Raymond Schroyens

Category:componist
Mechelen, 14.03.1933
Genre(s):20ste eeuw
Instrument(s):klavecimbel

Biography

Raymond Schroyens was born in Mechelen on 14 March 1933. As a 9 year-old choirboy in the famous St Rombaut’s Cathedral choir he came into contact with Jules Van Nuffel and Flor Peeters. In 1950 he entered the Lemmens Institute, then still located in Mechelen, studying with Staf Nees, Marinus de Jong and Jules Van Nuffel. After his military service he studied organ with Flor Peeters from 1954 at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp. From 1958 to 1960 he was choirmaster at St Alphonse’s Church in Dearborn, Michigan, and from 1960 to 1963 he was music teacher and choirmaster at the Scheppers Institute in Mechelen and at St Stanislas College in Berchem. In 1963 Raymond Schroyens began a 30-year administrative-cultural career at the classical radio broadcaster Radio 3 of the BRT. As a musician he was active as a harpsichordist from 1962 to 1972 in the Concertino J.B. Loeillet in Mechelen. From 1970 to his retirement in 1993 he taught harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. In 1975 he became harpsichord teacher at the Municipal Conservatory in Mechelen, where he remained until 1988. Schroyens was also active as a member of the board of various organisations, including the Flanders Festival, where he was also music advisor (1983-2000), Ars Organi Mechelen (chairperson, 1994-1999) and the Flemish Federation for Youth Choirs in Ghent (chairperson, 1996-1997).

©2003 Ruben Bruneel, for Flanders Music Centre and MATRIX

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Selective discography

R. Valentin - J.B. Loeillet - J. LoeilletR. Valentin - J.B. Loeillet - J. Loeillet (1973)
Baroque, 20th century
Mia Loose, Roger Valentin, Louis Gilles, John Loeillet, Hans Bol, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet de Gand, Raymond Schroyens
Willem De Fesch - Zes Sonates voor hobo en continuoWillem De Fesch - Zes Sonates voor hobo en continuo (1973)
Baroque
Louis Gilis, Willem De Fesch, Raymond Schroyens
Franz Schubert - Die Schöne MüllerinFranz Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin
romanticism
Roland Bufkens, Franz Schubert, Raymond Schroyens

Selectieve discografie als componist

Five centuries of Flemish harpsichord musicFive centuries of Flemish harpsichord music (2015)
classical
Jan Devlieger, Heinrich Isaac, Josquin Desprez, anoniem, Josse Boutmy, Dieudonné De Raick, Charles-Joseph van Helmont, François Krafft (...)
Aus der TiefeAus der Tiefe (2014)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Musa Horti, Eric Whitacre, Peter Dejans, Sven-David Sandström, Kurt Bikkembergs, Raymond Schroyens, Rudolf Mauersberger, Vic Nees (...)
Schroyens Raymond - Voorbij de zon en de windSchroyens Raymond - Voorbij de zon en de wind (2012)
21st century / contemporary
Capella di voce, Kurt Bikkembergs, Raymond Schroyens, Stefaan Desmet
Schroyens Raymond - Chanson d'automneSchroyens Raymond - Chanson d'automne (2011)
20th century
BRT Koor, Vic Nees, L'Ensemble Du Quartier, Erik Van Nevel, Raymond Schroyens, Marijke Pyck
Beyond the dreamBeyond the dream (2004)
20th century
Czech Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Frits Celis, Raymond Schroyens, Piet Swerts, Wilfried Westerlinck, Arthur Meulemans, Edmond Saveniers
Op de hoogteOp de hoogte (2003)
20th century, romanticism, classical crossover
helicon, Jan Van Elsacker, Freddy Mariën, Karen Peeters, Griet Jochems, Danny Van Hoof, Lucienne Van Deyck, I Solisti del Vento (...)
Musiche per van DyckMusiche per van Dyck (1997)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, early music
Ring Around Quartet, Clément Janequin, Ennio Morricone, Josquin Desprez, Orlandus Lassus, Matteo D'Amico, Pierre De la Rue, Raymond Schroyens (...)
Musica a Quattro ManiMusica a Quattro Mani (1996)
20th century
Pianoduo Kolacny, Boudewijn Buckinx, Peter Cabus, Raymond Schroyens, Wilfried Westerlinck, Frits Celis, Werner Van Cleemput, Luc Brewaeys (...)
Nog klaarder dan die zonneNog klaarder dan die zonne (1994)
Traditional folk
Griet De Volder, Lieve Van Lancker, Karen Peeters, Kristiaan Van Ingelgem, Vic Nees, Flor Peeters, Piet Stryckers, Juliaan Wilmots (...)
Made in BelgiumMade in Belgium (1993)
classical
Beaux-arts Koperkwintet, Jef Maes, Raymond Decancq, Marinus De Jong, Peter Welffens, Raymond Schroyens, Jan Van Der Roost, Frits Celis (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Jean-Baptiste et John LoeilletJean-Baptiste et John Loeillet
Baroque
Concertino J.B. Loeillet, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet de Gand, John Loeillet