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Dirk

Brossé

Biography

Dirk Brossé is passionate about music and has worked all over the world as a conductor and composer. He is currently Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and of Ghent Film Festival. John Williams chose him as Principal Conductor of the Star Wars in Concert World Tour. He is professor of composition and conducting at the School of Arts / Royal Conservatory of Music in Ghent (B).

He has composed some 400 works, including concerti, oratorios, lieder, chamber music and symphonic works.  He has also composed extensively for cinema, television and stage.

His film soundtracks include Boerenpsalm, Koko Flanel, Daens, The Lovers and Knielen.

His score for the BBC/HBO series Parade’s End was nominated for an Emmy Award.

He wrote the scores for the musicals Prince of Africa, Daens, Sacco & Vanzetti, Tintin, Rembrandt, Ben X, Pauline & Paulette and 14-18.

Dirk Brossé has been awarded the title Cultural Ambassador of Flanders, the Flemish Parliament’s Gold Medal for Merit, the Achille Van Acker Prize, the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award and the Global Thinkers Forum Award for Excellence in Cultural Creativity.  In 2013 he was elevated to Belgium’s hereditary nobility, with the personal title of Knight. He is a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.

Dirk Brossé

Dirk Brossé

dirk.brosse@screencomposers.be

www.dirkbrosse.be

Some Work

Koko Flanel, a feature film by Stijn Coninx (1989)

Daens, a feature film by Stijn Coninx (1992)

Als het leven een nieuwe wending neemt, a shortfilm by Serge Leurs (1993)

Oost-Vlaanderen, schat van een provincie, a documentary film by Frank Van Laecke (1993)

Marie, a feature film by Marian Handwerker (1993)

Licht / When the Light comes, a feature film by Stijn Coninx (1997)

Planckendael koala’s, a shortfilm by Stijn Coninx (1998)

Mijn eerste Sjeekspier, shortfilm by Douglas Boswell (2000)

Romance, shortfilm by Douglas Boswell (2004)

Knetter, a feature film by Maarten Koolhoven (NL) (2005)      

The Kavijaks, TV serie by Stijn Coninx (2005)

Brod Ludaka, a shortfilm by Matthias Lebeer (2006)

Samaritan, a shortfilm by Douglas Boswell (2008)

La Vie Aquatique, (early 20th century), a silent documentary film (2010)        

Amore Pedestre, (1914) a silent film by Marcel Fabre (2010)

Parade’s End, TV series by Susanne White, for BBC/HBO (2012)

The Lovers, a feature film by Roland Joffé (2013)

Knielen, a feature film by Sam Sombogaart (2016)

Het Goeie Leven, TV series by De Liefhebbers (2016)

Back to Utopia, feature film by Fabio Wuytack (2016)

Some Awards en prijzen

Academy Award Nomination Daens, categorie beste buitenlandse film’ (1992)

Nominatie voor de Nederlandse Musical Awards voor ‘Kuifje – De Zonnetempel’ (2006)

‘Vlaamse Musical Award’ voor de muziek van Daens (2009)

Emmy Award nominatie voor de muziek van de BBC/HBO serie ‘Parade’s End’ – USA (2013)

Erfelijke adeldom verleend met de persoonlijke titel van ridder door Koning Filip I (2013)

Gouden Kalf Award nominatie voor de score voor de film Knielen (2016)

Lid van de Vlaamse Koninklijke Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten (2016)