Joris Verdin

Category:muzikant, solist, docent
Genre(s):20ste eeuw, romantiek, classicisme, barok
Instrument(s):harmonium, orgel


Joris Verdin studied organ and musicology. From this dual background originates his special interest in rediscovery of forgotten music from all style periods, concurrently with creations of contemporary works. He has also proved his mettle as a composer. He teaches organ at the conservatory of Antwerp and performance practice at the catholic university of Leuven. At the same time Joris Verdin has been building up an international reputation as a specialist of 19th-century harmonium music. He is on the board of the Göteborg Organ Art Centre. In the field of music editions he has been working in Germany, France, and the Netherlands. His discography boasts a series of CDs with music from the 16th through the 20th century. In May 2000 his CD with César Franck’s organ works was acclaimed as “Event of the month” by the French music journal Diapason, and in 2001 he received the annual Cecilia Prize of the Belgian music press. The ensemble Capilla Flamenca often calls on him to perform early music.

Selective discography

César Franck - Louis James Alfred Lefébure-WélyCésar Franck - Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (2002)
Joris Verdin, Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), César Franck, Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély, Johan Duijck
Margarete. Maximilian I.Margarete. Maximilian I. (2001)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, La Caccia, Michaël Ghijs, Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino, Frans Mariman, Schola Gregoriana Lovaniensis, Joris Verdin (...)
César Franck - Intégrale de l'oeuvre d'orgueCésar Franck - Intégrale de l'oeuvre d'orgue (1999)
Joris Verdin, César Franck
Jacques Lemmens - Alexandre GuilmantJacques Lemmens - Alexandre Guilmant (1997)
Joris Verdin, Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Alexandre Guilmant
César Franck - Pièces posthumesCésar Franck - Pièces posthumes (1994)
Joris Verdin, César Franck
Kurt Bikkembergs - Choral WorksKurt Bikkembergs - Choral Works (1994)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Musa Horti, Joris Verdin, Kurt Bikkembergs, Peter Dejans
The KunstharmoniumThe Kunstharmonium (1994)
20th century
Joris Verdin, Sigfrid Karg-elert

Selectieve discografie als componist

MiniaturesMiniatures (2014)
Baroque, 21st century / contemporary
anoniem, Duo 64-Feet, Ann Eysermans, Joris Verdin, György Kurtág, Wannes Vanderhoeven
Dulce RetiroDulce Retiro (2005)
Joris Verdin, Juan Cabanilles Barberá, Pablo Bruna, Francisco Correa de Arauxo, anoniem, José Elías, Urbano Patón Villarreal, Joris Verdin (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

August Reinhard - Chamber Music and SonatinesAugust Reinhard - Chamber Music and Sonatines (2019)
Joris Verdin, August Reinhard, Marie-Noëlle Bette, Tine Van Parys
L'abbé LisztL'abbé Liszt (2017)
Joris Verdin, Franz Liszt, Hendrik Vanden Abeele, Psallentes
A guide to musical instruments (vol II) 1800-1950A guide to musical instruments (vol II) 1800-1950 (2013)
romanticism, Baroque, 20th century
Diverse uitvoerders, Paul Dombrecht, Diverse componisten, Octophoros, Jos van Immerseel, Ricercar Consort, Anima Eterna Brugge
A guide to period instrumentsA guide to period instruments (2010)
romanticism, early music, Baroque
Diverse uitvoerders
Clemens Non Papa - Priest and Bon VivantClemens Non Papa - Priest and Bon Vivant (2005)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, La Caccia, Jacobus Vaet, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa
Johannes Brassart - In festo corporis ChristiJohannes Brassart - In festo corporis Christi (2000)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Johannes Brassart, Dirk Snellings, Psallentes, Hendrik Vanden Abeele, anoniem