Oren Boneh: Her Majesty the Fool

Oren Boneh

Composer and trumpeter Oren Boneh (b. 1991) writes music characterized by its energy and dynamism. As described by Le Monde, his works are distinguished by a “constant tension between two opposing poles – one civilized and the other savage.” The music plays with listener expectations of the characters’  behaviors in order to create unpredictability and friction. Oren’s music…

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David Achenberg: Bleu Ébène

David Achenberg

David Achenberg (b. 1966) is a voluntarily iconoclastic composer who is also sensitive to the dialogue between classicism and extreme modernity. Author of some thirty opuses, some of which have earned him international recognition (International Rostrum of Composers), he weaves a dense and expressive body of work that is constantly renewed through projects and commissions. In close collaboration…

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Patrick Leterme: Lumières

Patrick Leterme (photo © Sandra Reyckers)

Patrick Leterme (born 1981 in Verviers) studied at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Liège where he obtained First Prizes in Piano, Chamber Music and Harmony as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Accompaniment Piano (Grand Distinction). He continued his studies at the Musikhochschule of Cologne where he completed a Zusatzstudium (Postmaster) in Liedbegleitung (Song…

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Benoît Mernier: Piano Trio

Benoît Mernier (photo by Bernard Coutant)

(Submitted by ISCM – Wallonian Section) Benoît Mernier was born in 1964 in Belgium. He studied organ and improvisation with Firmin Decerf and harpsichord with Charles Koenig, continuing his studies at Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège where he graduated in many subjects, including the Higher Diploma in organ in the class of Jean Ferrard, for…

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Stefan Hejdrowski: Les Ciels Rapportés

Stefan Hejdrowski

(Submitted by ISCM – Wallonian Section) Stefan Hejdrowski (b. 1993) is a Belgian composer based in Liège. In 2016, he graduated from the Conservatory of Liège with great distinction in Michel Fourgon’s composition course. The same year, he won the Ça Balance Classique prize from the Province of Liège. His works have been performed at festivals…

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