Ariën Artists - Michiel Delanghe Biography








Michiel Delanghe (1987) got his masters degree at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (Belgium), where he studied orchestral conducting with Ivo Venkov and Koen Kessels.

In December 2013 he won third prize and Special Award in the 11th Cadaques Orchestra International Conducting Competition. It was the first time a special award was given in the history of the competition. As a result of this event, Michiel made his professional debut with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in a program of Mozart and Beethoven, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of Girona and the Orchestre National de Lille.

During his studies he conducted several concerts with the symphony orchestra from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and with the Ensemble XXI. Also, he served as an assistant-conductor in the Flemish Opera where he assisted conductors such as Patrick Fournillier (Turandot), Yannis Pouspourikas (Candide) and Jef Smits (Aladino e la lampada Magica). He actively participated in masterclasses with Robin Engelen and “het collectief”, with Ivo Venkov and the “Philharmonic Orchestra of Russe-Bulgaria”, with Mark Heron and the Manchester Camerata and with Peter Eötvös and the “Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France”.

Recent projects

His debut at Philharmonie Zuid-Nederland and comeback at Brussels Philharmonic.The World premiere of POLYMNIA by Theodosia Roussos at the Little Theater in Los Angeles ( 2023).

CINDERELLA (Prokofiev) a production by de dance compagny Junior Ballet Antwerp and Casco Phil at the Bourse of Antwerp (2023)

World premiere of the opera KRUISTOCHT, after the international bestseller "Kruistocht in spijkerbroek" ("Crusade in jeans") by Thea Beckman. A community Opera commissioned by the Flanders Opera. Premiered April 2023 and revived during season 2023-2024. Composer : Frederik Neyrinck.
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Beethoven project upon invitation by the Belgian orchestra Casco Phil. On the programme the composer's 7th symphony and 5th piano concerto. Soloist : Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort.

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The invitation by the Royal Opera House La Monnaie to conduct the world premiere of ALI, a communtiy opera commissioned by the house. Music by Grey Filastine in close cooperation with Walid Ben Selim and Brent Arnold (world premiere April 2024).More info ? >

Career progress

Meanwhile Michiel Delanghe has repeatedly stood in front of the latter Belgian Orchestras in varied repertoire. With Brussels Philharmonic he also successfully conducted the cd-recording of Carmen Amoris by the Belgian composer Jan Van der Roost. Eventually he was also invited to debut at the Belgian national Orchestra in the community project Mol. Other highlights included the premiere of Zwanemans, a quite famous revisited interpretation of Richard Wagner's LOHENGRIN, for young audiences, made possible by a co-production between "Het PALEIS", "Opera-Ballet-Flanders" and "IOA" the International Opera Academy of Ghent. Reinviations and projects took him to the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the Belgian National Orchestra and the Brussels Philharmonic. The Flanders Opera invited him together with his ensemble "deCompagnie", to create Banket ! again a most exciting revisited opera adventure this time after Verdi's Macbeth (creation in 2019 at Flanders Opera Ghent followed by a revival at Theater ‘t Eilandje in Antwerp.

Important support

Michiel Delanghe was invited to assist Antony Hermus at the Opera house of Rennes on La Finta Giardiniera (Mozart) ; Koen Kessels on Satyagraha (Philip Glass) and recently (May 2022) on the world premiere of The Convert (by Wim Henderickx) both at Flanders Opera ; Alejo Perez on Don Carlos (Verdi) ; Eric Withacre at Brussels Philharmonic and the Flanders Radio Choir : Sir Mark Elder at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra (ASO) ; Arnaud Oosterbaan on Peter Grimes (Benjamin Britten) at Wadopera,The Netherlands ; Alain Altinoglu on Kinderen der Zee (Lodewijk Mortelmans) at the ROH La Monnaie ; M° Yi-Chen Lin on L’heure espagnole at Flanders Opera and eventually Christian Arming at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège Royal on Schubert's 9th Symphony.


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