Simen Van Mechelen

Category:muzikant, oude muziek, solist
Genre(s):barok, classicisme, oude muziek
Actual/previous member of:More Maiorum, Ensemble La Fontaine, Ensemble Clematis


Simen Van Mechelen studied Romance philology before taking up studies at the conservatory in Antwerp. After an active period as a countertenor in ensembles such as Currende and the Collegium Vocale Gent, a special interest in the historical trombone developed more and more. He studied with Wim Becu, with whom he was going to found the brass ensemble Oltremontano later. Simen Van Mechelen’s repertoire covers a lot of ground, from the alta capella music of the Renaissance, the typical cornett and trombone compositions to works from the pre-romantic period. Since 1989 he has been a member of the Concerto Palatino, and he is often asked to play with Currende, Weser-Renaissance, La Fenice, and the Huelgas Ensemble, and to participate in performances of Anima Eterna, La Petite Bande, and the Bach Collegium Japan. Simen Van Mechelen was involved in more than seventy recordings.

Selective discography

Fede e AmorFede e Amor (2013)
Simen Van Mechelen, Johann Joseph Fux, Alex Potter, Marc Antonio Ziani, Catherine Motuz, Antonio Caldara, Carles Cristóbal, Ignazio Maria Conti (...)
Bach - Famous Cantatas Volume 2Bach - Famous Cantatas Volume 2 (2010)
Collegium Vocale Gent, Cécile Kempenaers, Marcel Ponseele, Paul Van Loey, Jan De Winne, Bart Vandewege, Steve Dugardin, Bart Coen (...)
Bach - Famous Cantatas  Volume 1Bach - Famous Cantatas Volume 1 (2010)
Collegium Vocale Gent, Steve Dugardin, Marcel Ponseele, Marnix De Cat, Cécile Kempenaers, Bart Vandewege, Paul De Clerck, Bart Coen (...)
Bach - OratoriosBach - Oratorios (2010)
Collegium Vocale Gent, Steve Dugardin, Herman Stinders, Patrick Beuckels, Koen Dieltiens, Bart Coen, Marcel Ponseele, Jan De Winne (...)
Bellissimo SplendoreBellissimo Splendore (2005)
Patrick Denecker, Simen Van Mechelen, Wim Maeseele, Guy Penson, La Caccia, Andreas Pevernage, Nicolaus a Kempis, Orlandus Lassus (...)
Nicolaus à Kempis - SymphoniaeNicolaus à Kempis - Symphoniae (2004)
early music
Céline Scheen, Stephan Van Dyck, Dirk Snellings, Simen Van Mechelen, Wim Maeseele, Ensemble Clematis, Stéphanie de Failly, Nicolaus a Kempis (...)
Jean de CastroJean de Castro (2000)
early music
Marnix De Cat, Capilla Flamenca, More Maiorum, Jan Van Outryve, Simen Van Mechelen, Peter Van Heyghen, Dirk Snellings, Lieven Termont (...)
Philippe Rogier - Mattheo RomeroPhilippe Rogier - Mattheo Romero (1996)
early music
Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Ensemble Doulce Memoire, Ricercar Consort, Els Janssens, Simen Van Mechelen, Hannelore Devaere, Jean Tubéry
Antwerps LiedboekAntwerps Liedboek (1993)
Traditional folk, early music
Het Paul Rans Ensemble, Paul Rans, Philippe Malfeyt, Piet Stryckers, Paul Van Loey, Erik Van Nevel, Wim Becu, Simen Van Mechelen (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

A guide to period instrumentsA guide to period instruments (2010)
Baroque, romanticism, early music
Diverse uitvoerders
Matheo Romero - musique à la cour d'EspagneMatheo Romero - musique à la cour d'Espagne (2009)
early music
Currende, Guillemette Laurens, Erik Van Nevel
Tielman SusatoTielman Susato (2002)
early music
Oltremontano, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, Het Egidius Kwartet & Consort, Lupus Hellinck, anoniem, Tielman Susato, Jheronimus Vinders, Carolus Souliaert (...)
Hassler Hans Leo - Auss tieffer nothHassler Hans Leo - Auss tieffer noth (2000)
early music
Currende, Erik Van Nevel
Lassus Orlandus - Profane motettenLassus Orlandus - Profane motetten (1996)
early music
Currende, Orlandus Lassus, Concerto Palatino, Erik Van Nevel
Frantisek TumaFrantisek Tuma (1995)
Currende, Erik Van Nevel