Peter Van Heyghen

Peter Van Heyghen

Flute

• Born 1963

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Biography

Belgian conductor and recorder player Peter van Heyghen studied at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent. A specialist in historical performance practice in Renaissance and Baroque music, van Heyghen has performed solo recitals and concerts with the ensembles More Maiorum and Mezzaluna. From 2004 to 2014, van Heyghen was the artistic director of the period-instruments orchestra Les Muffatti, while he also conducted Les Agrémens, the Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, and the Deutsche Händelsolisten, as well as academic orchestras in Brussels and The Hague. He has appeared as a guest artist at festivals in Antwerp, Bruges, Regensburg, Saint Petersburg, and Utrecht. Van Heyghen was also a vocalist performing with Capilla Flamenca and Weser-Renaissance, and served as the artistic director of Cappella Pratensis. Van Heyghen was also the artist in residence at the Augustinus Muziecentrum of Antwerp from 2007 to 2009. He has published research in the field of recorder performance and history, and he is professor of historical performance practices at the conservatories of Brussels and The Hague. His recordings have been released on the Passacaille, Eufoda, Accent, Klara, and Ramée labels.

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