999 Frederik Croene developed a handful trajectories in which he reflects on the ever changing and multi-layered identities of the classical pianist. As the Gestalt of his instrument is grounded in 19th century romanticism, he still uses ...

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Ikraaan

No one can do what IKRAAAN does. She discovered her passion for music as a teen by listening to artists like Tupac – a passion she combined with her love of the Dutch language. In just one year she developed her distinct, dreamy style that instantly transports you to a world ...

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Lore Binon

Lore Binon obtained a master’s degree in violin in 2008 at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, under Yuzuko Horigome. Her passion for singing gradually took over and she earned a bachelor’s degree in singing from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, under Beatrijs De Vos ...

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2022

Benjamin Glorieux

Benjamin: I don't mind switching from Bach's cello Suites or together with the Belgian National Orchestra to a concert with rapper Zwangere Guy. In addition to being a cellist I am a composer to a lesser extent, and a conductor and educator to an even lesser extent. I mainly mean ...

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Carlo Nardozza

Carlo Nardozza (1982) is the youngest son of two from a warm Italian family in Genk (Belgium). Since the age of seven Carlo has been fascinated by the trumpet and took his first steps in music inspired by his musical father. He graduated cum laude for trumpet at Conservatorium ...

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Ekaterina Levental

Ekaterina Levental was born in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan, one of the republics of the former Soviet Union. Ekaterina moved to Holland in 1993 where she continued her studies on the harp at the Conservatories in Enschede, Rotterdam and Detmold (Germany) with teachers ...

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Frederik Neyrinck

Composer Frederik Neyrinck (°1985) studied in Brussels, Stuttgart and Graz with Piet Kuijken (piano), Jan Van Landeghem, Marco Stroppa and Clemens Gadenstätter (composition). His compositions were already performed by different ensembles and orchestras in Belgium and abroad ...

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Gregory Frateur

Singer Gregory Frateur (1978) is best known as Dez Mona’s flamboyant frontman. The band, formed with Nicolas Rombouts in 2003, originally played a combination of jazz, gospel and spirituals before developing a more accessible sound that can best be described as alternative ...

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I solisti

What began more than 30 years ago as a traditional wind octet has grown under the inspiring leadership of artistic director and founding father Francis Pollet into an ensemble and music production house of international repute. The operation of I SOLISTI consists of four main pillars ...

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Jasmijn Lootens

Jasmijn plays a wide spectrum, from classical cello across microtonal experiments to electronically manipulated improvisations. In 2021, Jasmijn got selected for Studio Classic, an intense artistic trajectory supported by B-Classic and VONK. As a soloist, Jasmijn gave concerts ...

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Jasper Segers

Jasper Segers (b. 1993) is a musician, producer, mixer, known for his work with Jaguar and Sylvie Kreusch. He also works behind the scenes as a sound wizard for various projects. His solo project Jacobin earned him the Theater Aan Zee Jongmuziekprijs in 2019.

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JFDR

Jófríður Ákadóttir (born 4 August 1994) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist known as JFDR and is a founding member of the musical groups Samaris and Pascal Pinon. She has worked with numerous other musicians and has ...

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Kieran Brunt

Kieran Brunt is a singer, songwriter and producer based in London. A versatile musician working across a broad range of genres, he first discovered music through singing in choirs and operas as a schoolboy. After playing in bands and busking as a teenager, he went on to study music ...

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Kim Van den Brempt

 Pianist Kim Van den Brempt has an eclectic repertoire that ranges from accompanist to soloist to classical musician. He has worked on more than a hundred contemporary music creations, among others with Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, led by Jean-Paul Dessy. His interest in contemporary ...

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Laurence Roothooft

 Laurence Roothooft (Antwerpen, 1987) is an actress, performer and singer. She graduated from the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts. She and her husband Tom Pintens make up the duo ELDERS, an English-language electronic pop band with vocals and synths.  

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Laurens Mariën

 Laurens Mariën (b. 1990), studied diction and drama at Kunsthumaniora Antwerp before obtaining a master’s degree in autonomous design at KASK School of Arts in Ghent. During his studies, Mariën began curating exhibitions and making music. This gave rise to ...

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Lucas Derycke

Lucas Derycke (1990) is an audio and theatre maker. He graduated from the RITCS School of Arts in Brussels in 2014. His work finds its way to radio stations and theatre halls at home and abroad. For the audio piece 'Screener', he received the Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden ...

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Maarten Lingier

Maarten Lingier (1993) started his studies in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with prof. Jan Wijn for piano in 2011 and graduated in 2015 'with excellence' for the Bachelor in Music. In 2015, he started studying at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel as a master student to study ...

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Martijn Vanbuel

Martijn Vanbuel studied jazz double bass at the Lemmensinstituut conservatory of Leuven, Belgium (now LUCA School of Arts) and at the Superieur Conservatory of Paris, France. After a brief show-up in the scene of Shanghai, China, Martijn lives in Taipei, Taiwan, from 2016 till ...

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Matthias Van de brul

Matthias Van de brul (Bonheiden, 1995) graduated from LUCA Drama in 2018, where he developed a strong preference for idiosyncratic text theatre. He played with companies such as Het nieuwstedelijk, Muziektheater Walpurgis, De Nwe Tijd, tg Nunc and fABULEUS. He made the performances ...

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Maya Dhondt

Maya Dhondt started her classical piano studies at the Conservatory of Ghent and finished them at the Conservatory of Antwerp in 2020. Since graduating, she has alternated performing assignments with her own creations. In her work, she explores the boundaries and potential overlaps ...

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Michiel De Naegel

Michiel De Naegel was born in Beringen. In 2018 he earned a master’s degree in composition at KASK School of Arts in Ghent, where the character Joeri Chipsvingers was born. De Naegel was asked to compose an upbeat tune. The result made him think of the opening music for an ...

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Pieter Theuns

 Pieter Theuns started his career as a self-taught guitar player with a focus on rock and pop music. Along the way, his attention shifted towards classical music. He earned a master’s degree in classical music from the Lemmensinstituut (under Raphaëlla Smits) and ...

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Rashif El Kaoui

Rashif El Kaoui earned a master's degree in diction from the Royal Conservatory Antwerp in 2014 and has since worked as an actor, audio maker, and writer. In 2016 he won the El Hizjra Literature Prize for prose. His work was published in Das Magazin and Das Mag’s 2018 Sampler ...

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Tim Finoulst

Tim Finoulst (1986) graduated summa cum laude in 2010 from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp with Hendrik Braeckman and Martijn van Iterson. He followed masterclasses with Peter Hertmans, Hans Van Oost, John Scofield, Fabien Degryse, Serge Lazarevitch, Jonathan Kreisberg, Hilmar ...

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YBS

Young Belgian Strings is a string orchestra composed of 21 young talents from the different string instrument classes of all the Royal Conservatories and Music Schools of Belgium. YBS wish to give to our laureates and students the opportunity to meet, exchange experiences, ...

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