Dirk Brossé

Category:componist, dirigent, docent
Gent, 18.02.1960
Genre(s):21ste eeuw / hedendaags, 20ste eeuw, filmmuziek

Biography

Dirk Brossé was born in Ghent and studied trumpet, contrabass and music theory at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent, and thereafter counterpoint and fugue at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. He studied orchestral conducting with Lucas Vis and Anton Kersjes in Maastricht and with Prof. Julius Kalmar in Vienna. He received his diploma in conducting from the Musikhochschule in Cologne with Prof. Volker Wangenheim and in 1990 he was a finalist in Iwaki’s International Masterclass in Hilversum (Holland).
Brossé is frequently on the concert stage conducting all the major Belgian orchestras. He has guest-conducted with, among others, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, Philharmonic Orchestra of Shanghai, Camerata St Petersburg and the National Orchestras of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. In 1992 he composed La Soledad de America Latina for the official opening of the World’s Fair in Seville. In 1994 and 1995 he was Cultural Ambassador of Flanders and in September 1999 was music director of the Tokyo International Music Festival. Meanwhile he has remained active as a composer of music for films (important projects with Roland Verhavert and Stijn Coninx) musicals (Sacco & Vanzetti), and symphonic music (Artesia, The Birth of Music). In fifteen years he composed more than one hundred pieces.

Dirk Brossé teaches orchestral conducting and composition at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent.

From 2010 Dirk Brossé is director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Scores:  http://www.matrix-new-music.be

Selective discography

The art of performanceThe art of performance (2001)
20th century, Singersongwriter, Dutch folk & chanson, Rock / Alternative
Nationaal Orkest van België, Dirk Brossé, Marc Matthys, Dirk Brossé
JuaneloJuanelo (2000)
20th century
Derek Lee Ragin, Anne Cambier, Guy De Mey, Dirk Snellings, Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Vlaams Radio Orkest, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé (...)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays Dirk BrosséThe London Philharmonic Orchestra plays Dirk Brossé (1999)
20th century
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé
The birth of musicThe birth of music (1998)
World / Ethnic, 20th century
Dirk De Caluwé, Frank Debruyne, Carlos Diaz, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé
Famous waltzesFamous waltzes (1998)
soundtrack
Catherine Vandevelde, Arco Musicale, Dirk Brossé, Frank Nuyts, Marc Matthys, Frédéric Devreese, Joseph Lanner, Johann Strauss (...)
LichtLicht (1997)
soundtrack
Lode Catrysse, Alain Reubens, Arco Musicale, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé
Sacco & VanzettiSacco & Vanzetti (1996)
musical
BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest, BRTN Koor, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé
Best Original Film Music Scores - Dirk BrosséBest Original Film Music Scores - Dirk Brossé (1995)
soundtrack, Popular / light classical music
Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé, Diverse uitvoerders
ArtesiaArtesia (1995)
20th century, World / Ethnic
BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé
Brewaeys Luc (1959)Brewaeys Luc (1959) (1995)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Mireille Capelle, Daniel Kientzy, Piet Van Bockstal, Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest Van Vlaanderen, Greet Swinnen, Alfons Adriaensen, Jo Tavernier, Dirk Brossé (...)

Selectieve discografie als componist

Dirk Brossé. Cello Concerto for IsabelleDirk Brossé. Cello Concerto for Isabelle (2016)
21st century / contemporary
Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé, London Symphony Orchestra, Marie Hallynck
World heritage songs from ChinaWorld heritage songs from China (2015)
classical crossover
Prima La Musica, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé, Qilian Chen
Haiku Cycle OneHaiku Cycle One (2013)
classical, 21st century / contemporary
Dirk Brossé, Hanne Roos, Daniel Blumenthal
Parade's EndParade's End (2012)
Soundtracks/ Musicals, classical
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic, Dirk Brossé
Flowers for the bass clarinetFlowers for the bass clarinet (2012)
20th century
Jan Guns, Johan Favoreel, Wilfried Westerlinck, Anastasia Koszushko, York Bowen, Rita Rommes, Alain Craens, Moscou Chamber Soloists (...)
EchoesEchoes (2011)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, romanticism, classical crossover, Jazz
Peter Verhoyen, Marc Matthys, Marc Matthys Trio, Eddie Daniels, Dirk Brossé, Georges Auric, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
From Belgium with loveFrom Belgium with love (2011)
20th century
Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé, Jean Louel, Silveer Van den Broeck, Brussels Philharmonic, August Verbesselt, Wayne Bailey (...)
Transatlantisch Vriendschapsconcert 2011 (Red Star Line)Transatlantisch Vriendschapsconcert 2011 (Red Star Line) (2011)
classical
Diverse uitvoerders, Dirk Brossé, Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Georg Friedrich Händel, Luigi Boccherini, Bedřich Smetana, John Corigliano
Dirk Brossé - A Portrait in MusicDirk Brossé - A Portrait in Music (2010)
20th century
Dirk Brossé, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dirk Brossé, Philharmonisch orkest van de BRT, Fernand Terby, Nieuw Belgisch Kamerorkest
Earth tonesEarth tones (2009)
21st century / contemporary
Arco Baleno, Peter Verhoyen, Dirk Lievens, Kaat De Cock, Stefaan Craeynest, Jan Verheye, Ann-Sofie Vande Ginste, Annelies Boodts (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Transatlantisch Vriendschapsconcert 2011 (Red Star Line)Transatlantisch Vriendschapsconcert 2011 (Red Star Line) (2011)
classical
Diverse uitvoerders, Dirk Brossé, Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Georg Friedrich Händel, Luigi Boccherini, Bedřich Smetana, John Corigliano
La soledad de America LatinaLa soledad de America Latina (1992)
World / Ethnic, 20th century
BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé

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