|MICHIEL DELANGHE, CONDUCTOR|
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Michiel Delanghe (1987) got his masters degree at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (Belgium), where he studied orchestral conducting with Ivo Venkov and Koen Kessels.
In December 2013 he won third prize and Special Award in the 11th Cadaques Orchestra International Conducting Competition. It was the first time a special award was given in the history of the competition.
During his studies he conducted several concerts with the symphony orchestra from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and with the Ensemble XXI. Also, he served as an assistant-conductor in the Flemish Opera where he assisted conductors such as Patrick Fournillier (Turandot), Yannis Pouspourikas (Candide) and Jef Smits (Aladino e la lampada Magica). He actively participated in masterclasses with Robin Engelen and “het collectief”, with Ivo Venkov and the “Philharmonic Orchestra of Russe-Bulgaria”, with Mark Heron and the Manchester Camerata and with Peter Eötvös and the “Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France”.
In July of 2014 Michiel made his professional debut with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in a program of Mozart and Beethoven. Since then, he has been invited to conduct the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of Girona and the Orchestre National de Lille where he has been re-invited.
He assisted amongst others the conductors Christian Arming at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège (Schubert 9th Symphony), Antony Hermus at Opéra de Rennes (FR) for Mozarts La finta giardiniera and Koen Kessels in Satyagraha (Philip Glass) and Alejo Perez in Verdi's Don Carlos at the Flanders Opera. The more he assisted Eric Withacre at the Brussels Philharmonic and Flemish Radio Choir and Sir Mark Elder at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.
Meanwhile Michiel Delanghe has repeatedly stood in front of the latter Belgian Orchestras in varied repertoire. With Brussels Philharmonic he also successfully conducted the cd-recording of Carmen Amoris by the Belgian composer Jan Van der Roost. Eventually he was also invited to debut at the Belgian national Orchestra in the community project Mol.
In September 2017 Michiel was appointed guest professor in the conducting departement of the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. Aside from teaching, he conducted several projects, including the 2017 Galaconcert with Frank Braley as a soloist, Antonin Dvorak's 9th Symphony "From the new world" at the Singel's Blue Hall and the staged opera production of "Albert Herring" by Benjamin Britten at the Singel's Black Hall.
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