The new Studio Classic residents have been announced!
We are thrilled to welcome Richard He, Leonardo Melchionda and Anouk Neyens&Anne Willem
Richard R. He (1996) is a Swedish-born composer and pianist currently residing in Belgium. With classical music as his academic and musical foundation, his own compositions aim for psychedelic and transcendent sounds with rock, minimalist and electronic influences.
He graduated from the Royal Conservatory Antwerp with a specialisation in composition, having studied under Wim Henderickx and Alain Craens. He is now pursuing a master’s degree in piano, under the supervision of Sergei Edelmann.
Leonardo Melchionda (1992) is an Italian musician and creator of contemporary productions and performances. He expresses his musical art through classical guitar, electric guitar and electronics.
He is currently pursuing a second master's degree in contemporary music at KASK School of Arts in Ghent, under Ictus ensemble and spectra. He already holds a master’s degree in classical guitar as well as a philosophy degree from the University of Bologna.
Anne Willem&Anouk Neyens
Anne Willem studied the oboe under Griet Bols at the Kunstacademie Noord-Limburg in Neerpelt and pursued her studies under Sylvain Cremers at IMEP in Namen. She then went on to obtain a bachelor's degree at the Maastricht Academy of Music. Anne is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Lubeck, Germany.
She has a passion for making and creating musical theatre
and has been a member of the Berlin-based improv orchestra Stegreif since 2020.
Anouk Neyens from Hamont-Achel began taking saxophone lessons at the Kunstacademie Noord-Limburg at the age of nine. Throughout her childhood she has participated in various competitions in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2021 she earned a master’s degree at KASK School of Arts in Ghent. In addition to the saxophone, she also plays the keyboard and the cello and is passionate about improvisation. Anouk is part of the Ghent-based improv collective De Zwarte Zusters.