Dirk Brossé

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


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

Dirk Brossé. Cello Concerto for IsabelleDirk Brossé. Cello Concerto for Isabelle (2016)
21st century / contemporary
Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé, London Symphony Orchestra, Marie Hallynck
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Music for FilmRyuichi Sakamoto - Music for Film (2016)
Brussels Philharmonic, Dirk Brossé, Ryuichi Sakamoto
World heritage songs from ChinaWorld heritage songs from China (2015)
classical crossover
Prima La Musica, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé, Qilian Chen
Jef Neve - Second Piano ConcertJef Neve - Second Piano Concert (2014)
21st century / contemporary
Jef Neve, Dirk Brossé, Il Novecento
Brossé - A destiny in musicBrossé - A destiny in music (2014)
Dirk Brossé, Jacques Servaes
Scoring for scorseseScoring for scorsese (2013)
Brussels Philharmonic, Dirk Brossé, Bernard Herrmann, Pietro Mascagni, Nathan Daems, Elmer Bernstein, Hanne Roos, Georges Delerue (...)
Parade's EndParade's End (2012)
Soundtracks/ Musicals, classical
Dirk Brossé, Brussels Philharmonic, Dirk Brossé
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 (...)
For the record BoxFor the record Box (2011)
Brussels Philharmonic, Mychael Danna, Ilse Eerens, Craig Armstrong, Angelo Badalamenti, Shigeru Umebayashi, Gabriel Yared, Dirk Brossé (...)
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

Selectieve discografie als componist

MeditationsMeditations (1995)
20th century, soundtrack
Gunther Broucke, Paul Klinck, Dirk Brossé
Chant d'amourChant d'amour (1994)
romanticism, 20th century
Paul Klinck, Katrijn Friant, Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Johan De Smet, Benoni Lagye, Rik Verstrepen, Paul Miry, Dirk Brossé (...)
La soledad de America LatinaLa soledad de America Latina (1992)
20th century, World / Ethnic
BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé
Demokratie - toekomstDemokratie - toekomst (1991)
20th century, Populair, Dutch folk & chanson
Johan Verminnen, Tars Lootens, Ivan Meylemans, Dominique Vanhaegenberg, Dirk Brossé, Tars Lootens, Bert Candries, Dirk Brossé (...)
Boerenpsalm - A peasant's psalmBoerenpsalm - A peasant's psalm (1989)
Kamerorkest Sinfonia, BRT Koor, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Vermeulen, Vic Nees

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Transatlantisch Vriendschapsconcert 2011 (Red Star Line)Transatlantisch Vriendschapsconcert 2011 (Red Star Line) (2011)
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)
20th century, World / Ethnic
BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest, Dirk Brossé, Dirk Brossé

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