Posts by: Peter Swinnen

Peter Swinnen


Peter Swinnen

Peter Swinnen studied at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, where he earned degrees in music history, cello, chamber music, composition and applied harmony. He also graduated from the Queen Elisabeth Muziekkapel in Waterloo, after studies with André Laporte from 1989 to 1992. A composer of a wide range of works spanning orchestral, chamber, choral, operatic and electronic idioms, as well as scores for films, Swinnen is teaching composition at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel for many years, serving as its Director from 2008 to 2017. Peter Swinnen was the President of the ISCM from 2014 to 2019.

Walter de Schepper (photo byAnna Dorota Władyczka)

Remembering Walter

[Ed. Note: It is with great sadness that we report on the death of Walter De Schepper, who served as ISCM’s Treasurer from 2016 to 2020, on 24 January 2021. Below are some personal reminiscences of Walter by Peter Swinnen, ISCM’s President from 2014 to 2019 as well as a friend and colleague at the…