Bart Rodyns – organ

Bart Rodyns began his musical career at the Academy of Music in Lier, where he collected several prizes at a young age. He studied organ and harpsichord with Dieter Van Handenhoven. Later he studied at the Music Conservatories of Antwerp and Maastricht. His principal teachers were Dorthy de Rooij, Hans Leenders, Joris Verdin and Marcel Verheggen. He concluded his studies with a Master of Musician Organ and Theory with the highest distinction. He followed master classes with Naji Hakim(F) and Andrea Marcon (I).
Bart won several prizes at international competitions in Birmingham and Leiden, and in Belgium (Brussels, Halle and Kortrijk). He has made recordings for the Belgian, Dutch, French, Danish and Hungarian radio and was nominated for Klara’s Music Award 2010. He plays concerts all over Europe and the USA.
The vocal and instrumental ensemble Euterpe Baroque Consort of which Bart is the artistic leader and keyboardplayer, interprets authentic music on historical instruments. With this ensemble he played important concerts for Flanders Festival and radio Klara. Together with the tenor Jan Van Elsacker he established the ensemble Il Trionfo. He is the preferred keyboard player of Wim Becu’s ensemble Oltremontano. And at the end of 2013 he re-established the historical ensemble The Party (1860) in wich he plays the pressure reed organ, with soprano Hendrickje van Kerckhove, violinist Eliot Lawson and double bass player Lode Leire.
Bart Rodyns also collects historical keyboards, including harpsichords (replica of Ruckers and Delin), a continuo organ (Jos Moors2012), an Erard square piano (1803), a Mustel Kunstharmonium (1928) and some 19th century reed organs (Debain and Alexandre). He is also appointed as organist of theForceville organ (ca.1720) at Broechem.
His repertoire includes music from the Renaissance up to contemporary music.
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