Joris Verdin

Category:muzikant, solist, docent, oude muziek, repertoire, hedendaagse componist, hedendaagse muziek
Anderlecht, 1952
Genre(s):20ste eeuw, romantiek, classicisme, barok
Instrument(s):orgel, harmonium

Biography

Joris Verdin is both organist and musicologist. This combination is the reason for his preference of reviving forgotten music at the same time as he creates contemporary compositions. He has recorded over forty CDs as a soloist, spanning many musical eras and styles. After various activities as accompanist, arranger and producer he now focuses on the organ as well as the harmonium and has become internationally reputed as a specialist. He teaches the organ at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and is professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Master classes, musical editions and articles are an important part of his activities. Amongst them, the first complete edition of César Franck harmonium works and the first handbook of harmonium technique. The Spanish town Torre de Juan Abad (Ciudad Real) appointed Joris Verdin as honorary organist of the historical organ built by Gaspar de la Redonda in 1763. Obtained Diapason d’Or (and “Event of the month”) (France) and Cecilia-award (Belgian Press) in 2001 for his Franck organ works recording. A compilation of his organ works was recorded in 1998 (RIC 233442) and reissued in 2014. Musician of the year of the Flanders Festival 2002. Artistic adviser and inauguration of the Liszt “orgue-piano” in Vienna, 2005. Since 2007, after inaugurating the restored Cavaillé-Coll organ 1864, artistic leader of the “Voix Célestes” Program at the Fondation Royaumont, France. Obtained “Le meilleur Widor” by ClassiqueInfo for his recording of Widor’s symphonies I-IV. In 2011 he received the "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik". The November 2011 issue of the "American Record Guide" van november 2011 puts it this way: "Verdin, the apparent Dean of harmonium players, certainly knows how to get the most from the harmonium". In March 2012, his recording of Lefébure-Wely's Suites pour Harmonicorde was honoured with the "Diapason d'Or" (French musical press). In September 2012 his recording of organ music by Willaert, in collaboration with the Capilla Flamenca, received "Choc de la Musique", "Diapason d'Or", “Klara Prize” (Flemish Radio) and Cecilia-award. 2014: "Diapason d'Or" for the "Guide des Instruments de Musique" in collaboration with musicians from the Ricercar Label. 2015: “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik” for the DVD César Franck, Father of the Organ Symphony, with a substantial contribution by Joris Verdin on performance practice; artistic director of the Gothenburg International Organ Academy.

Selective discography

César Franck - D'un clavier à l'autre; Douze pièces pour orgueCésar Franck - D'un clavier à l'autre; Douze pièces pour orgue (2022)
romanticism
Joris Verdin, César Franck, Cindy Castello, Bart Verheyen
César Franck - Complete organ & harmonium worksCésar Franck - Complete organ & harmonium works (2022)
romanticism
Joris Verdin, César Franck
August Reinhard - Chamber Music and SonatinesAugust Reinhard - Chamber Music and Sonatines (2019)
romanticism
Joris Verdin, August Reinhard, Marie-Noëlle Bette, Tine Van Parys
L'abbé LisztL'abbé Liszt (2017)
romanticism
Joris Verdin, Franz Liszt, Hendrik Vanden Abeele, Psallentes
Franck César - Pièces posthumes (Intégrale) & pièces inéditesFranck César - Pièces posthumes (Intégrale) & pièces inédites (2012)
romanticism
Joris Verdin, César Franck
Willaert Adriaen - Vespro della beata VergineWillaert Adriaen - Vespro della beata Vergine (2012)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Adriaen Willaert, Joris Verdin
Alfred Lefébure-Wely 1817-1869Alfred Lefébure-Wely 1817-1869 (2011)
romanticism
Joris Verdin
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 (...)
Jacques-Nicolas LemmensJacques-Nicolas Lemmens (2009)
romanticism
Joris Verdin, Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Johan Duijck
Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor (2009)
20th century
Joris Verdin, Charles-Marie Widor

Selectieve discografie als componist

MiniaturesMiniatures (2014)
21st century / contemporary, Baroque
anoniem, Duo 64-Feet, Ann Eysermans, Joris Verdin, György Kurtág, Wannes Vanderhoeven
Dulce RetiroDulce Retiro (2005)
Baroque
Joris Verdin, Juan Cabanilles Barberá, Pablo Bruna, Francisco Correa de Arauxo, anoniem, José Elías, Urbano Patón Villarreal, Joris Verdin (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

August Reinhard - Chamber Music and SonatinesAugust Reinhard - Chamber Music and Sonatines (2019)
romanticism
Joris Verdin, August Reinhard, Marie-Noëlle Bette, Tine Van Parys
L'abbé LisztL'abbé Liszt (2017)
romanticism
Joris Verdin, Franz Liszt, Hendrik Vanden Abeele, Psallentes
A guide to musical instruments (vol II) 1800-1950A guide to musical instruments (vol II) 1800-1950 (2013)
Baroque, romanticism, 20th century
Diverse uitvoerders, Paul Dombrecht, Diverse componisten, Octophoros, Jos van Immerseel, Ricercar Consort, Anima Eterna Brugge
A guide to period instrumentsA guide to period instruments (2010)
Baroque, romanticism, early music
Diverse uitvoerders
Clemens Non Papa - Priest and Bon VivantClemens Non Papa - Priest and Bon Vivant (2005)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, La Caccia, Jacobus Vaet, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa
Johannes Brassart - In festo corporis ChristiJohannes Brassart - In festo corporis Christi (2000)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Johannes Brassart, Dirk Snellings, Psallentes, Hendrik Vanden Abeele, anoniem

Related Items

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