HERMAN ENGELS – сonductor / Dirigent
Herman Engels has been second director and assistant of Vic Nees at the BRTN radio choir in Brussels. In the Netherlands, he conducted and thaugt choral conducting at the Music Conservatory of Utrecht and orchestra conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag (NL). He was invited by the University of the Philippines (Manila), the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (San José), the National Mikolajus Ciurlionis School of Arts Vilnius, Lithuania and the Ivan Franko University Drohobych ( Ukraine ) for masterclass and concerts.
Herman Engels has been conducting in Belgium as well as abroad. Among them were the Flanders Festival, Internationales Jugendfestspieltreffen Bayreuth, Easter Festival Prague, Music Spring Presov (SK), Contrasts Contemporary Music Festival Lviv (Ukr), International Clarinet Festival Oostende, etc., and recorded different compact discs and Radio recordings.
He has been a guest conductor: Belgian Radio and Television (BRTN), Süddeutsche Rundfunkchor(SDR) Stuttgart, Westdeutscher Rundfunkchor (WDR) Köln , Chamber Orchestra Sebastian Strings (B), State Opera Orchestra Budapest (Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra), Slovak Sinfonietta (Statni Komorni Orchestra Zilna), Jihoceska Statni Komorni Filharmonie Ceske Budejovice (Budweis, CZ), Preussisches Kammerorchester (D), Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra (Hungary), El Café Choral (Costa Rica), Musici de Praga, Prager Collegium, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra ( Manila), Bayerischer Rundfunkchor (BR) München, Norddeutscher Rundfunkchor (NDR) Hamburg, Budapest Chamber Orchestra (concert tour in Brasil) , Janacek-Philharmonie Ostrava (CZ), Martinu Philharmonie (CZ), Dvorak Collegium (CZ), Czech Virtuosi (Brno), Filharmonie Hradec Kralové (CZ), Moravska Philharmonie (CZ), State Choir Letvija ( Riga, Letland), Filharmonica de Stat Oradea (RO), Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie (B), Moscou New Chamber Orchestra, Capella Cracoviensis (Krakow), Filharmonica de Stat Sibiu (RO), Polish Radio Choir (Krakow), Tallinn Philharmonic Orchestra (Estonia), Royal Military Orchestra Belgium ( Gidsen ), Beethoven Academy Orchestra Krakow, Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra Gdansk, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Warszawa, Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukr), Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Vilnius (LT), etc.
Herman Engels is regular guest conductor of the Slovak Sinfonietta (SK) and was “conductor in residence” of the Association of Christian Employers and Business Executives in Belgium (Flanders). He is the conductor of the Flemish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra.
Herman Engels has been awarded the “Médaille de Vermeil” of “Arts – Sciences – Lettres”, prize Académie Française, Paris and the “Medaglia d’ oro”, Istituto dei Studi Storici B. Pio IX, Roma.
He also has been awarded the Fuga Trofee 2007 by the Union of Belgian Composers.