Luc Van Hove

Category:componist
Wilrijk (Antwerpen), 03.02.1957
Genre(s):Klassiek, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags
Actual/previous member of:Ensemble Explorations

Short description

Composer of acoustical, poetic contemporary music, ranging from Grand Opéra to
symphonies, concerti, chamber music and solo pieces. A “constructivist” who values craftsmanship above all else, who is in no way rejecting the means that tradition has handed him.

Biography

"The beauty of sound itself cannot be the sole source of inspiration to me. The ultimate goal is to create exciting music, by building up logical and coherent networks of basically harmonic relationships, in which every second of the music can either point back or forth to other moments of the piece." (Luc Van Hove)

Luc Van Hove (Wilrijk, 3 February 1957) studied at the Royal Flemish Music Conservatory in Antwerp, where he earned his first prize in solfege, piano, chamber music, music history, counterpoint, fugue and composition, as well as diplomas in transposition, music analysis and musical form. He received instruction in composition from Willem Kersters. He subsequently pursued advanced studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the University of Surrey (Guildford, U.K.). He has been awarded numerous distinctions, such as the Albert de Vleeshouwer composition prize (1984), the Annie Rutzky prize, crowning the end of his studies (1984) and the Belgian Artistic Promotion prize from SABAM (Association of Belgian Authors) (1990). In 1991 he was guest composer of the Week for Contemporary Music in Ghent, in 1994 composer in residence of the Flanders Festival and in 1997 of I Fiamminghi in Campo. Luc Van Hove teaches composition and analysis at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and at the Royal Flemish Music Conservatory in Antwerp.

Selective bibliography
- M. DELAERE, Harmonie in het oeuvre van Luc Van Hove, in Ons Erfdeel, 36, 1993, p. 85-90
- Y. KNOCKAERT, De klank, niets dan de klank. Vlaamse componisten (10): Luc Van Hove, in Kunst en Cultuur, 1993-94, p. 10-11
- Y. KNOCKAERT, Luc Van Hove, in M. DELAERE, Y. KNOCKAERT en H. SABBE, Nieuwe muziek in Vlaanderen, Brugge, 1998, p. 125-127
- Y. KNOCKAERT, Symfonische eensgezindheid. De symfonie in het oeuvre van Brewaeys, Buckinx, Swerts en Van Hove, in Contra., 3, nr. 3, 2003, p. 46-49
- M. DELAERE, art. Van Hove, Luc, in S. SADIE (ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2de uitg., 2001, verschijnt in 2001, deel, pag.
- M. BEIRENS, De symfonicus in Luc Van Hove, in De Standaard, 26/11/2001
- R. TAMBUYSER, Diabelli Veränderung. Nieuw werk van Luc Van Hove, in Contra., 3, nr.5, 2003, p. 45-46


©2001 Steven Vande Moortele, for Flanders Music Centre and MATRIX
©2005 Klaas Coulembier, for Flanders Music Centre and MATRIX (update)

Since 2001 Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for The Sciences and the Arts.

Since 1993 Professor of composition at the Conservatory of Antwerp.

Since 1984 Professor of analysis and composition at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven.

1984 Degree in composition at the Conservatory of Antwerp in the class of Willem Kersters.

 

Key Works:

LA STRADA
, opus 45 (2007) Opera in two acts, orchestra, vocal soloists, choir, children’s choir.

SYMPHONY III, opus 39 (2001) for orchestra.

KAMMERKONZERT, opus 36 (1998) for cello and ensemble.

SYMPHONY II, opus 34 (1997) for orchestra.

PIANOCONCERTO, opus 32 (1995) for piano and orchestra.

TRIPTIEK, opus 29 (1993) concerto for oboe and orchestra.

STACKED TIME, opus 26 (1990) concerto for electric guitar and orchestra.

SYMPHONY I, opus 25 (1989) for orchestra.

SEPTET, Opus 24 (1988) for ensemble.

SONATINE, Opus 11 (1982) for piano solo.

Selectieve discografie als componist

Luc Van Hove - Piano Concertos TriptychLuc Van Hove - Piano Concertos Triptych (2015)
21ste eeuw / hedendaags
deFilharmonie, Luc Van Hove, Martyn Brabbins, Levente Kende, Piet Van Bockstal
De nieuwe oogst. Nationale Koorcompositiewedstrijd 2007De nieuwe oogst. Nationale Koorcompositiewedstrijd 2007 (2007)
20ste eeuw
Capella di voce, Jacqueline Fontyn, Ludo Claesen, Ludo Geloen, Kurt Bikkembergs, Sebastiaan Van Steenberge, Martin Slootmaekers, Noor Sommereyns (...)
Luc Van Hove. Symphonic worksLuc Van Hove. Symphonic works (2001)
21ste eeuw / hedendaags, 20ste eeuw
Levente Kende, Tim Vets, Vlaams Radio Orkest, Luc Van Hove, Etienne Siebens
Live VRO & VRKLive VRO & VRK (2001)
romantiek, 20ste eeuw
Vlaams Radio Orkest, Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK), Otto Derolez, Edgar Tinel, Charles Widor, Kurt Weill, Sergei Prokofiev, Peter Welffens (...)
Compositieklas. Willem KerstersCompositieklas. Willem Kersters (2000)
20ste eeuw
Gaby Van Riet, Sophie Hallynck, Noëlle Schepens, Joris Van den Hauwe, Pieter Nuytten, Alain Craens, Koen Dejonghe, Wim Henderickx (...)
Van Hove Luc - Chamber Music (vol. 1)Van Hove Luc - Chamber Music (vol. 1) (2000)
20ste eeuw
Prometheus Ensemble, Otto Derolez, Paul De Clerck, Geert De Bièvre, Carlos Bruneel, Joris Van den Hauwe, Henri De Roeck, Francis Pollet (...)
Ensemble ExplorationsEnsemble Explorations
barok
Ensemble Explorations, Luc Van Hove, Auguste Franchomme, Gioachino Rossini, Antonio Vivaldi, Antonín Dvorák, Benjamin Britten, Luigi Boccherini (...)

Author of

Tempo en tijd in de hedendaagse muziek. Een syllabus voor compositiestudentenTempo en tijd in de hedendaagse muziek. Een syllabus voor compositiestudenten (2007)
Van Hove, Weytjens, Delaere

Related Items

News:Emanon brengt nieuw werk van Luc Van Hove (28.11.2012)
Documents:Contemporary Music in Flanders V (book)
Luc Van Hove. Situering en analyse van de vroege werken voor klavier (thesis)