Luc Ponet

Category:docent, muzikant, dirigent
28.11.1959
Genre(s):Klassiek
Instrument(s):orgel

Biography

The Belgian organist Luc Ponet is curator and consultant for the Organ Festival and related policy in the city of Leuven. He is organist-titular of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Tongeren, organist-in-residence of the Land Commandery Alden Biesen, the European cultural centre of the Flemish government, and musical director of the Bach Collegium Alden Biesen. Furthermore, he is the inspector of art education (academies of music and conservatories) for the Flemish community.

He made his international debut as a concert organist in Paris and Warsaw in 1982. He went on to develop a multifaceted international career as an organist, conductor, professor (Lemmens Institute Leuven) and visiting professor (Concordia University in River Forest – Chicago, among others).

A broad-based study programme at the Lemmens Institute, College of Music in Leuven (organ class of Chris Dubois), further studies under Prof. Dr. Hans Haselböck at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna and master classes from, among others, Flor Peeters, Marie-Claire Alain, Montserrat Torrent, Ewald Kooiman and Harald Vogel have all contributed to what he is today: a musician with a broad range, enjoying worldwide fame for his concerts, lectures and master classes. Luc Ponet is an exponent of more then  five centuries of organ music: from the Middle Ages to premières of contemporary music and improvisations. He regularly works with renowned soloists, ensembles, orchestras, jazz musicians, dancers, actors and visual artists.

Over the years he has recorded several CDs and has published a number of books and articles in specialist journals about organs and the organist’s art.

At the Faculty of Architecture and the Arts of the University Leuven, drs. Luc Ponet prepares a doctoral degree with a dissertation on performance practice and the organist’s art in the prince bishopric of Liège during the first half of the 17th century.

Selective discography

Christmas in BelgiumChristmas in Belgium (2016)
classical
Jean-Pierre van Hees, Diverse componisten, Luc Ponet, Jules Van Nuffel, Pierre Froidebise, anoniem
Twintig jaar het orgel in Vlaanderen vzw 1990-2010Twintig jaar het orgel in Vlaanderen vzw 1990-2010 (2010)
20th century, romanticism, classicism, Baroque
Luc Ponet, Thomas Babou , Jan Vermeire, François-Joseph Fétis, Johan Hermans, Jean Adam Guilain, Joris Verdin, Peeter Cornet (...)
Bach Johann Sebastian - Goldberg-Variationen in Alden BiesenBach Johann Sebastian - Goldberg-Variationen in Alden Biesen (2008)
Baroque
Luc Ponet, Johann Sebastian Bach
Historical organs of Peer, Godsheide, Bolderberg, Leut, Beek and MillenHistorical organs of Peer, Godsheide, Bolderberg, Leut, Beek and Millen (2008)
20th century, romanticism, Baroque
Joost Vermeiren, Luc Ponet, Johan Hermans, Helmut De Backer, Jos Moors, Alain Arnols, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Georg Böhm (...)
Flemish Organ Treasure -  Vol IFlemish Organ Treasure - Vol I (2004)
Baroque, early music
Luc Ponet, Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Peter Pieters, Luc Ponet, anoniem, Gerardus Scronx, Thomas Babou , Hendrik Vanden Abeele (...)
The Flemish Organ Heritage - vol. 1The Flemish Organ Heritage - vol. 1 (2000)
Baroque, 20th century, early music
Luc Ponet, Gace Brulé, Sebastian Aguilera De Heredia, Abraham van den Kerckhoven, Francisco Peraza, anoniem, John Playford, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (...)
Livre d'orgue Anonyme du XVIIIe siècleLivre d'orgue Anonyme du XVIIIe siècle (2000)
classicism
Luc Ponet, anoniem
Bach and contemporariesBach and contemporaries (1999)
Baroque
Luc Ponet, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Philipp Krieger, Johann Kuhnau, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Johann Christoph Altnickol

Selectieve discografie als componist

In honorem B.M.V. Causa Nostrae LaetitaeIn honorem B.M.V. Causa Nostrae Laetitae (2012)
20th century
Piet Swerts, Jan Peeters, De Kleine Cantorij Tongeren, Luc Ponet, Els Crommen, Kurt Bikkembergs, Noëlle Schepens, Jan Caals (...)
Historical organs of Peer, Godsheide, Bolderberg, Leut, Beek and MillenHistorical organs of Peer, Godsheide, Bolderberg, Leut, Beek and Millen (2008)
20th century, romanticism, Baroque
Joost Vermeiren, Luc Ponet, Johan Hermans, Helmut De Backer, Jos Moors, Alain Arnols, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Georg Böhm (...)
Flemish Organ Treasure -  Vol IFlemish Organ Treasure - Vol I (2004)
Baroque, early music
Luc Ponet, Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Peter Pieters, Luc Ponet, anoniem, Gerardus Scronx, Thomas Babou , Hendrik Vanden Abeele (...)
The Flemish Organ Heritage - vol. 1The Flemish Organ Heritage - vol. 1 (2000)
Baroque, 20th century, early music
Luc Ponet, Gace Brulé, Sebastian Aguilera De Heredia, Abraham van den Kerckhoven, Francisco Peraza, anoniem, John Playford, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Christmas in BelgiumChristmas in Belgium (2016)
classical
Jean-Pierre van Hees, Diverse componisten, Luc Ponet, Jules Van Nuffel, Pierre Froidebise, anoniem

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