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A new book by Paul Van Nevel:
Het landschap van de polyfonisten - The world of the Franco-Flemish School (1400-1600)
Photography: Luk Van Eeckhout
Why did the polyphonists all come from the same region of southwest Belgium and northern France? 
And and what was the influence of this region on their music?
A unique analysis of the environment - the ‘cultural landscape’ - of the 15th and 16th century musician.
The book includes a CD and no fewer than 168 beautiful photographs.

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“Het Bourgondische Leven - Documentary Utrecht Early Music Festival 2018” (by Nander Cirkel)  with Paul Van Nevel"
Pentecost Festival 2019
7 - 8 - 9 June 2019
The Huelgas Ensemble in Talant (Burgundy)
Artistic director: Paul Van Nevel

The Huelgas Ensemble is a cultural ambassador for Flemish heritage

For the first time in its existence, the Huelgas Ensemble presents and sings in its own festival, based on a new concept: for three days the audience is engaged in an auditory adventure of unknown works (on which experiments are sometimes carried out), new forms, and interaction between performer and audience, all taking place in an exceptional location - the Burgundian village of TALANT - with its beautiful late Romanesque church. The audience is actively involved, both before, during and after the concerts.
A festival never to be forgotten!

Download 'The philosophie of the festival' (PDF)
Download 'Programme' (PDF)
Download 'Practical information' (PDF)
Tickets: http://abcdijon.org
Interview Paul Van Nevel: https://youtu.be/E2Xlg7gaEHA

Next auditions

Currently no auditions are planned
Recent distinctions

February 2017

boutique classica

    The CD ”The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi” received a Choc de Classica (February 2017). Download PDF


February 2017

The CD "The mirror of Claudio Monteverdi" receives the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

www.schallplattenkritik.de/bestenlisten - 15.02.2017| link

Bestenliste - February 2017| download PDF

November 2015

The CD ”Wolfgang Rihm "Et lux” was awarded with a Diapason d’Or for Contemporary Music 2015, as well as the Diapason d’Or for July 2015.

      ►  Review| PDF

March 2015

PRIX CAECILIA 2015 "La Oreja de Zurbaran"
Out of the 10 awards distributed by the Union de la Presse musicale belge, 1 was given to "La oreja de Zurbaran"

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October 2014

The CD "Les trésors de Claude Le Jeune" receives the Diapason d'Or of 2014.

August 2014

The CD "Les trésors de Claude Le Jeune" receives the Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik.

May 2014

boutique classica
The CD ”La Oreja de Zurbarán” received a Choc de Classica (May 2014). Download PDF

April 2014

The CD ”La Oreja de Zurbarán” was awarded in the April issue of Diapason with a Diapason d'Or.

      ►  Review| PDF

February 2014

"La Oreja de Zurbarán" the latest released CD, was awarded with La Clef du mois Resmusica and CD of the week on Musiq’3.

Upcoming concerts
11-04-2019, 20:00
Het oor van Bernard van Orley
Brussels (BE), Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
27-04-2019, 20:00
Een polyfone caleidoscoop 1350-1600
Leipzig (DE), Peterskirche
23-05-2019, 20:00
Arcadia in Flandria - Facetten van de Franco-Vlaamse Polyfonie 1550-1600
Gent (BE), Sint-Machariuskerk
07-06-2019, 20:00
Pinksterfestival 2019 - Festival de Pentecôte 2019 - Pentecost Festival 2019
Talant (FR), Eglise Notre-Dame de Talant

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