B-Classic - About us


B-Classic wants to give classical music a new role in a constantly evolving society.

We plan to do this by:

  • making room for creative processes that allow musicians to shape a new creative practice, individually or collaboratively
  • exposing the links between the way historic and contemporary musical compositions are created, performed and experienced
  • creating opportunities for classical music and other genres to converge outside traditional venues and locations
  • collaborating with partners who support and promote this experiential approach to classical music

Room to play

We make room for makers and give them the tools to research, create and present. Within this space, makers have the opportunity and the freedom to experiment and reflect.

We create space:

  • at Studio Classic, where classical musicians become makers
  • in our atelier*, where new productions are born and where makers have room to develop project ideas
  • on stage at the BEROERT festival, the Elfurenmis, MOLD and the outdoor concert in Borgloon

*We share a space (De Nieuwe Zaal) with Het nieuwstedelijk and Cinema ZED in the city centre of Hasselt.


Bob Permentier

+32 475 436 277

Kris Jannis

+32 497 427 960

Frank Veenstra

Artistic advice
Projects and alliances

Board of Directors

Hugo Peumans (chairman)
Nik Baerten
Jaak Baerten
Karolien De Clippel
Mit Lenaerts
Bart Lodewijckx
Yvette Nootens
Musti Önlen
Ignace Schops
Lies steppe