Dirk Brossé is a multi-faceted composer and a respected conductor on the international music scene. Besides being a music director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and music director of Film Fest Ghent, Dirk Brossé has composed some 400 diverse works. His score for the BBC/HBO series Parade's End was nominated for an Emmy Award, and his score for Knielen op een bed violen was nominated for the Golden Calf Award. In addition to the fact that he has conducted over 120 orchestras all over the world, Dirk Brossé has made over 100 CD recordings and has collaborated with world-class artists. He has been awarded the title Cultural Ambassador of Flanders, the Flemish Parliament’s Gold Medal for Merit, the Achille Van Acker Prize, the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award and the Global Thinkers Forum Award for Excellence in Cultural Creativity. In 2013 he was elevated to Belgium’s hereditary nobility, with the personal title of Knight. He is a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts and since 2018 a Fellow at the University of Brussels (VUB).