Bikkembergs, Kurt
Kurt Bikkembergs, was born in Hasselt (B) in 1963. He studied musicpedagogics, choral direction, composition and orchestral direction at the Lemmens Institute in Louvain. He graduated for composition with the Laureate diploma, and also won a first prize cum laude in composition. Kurt Bikkembergs studied with Luc Van Hove and Heinz Kratochwil (A). He is the director of the Lemmens Institute's choir and teaches in the same school music-writing, counterpoint, choral direction and composition. Besides free-lance activity's with the professional choirs of the Belgian Broadcasting Company (VRT) and the Flemish Opera, he also directs the Capella di Voce and the Capella Beatae Mariae ad Lacum in Tienen, As a composer, Kurt Bikkembergs has written 200 works, from which 70 have already been published in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.