20 22 oct '22

Dirk Brossé

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Function: Music Director Film Fest Gent WSAcademy: WSA Advisory Board Member

Dirk Brossé is a multi-faceted composer and a respected conductor on the international music scene. Since 2010, Brossé is music director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and music director of Film Fest Ghent.

Dirk Brossé has composed some 400 works, including concerti, oratorios, lieder, chamber music, symphonic works, musicals and film scores. His score for the BBC/HBO series Parade’s End was nominated for an Emmy Award. His score for Knielen op een bed violen was nominated for the Golden Calf Award. Maestro Brossé has conducted all the leading Belgian orchestras. He has conducted over 120 orchestras all over the world such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Opera, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Camerata St Petersburg, Hong Kong Philharmonic, l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, Philharmonic Orchestra of Shanghai.

Dirk Brossé has made over 100 CD recordings and has collaborated with world-class artists such as José Van Dam, Barbara Hendricks, Julia Migenes, Julian Lloyd Webber, Salvatore Accardo, Alison Balsom, Hans Zimmer, Emma Thompson, Randy Crawford, Lisa Gerrard and Marcel Khalifé.

Dirk Brossé 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).

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