Frank Agsteribbe



Versatile composer

Frank Agsteribbe (°1968) is a versatile musician who profiles himself as a conductor, keyboard player and composer. In all his activities, he searches for a direct expression, plasticity and lively colourfulness, both in opera - as a conductor and continuo - and in baroque or contemporary music.

Passion for old ...

After studying organ at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Antwerp, he studied harpsichord with Jos Van Immerseel. He played with La Petite Bande, Huelgas Ensemble and Anima Eterna, with whom he performed in various European countries, Mexico and China. He was founder, harpsichordist and conductor of the Belgian baroque orchestra B'Rock. Frank Agsteribbe is also conductor of the vocal ensemble cantoLX in Luxembourg, and has worked as a guest conductor at the Collegium Vocale Gent. He has also worked as an assistant to René Jacobs at La Monnaie, and to Andreas Spering at the festival of Aix-en-Provence. He has conducted the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg, the National Orchestra of Portugal and Concerto Köln.

... and new music

As a composer, he has been involved in important creations and recordings in Brazil, Berlin (Konzerthaus and Deutsche Oper), during the Gaudeamus Festival in Amsterdam, and has written for music theatre Transparant, the Flemish Radio Orchestra and numerous chamber music ensembles. Since 1989, Frank Agsteribbe has been working as a lecturer and project leader at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.

Choral work (selection)

Veni Sancte Spiritus comes from a cycle of 5 simple motets that are unpublished (as a whole) to date.

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