Wibert Aerts

Category:solist, muzikant, docent
Ninove, 1974
Genre(s):21ste eeuw / hedendaags, 20ste eeuw, classicisme, romantiek
Actual/previous member of:Het Collectief


Wibert Aerts was born in Ninove, Belgium in 1974. He studied the violin at the conservatories of Mons and Brussels and at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin.Teacher that have most influenced him include Andr Delcourte, Philippe Hirschhorn, Igor Oistrakh, Koji Toyoda and Serge Bémant.In 1992 he was a laureate of the Axion Classics competition (Dexia). From 1998 to 2000, he was assistant concertmaster of the Symfonieorkest van Vlaanderen  and from 2000 to 2002 concertmaster of the ensemble Musiques Nouvelles. He currently teaches at the Conservatoire royal de Mons and the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles.He is a member of Het Collectief, a chamber music ensemble specialized in the interpretation of 20th century and contemporary music. Several CDs of the latter ensemble have received laudatory reviews in international professional journals such as Gramophone, Répertoire, Scherzo, Le Monde de la Musique and Diapason. Wibert Aerts also regularly appears as guest violinist with the ensembles Oxalys, Ictus, Spectra, Prometheus, Champ d'Action, Hermes ... to mention only those few. As a chamber musician he has performed in and outside Europe, playing at well-known festivals such as Ars Musica, Festival van Vlaanderen,Pact Festival, Klara Festival, Festival de Wallonie, Europische Kammermusikakademie, Cellofestival ( Novosibirsk)etc. Wibert Aerts has been involved in many world creations of pieces by contemporary composers, including J.-P. Deleuze, Hao-Fu Zhang, Mauricio Kagel, Kee-Yong Chong, S. Van Eyken, Walter Hus, Frederic Dhaene,...In 1998, he decided to team up with the Spanish pianist Caridad Galindo and since then they regularly perform as a duo.Alongside his activities as a chamber musician, Wibert Aerts also applies himself intensely to the repertoire for solo violin. In 2008 his cd Violin Faces comes out on the Label Fuga Libera and received laudatory reviews in international and national press such as Monde de La Musique ( 4 stars), Classiqueinfo, Crescendo, Klassik to mention those few. Since then he is regularly invited as soloist to play the world creations of violinconcertos of Bram van Camp, Jelle Tassijns , Jean-Pierre Deleuze and new pieces for solo violin. Wibert Aerts plays on a Carlo Guiseppe Testore of 1697.

Selective discography

Violin faces IIViolin faces II (2018)
21st century / contemporary
HERMESensemble, Bram Van Camp, Wibert Aerts, Charlotte Bray, Kaija Saariaho, Notabu Ensemble
Scoop - Concertgebouw Brugge - Jonge musici op weg naar de topScoop - Concertgebouw Brugge - Jonge musici op weg naar de top (2011)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, romanticism, classicism, Baroque
Johann Sebastian Bach, Wibert Aerts, Bram Van Camp, EnAccord Strijkkwartet, Pierre Boulez, Arsis4 (strijkkwartet), Mattijs Van Damme, Les Timbres (...)
Violin facesViolin faces (2008)
20th century
Wibert Aerts, Luciano Berio, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Kee-Yong Chong
Ein musikalisches Opfer "revisited" J.S.BachEin musikalisches Opfer "revisited" J.S.Bach (2006)
20th century
Thomas Dieltjens, Wibert Aerts, Toon Fret, Benjamin Dieltjens, Het Collectief, Johann Sebastian Bach

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

12 x 12 - A musical zodiac12 x 12 - A musical zodiac (2012)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, early music
Capilla Flamenca, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Het Collectief, Pierre Des Molins, Johannes Ciconia, Faenza Codex, Guillaume de Machaut, Nicholas Pykini (...)
Iannis XenakisIannis Xenakis (2011)
20th century
Arne Deforce, Iannis Xenakis, James Wood, Ensemble musikFabrik
Arnold Schönberg - Pierrot Lunaire / KammersymphonieArnold Schönberg - Pierrot Lunaire / Kammersymphonie (2004)
20th century
Robin Engelen, Het Collectief, Arnold Schönberg

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