Bart Naessens

Instrument(s):klavecimbel, orgel
Actual/previous member of:Capriola di Gioia, Il Gardellino, Ensemble Explorations


After his organ studies with Chris Dubois, Bart Naessens graduated as Master in Music at the Lemmens Institute - Leuven with Luc Ponet (organ) and Kris Verhelst (harpsichord). In September 2005 he obtained the highest distinction when he performed his exam in Paris after having dedicated himself to French symphonic organ music for two years. With Edmond Saveniers he is currently studying orchestra conducting.
He took part in several master classes with Ben van Oosten, Ludger Lohmann, Louis Robillard, Leo Van Doeselaar, Menno Van Delft, Trevor Pinnock, .

Stimulated by Erik Van Nevel, and as a member of Currende, he focused more on 'early music' and the practice of performing this kind of music. He became a much - sought accompanist and performs both as a soloist as well as in chamber music throughout the world. He worked with prominent musicians and ensembles such as Currende, Il Gardellino, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, choir and orchestra of "La Monnaie", Flemish Radio Choir and Orchestra, The am'rous flute, the Beethovenacademie, and Muziektheater Transparant.

Since 1999 Bart has been organist at the St-Gillis church in Bruges. He teaches organ and harpsichord at the academies in Blankenberge and Sint-Agatha-Berchem and at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven. As a composer he wrote and arranged music for choir and orchestra.

Lately Bart has been focusing more on conducting and is frequently engaged as guest conductor. He is the principal conductor of choir Vagantes Morborum (Bruges) and the Royal Oratorio Society (Gent) with whom he appeared in prestigious projects like Paulus and Elias (F. Mendelssohn), Bach's Weihnachtsoratorio and St- Matthew Passion, Die Jahreszeiten (J.
Haydn) and the 9th Symphony of Beethoven,.

Selective discography

Christ lag in Todes BandenChrist lag in Todes Banden (2019)
BachPlus, Bart Naessens, Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Bach, Johann Christoph Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Georg Böhm
Musicalische Exequien / Mit Friend und Freud ich Fahr DahinMusicalische Exequien / Mit Friend und Freud ich Fahr Dahin (2017)
BachPlus, Heinrich Schütz, Bart Naessens, Dietrich Buxtehude, Georg Böhm, Johann Walter, Johann Sebastian Bach
Luigi Boccherini - Arie da concertoLuigi Boccherini - Arie da concerto (2017)
Capriola di Gioia, Bart Naessens, Luigi Boccherini
Meine Freundin, du bist schön / Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste ZeitMeine Freundin, du bist schön / Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (2016)
BachPlus, Johann Christoph Bach, Bart Naessens, Johann Sebastian Bach
Schlage doch gewünschte StundeSchlage doch gewünschte Stunde (2014)
Il Gardellino, Bart Naessens, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Georg Melchior Hoffmann
The dark is my delightThe dark is my delight (2009)
early music
Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, anoniem, John Dowland, Amaryllis Dieltiens, William Byrd, Bart Naessens, Thomas Morley, Robert Parsons (...)
Kurt Bikkembergs - Blijf niet staanKurt Bikkembergs - Blijf niet staan (2007)
21st century / contemporary
Bart Naessens, Sint-Joriskoor, Kurt Bikkembergs, Martin Slootmaekers, Inge Feyen

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Bella ImmagoBella Immago (2017)
Capriola di Gioia, Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Bononcini, Carlo Caproli, Salvatore Lanzetti, Giovanni Zamboni
J.S.Bach - St-Matthew Passion BWV 244J.S.Bach - St-Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2011)
Amaryllis Dieltiens, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jos Van Veldhoven, Gerd Türk, Peter Harvey, Siri Karoline Thornhill, Tim Mead, Matthew White (...)
OhiméOhimé (2011)
Baroque, early music
Capriola di Gioia, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Stefano Landi, Claudio Monteverdi, Nicola Matteis, Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger, Benedetto Ferrari, Giovanni Picchi (...)
Laudate - Italiaanse barokmuziekLaudate - Italiaanse barokmuziek (2009)
early music, Baroque
Inge Zutterman, Claudio Monteverdi, Alessandro Grandi, Biagio Marini, Barbara Strozzi, Giovanni Battista Agneletti, Dario Castello, Giovanni Felice Sances (...)