Luc van Hove

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Luc Van Hove was born in Antwerp, Belgium on the third of february 1957. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in the classes of Willem Kersters (Composition), of August Verbesselt (Musical Analysis), and of Lode Backx (Piano), amongst other classes. He followed international courses of Conducting (Mozarteum Salsburg), and of Composition and Choreography (University of Guildford, England).

He won several Composition prices, amongst which the price Annie Rutzky, the price Albert De Vleeshouwer, the price of the Belgian Artistic Promotion of Sabam, and the price of Sabam for Contemporary Music in 1993.

He was professor of Composition and Musical Analysis at the Luca School of Arts, campus Lemmens in Leuven (Belgium), and is professor of Composition at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (AP University college).

During three year, he was selected to be professor of Composition at the famous Queen Elisabeth Chapel in Waterloo (Belgium).

Since 2001, he was selected to become a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts. He was President of the Class of the Arts in 2011.

He received commissions from and was performed by numerous Belgian Orchestras, Ensembles and Soloists, amongst which the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the Flemish Radio Orchestra (now Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra), the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Beethoven Academy, cellist Roel Dieltiens and his Ensemble Explorations, I Fiamminghi, Cultural Capital of Europe Antwerp 93, The festival November Music, the International Cultural Centre the Singel in Antwerp, and pianist Levente Kende.

He was performed by international Orchestras, Ensembles and Soloists, amongst which the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, the Brodsky Quartet, the Arditti Quartet, the Xenakis Ensemble, The Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, the Cappella Amsterdam, the Cleveland Quartet, and cellist Pieter Wispelwey.

In 2002 he was commissioned by the Royal Flemish Opera. In 2008 his opera La Strada, based on the famous film by Federico Fellini, received its first performance in the Opera house of Antwerp (Belgium).

In 2010 he was commissioned by the Opéra Royal de Wallonie to compose a complete and original Orchestration of Stradella, a youth piano-opera of César Franck, which received its first perfomance in the newly restored Opera house in Liège (Belgium).

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