Jan Van Landeghem

Category:componist, docent, muzikant
Temse, 28.01.1954
Genre(s):Klassiek
Instrument(s):klavecimbel, orgel
Actual/previous member of:Duo Landini

Biography

Jan Van Landeghem was born in Temse in 1954. He began his musical studies at the City Music Academy of Sint-Niklaas. He subsequently attended the conservatories of Brussels and Maastricht, earning first prizes in composition (magna cum laude) under Peter Cabus and André Laporte in Brussels and a solo diploma in organ under Kamiel D'hooghe in Maastricht. He attended courses in improvisation, organ, composition, and choral and orchestral conduction in France (with Iannis Xenakis, among others), Germany and the Netherlands. He was also regularly in contact with Karel Goeyvaerts in the last years of that composer's life.
Van Landeghem has appeared as a performer in most European countries, in the Far East and in the United States. He has recorded for both the Belgian and Dutch Radio. Selected as Fulbright Scholar for Belgium in 1985, he taught and performed at Georgia State University and at the University of Krakow (Poland). As conductor of the In Dulci Jubilo boys choir he has conducted concerts throughout Europe. He subsequently became conductor of the Concinentes chamber choir. At present he is director of the Music Academy in Bornem and teaches notation and composition at the Royal Music Conservatory in Brussels.
Jan Van Landeghem has won first prize in a number of composition competitions, including the national competition Wendungen of the Flanders Festival, for his work Epitaffio for Symphony Orchestra (1993) and the international Prize for Contemporary Music Flanders-Québec 1995 in Montreal for his string quartet Silent Scream. In 2000 he was chosen Composer of the Year 2000 at the Ramsgate Spring Festival for his piano quartet Marcatissimo.

Selective bibliography
- Y. KNOCKAERT, art. Jan Van Landeghem, in M. DELAERE, Y. KNOCKAERT en H. SABBE, Nieuwe Muziek in Vlaanderen, Brugge, 1998, p. 123-125
- P. LEYS, Jan Van Landeghem in de kijker, in Even aanzoemen, 24, 1996, p. 10-11
- B. VAN CLEEMPUT, De boodschap van een boogschutter, in Muziek en Woord, 20, 1994, p. 3
- K. VAN DEN BUYS, Het eerste pianoconcert van Jan Van Landeghem, in Muziek en Woord, nr. 332, 2002, p. 16
- J. VAN HOLEN, De orgelwerken van Jan Van Landeghem, in Orgelkunst, jg. 25, nr. 1, 2002


©2001 Eva Demeyer, for Flanders Music Centre and MATRIX
©2005 Rebecca Diependaele, for Flanders Music Centre and MATRIX (update)

Selective discography

ElegyElegy (2012)
21st century / contemporary, romanticism
Duo Landini, Joseph Rheinberger, Ernest Chausson, Jan Van Landeghem, Johan Svendsen, Jenny Spanoghe, Jan Van Landeghem, Paul Hindemith (...)
Violin Favorites with Duo LandiniViolin Favorites with Duo Landini (2008)
Jenny Spanoghe, Jules Massenet, Jan Van Landeghem, Sergei Rachmaninov, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Henryk Wieniawski, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Jan Van Landeghem (...)
Franck - Van LandeghemFranck - Van Landeghem (2006)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, romanticism
Jenny Spanoghe, Jan Van Landeghem, Duo Landini, Jan Van Landeghem, August de Boeck, César Franck
Original arias for soprano, trumpet and organOriginal arias for soprano, trumpet and organ (1991)
Baroque
Jan Van Landeghem, Alain Roelant, Marie-Noëlle De Callatay, Pater Damian Stachowicz, Alessandro Melani, Alessandro Scarlatti, Henry Purcell, Aldrovandini (...)

Selectieve discografie als componist

Final favouritesFinal favourites (2017)
classical
Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Parsons, Hugh Ashton, Costanzo Festa, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, Matthew Locke, Jan Van Der Roost (...)
TimelapseTimelapse (2016)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Kugoni Trio, Astor Piazzolla, Jan Hendrik Van Damme, Erik Desimpelaere, Benjamien Lycke, Jan Van Landeghem
Encore!Encore! (2012)
20th century, romanticism
Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Willem Wander Van Nieuwkerk, James V. Monaco, Jeroen D'hoe, Vittorio Monti, Jacob de Haan, Björn Hagvall, Jan Van Landeghem (...)
ElegyElegy (2012)
21st century / contemporary, romanticism
Duo Landini, Joseph Rheinberger, Ernest Chausson, Jan Van Landeghem, Johan Svendsen, Jenny Spanoghe, Jan Van Landeghem, Paul Hindemith (...)
Contemporary Music in Flanders VIIContemporary Music in Flanders VII (2011)
20th century
Walter Boudreau, Dirk Blockeel, Jan Wauters, Roland Coryn, Isabelle Brys, Jean Louel, Bart Bouckaert, Frederik Neyrinck (...)
A chinese concertoA chinese concerto (2011)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Koninklijke Muziekkapel van de Gidsen, Albert Ketelby, Yves Seegers, Jan Van Landeghem, Jenny Spanoghe, Chen Qian
Violin Favorites with Duo LandiniViolin Favorites with Duo Landini (2008)
Jenny Spanoghe, Jules Massenet, Jan Van Landeghem, Sergei Rachmaninov, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Henryk Wieniawski, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Jan Van Landeghem (...)
Jenny Spanoghe from classical violin to five-string violaJenny Spanoghe from classical violin to five-string viola (2008)
20th century
Jenny Spanoghe, Jan Van Landeghem, Kurt Bikkembergs, Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Ledoux, Gian Paolo Luppi, Alfred Schnittke
From Io to DandiFrom Io to Dandi (2008)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Belgian Brass, Dirk Brossé, Jan Van Landeghem, Jan Van Der Roost, Wim Henderickx
Franck - Van LandeghemFranck - Van Landeghem (2006)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, romanticism
Jenny Spanoghe, Jan Van Landeghem, Duo Landini, Jan Van Landeghem, August de Boeck, César Franck

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Victor Legley
Victor Legley

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Documents:Contemporary Music in Flanders III (book)
Contemporary Music in Flanders VII (book)