Vanhecke Bart

Bart Vanhecke was born in 1964. He started to play the flute at the age of
eight at the Music academy of his home town Tervuren (near Brussels,
Belgium), and started to compose as soon as he could write notes. He studied composition at the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium (Royal Music
Conservatory) of Brussels with André Laporte and at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (Italy) with Franco Donatoni. At the Brussels Conservatory he abtained first prizes for a.o. flute, chamber music and music history. He is a flute teacher at several music academies near Brussels and at the British School of Brussels.
Bart Vanhecke writes in a post serialistic modernist style. His music is a
constant search for pureness of style and form.
Several of his pieces were performed by prominent musicians in Belgium and abroad and in contemporary music festivals such as the Ars Musica Festival in Brussels (a.o. Monodie for piano by pianist Jan Michiels in 1996 and Dans les plis des nuages by the ensemble Oxalys in 1999) and other festivals such as the Festival of Flanders, the Festival
Gent-Moskow and the PianoMania Festival in Gent (Belgium), Budapest
(Hungary) and Bratislava (Slovakia).
Les racines du monde for piano solo was selected for the international Society for Contemporary Music in Yokohama (Japan) in 2001.
In the Autumn of 2004, during the ISCM World New Music Days in Basel, his composition Des cercles sur les eaux was performed by harpist Consuelo Giulianelli and the Ensemble Phoenix Basel in direction of Jürg Henneberger.
Dans l’eau du songe for piano, bass clarinet and cello was selected to reperesent Belgium at the ISCM World New Music Days and was performed by the Ensemble Recherche on the 15th of July 2006 in Stuttgart.
Several of his pieces were recorded live or in the studio by the Belgian radio (VRT and RTBF).
Bart Vanhecke is also a keen amateur actor. He performed the parts of a.o. Stanley (A streetcar named desire T. Williams), Bruno Kittel (Ghetto J. Sobol), Keisaburo (A tree in the tropics Y. Mishima) and Diderot (The philantropist H.M. Enzensberger).