Ignace Michiels



Ignace Michiels studied organ, piano and harpsichord at the Academy of Bruges, his home town. In 1986 he was prizewinner at the Institute Lemmens in Louvain. He then successively improved his talent as a musician with Robert Anderson at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, at the royal Academy of Brussels with Herman Verschraegen and with Odile Pierre at the Paris National Conservatoire where he obtained the highly appreciated Prix d' Excellence. He also obtained the Higher Diploma of organ music at the Royal Academy of Ghent.

Ignace Michiels has taught Analysis at the Royal Conservatoire of Ghent and has recently been appointed as professor for organ at the same institute. He also teaches organ at Bruges academy and is organist at the Saint-Saviours cathedral in the same town.

His repertoire includes the complete works of Bach for organ, Franck, Mendelsshon, Dupré and Messiaen, the symphonies of Widor and Vierne, the organ sonatas of Guilmant and Rheinberger, as well as a vast amount of isolated pieces.

As an organist, he has been performing both as a soloist or with orchestra or choir throughout the world. He is furthermore a well seen guest in juries for organ concourses or as professor at master-classes.

Ignace Michiels was often asked to perform for the Flemish classical radio 'Radio 3'. He also realised several own productions.

Selective discography

Concierto del AlmaConcierto del Alma (2010)
Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Hans Ryckelynck, Joris Derder, Sarah Van Mol, Ignace Michiels, Johan Duijck, Johan Duijck, Johan Duijck (...)
Duijck Johan - Cantiones SacraeDuijck Johan - Cantiones Sacrae (2009)
21st century / contemporary
Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Ignace Michiels, Johan Duijck
El Camino de Alma - de Weg van de ZielEl Camino de Alma - de Weg van de Ziel (2008)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Hilde Coppé, Noëlle Schepens, Ignace Michiels, Hans Ryckelynck, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Gents Madrigaalkoor, Johan Duijck (...)
Francis Poulenc - Gabriel FauréFrancis Poulenc - Gabriel Fauré (2000)
20th century
Hilde Coppé, Jan Van der Crabben, Ignace Michiels, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Capella Brugensis, Françis Poulenc, Gabriel Fauré, Patrick Peire (...)
Joseph Ryelandt  - Sacred choral worksJoseph Ryelandt - Sacred choral works (1998)
20th century
Greta De Reyghere, Ignace Michiels, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Capella Brugensis, Joseph Ryelandt, Patrick Peire
Jubileum CDJubileum CD (1997)
20th century
Ignace Michiels, Paul Dombrecht, Jan Huylebroeck, Jan Vande Weghe, Catherine Vandevelde, Louis Maes, Karel Mestdagh, Joseph Ryelandt (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

André Devaere (1890-1914) - Complete WorksAndré Devaere (1890-1914) - Complete Works (2011)
André Devaere
Flemish Choral Music - Bij Stemband 8Flemish Choral Music - Bij Stemband 8 (2010)
romanticism, 20th century
Peter Benoit, Herman Engels, August de Boeck, Johan Duijck, Diverse uitvoerders, Robert Herberigs, Marc Michael De Smet, Norbert Rosseau (...)