Paul Steegmans

Hasselt, 03.07.1957
Instrument(s):orgel, piano


Paul Steegmans was born on 3 July 1957 in Hasselt. In 1980 he earned a diploma in piano and music education at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, and went on to receive a first prize in fugue in 1985. From 1981 he took advance courses in piano with André de Groote (Brussels), Jacques de Tiège (Antwerp) and Jean Franssen (Maastricht). He later studied with Willem Kersters at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, earning his first prize in composition there in 1993. Steegman was a prize winner at the Baron Flor Peeters Composition Competition (with Concertstuk for organ, 1983) and twice in the Cantabile Competition (with Dance and scherzo for piano). In 1989, his Sonata for clarinet and piano was awarded the Albert de Vleeschouwer Prize. Compositions by Steegmans have been performed in Japan, Finland, Costa Rica and Cuba. Since 1980 the composer has taught piano and accompaniment at the Ghent Academy for Word and Dance and is guest teacher of practical harmony at the Lemmens Institute. Paul Steegmans is also well known as an accompanist of singers and choirs, and has given concerts both in Belgium and abroad (Germany, Sweden, England) as a soloist and improviser.

©2003 Peter Bovens, for Flanders Music Centre and MATRIX

Work review & selective list of works:

Selective discography

Feestconcert Helikon 45 jaarFeestconcert Helikon 45 jaar (2010)
Paul Steegmans, Paul Steegmans, Willy Appermont

Selectieve discografie als componist

Classics revisitedClassics revisited (2021)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Kugoni Trio, Victor Herbiet, Charles Koechlin, Benjamien Lycke, Dmitri Sjostakovich, Nimrod Borenstein, Paul Steegmans, Ward De Vleeschhouwer (...)
De innigheid der dingenDe innigheid der dingen (2014)
20th century
René Geldof, Inge Feyen, Kurt Bikkembergs, Jos Venken, Piet Swerts, Martin Slootmaekers, Paul Steegmans
Fingerprints - Signaturen van componerend VlaanderenFingerprints - Signaturen van componerend Vlaanderen (2011)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Bert Van Herck, Filip Rathé, Spectra Ensemble, Simon De Poorter, Annelies Van Parys, Klaas Coulembier, Stéphane Vande Ginste, Noor Sommereyns (...)
Feestconcert Helikon 45 jaarFeestconcert Helikon 45 jaar (2010)
Paul Steegmans, Paul Steegmans, Willy Appermont
CantabileCantabile (2008)
20th century
Stéphane Vande Ginste, Tom De Haes, Ludo Claesen, Bert Van Herck, Peter Thys, Geert D'hollander, Bernard Baert, Stefaan De Lange (...)
A Flemish tribute to ChopinA Flemish tribute to Chopin (2008)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, romanticism
Frédéric Chopin, Piet Swerts, Peter Benoit, Paul Steegmans
Contemporary Music from Flanders - Composers at the LemmensinstituutContemporary Music from Flanders - Composers at the Lemmensinstituut (2005)
20th century
Piet Swerts, Dirk De Nef, Jan Hadermann, Kurt Bikkembergs, Hans Vervenne, Ludo Claesen, Peter Pieters, Jan Van Der Roost (...)
Het Binvignat-Houdtappelorgel (1793) in de Sint-Quintinuskathedraal van HasseltHet Binvignat-Houdtappelorgel (1793) in de Sint-Quintinuskathedraal van Hasselt (2005)
20th century
Johan Hermans, Ludo Claesen, Paul Steegmans, Joost Termont, Kurt Bikkembergs, Ludo Hulshagen, Ludo Claesen
Koor van het jaar 1997-1998Koor van het jaar 1997-1998 (1998)
20th century
Paul Steegmans, Diverse uitvoerders, Kurt Bikkembergs, Jan Coeck, André Waignein, Geert Van Der Straeten, Jacques Maertens, Lucien Posman (...)
In 't stedetje van NazarethIn 't stedetje van Nazareth (1995)
classical crossover
Capella Beatae Mariae Ad Lacum, Kurt Bikkembergs, Paul Steegmans, Gaston Feremans, Leo Aussems, Kurt Bikkembergs

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