Patrick Hiketick (b. 1952)
Patrick Hiketick studied piano, harmony and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp. In 1975 he obtained his degree in chamber music with the highest distinction. He also studied counterpoint and fugue at the Conservatory in Brussels. As a composer, he worked for many theater companies in Flanders and he wrote music for more than 100 different plays, including almost the entire oeuvre of 'Molière' and 'Shakespeare'. He also was the musical director for all 'Brecht' works for KNS Antwerp, where he was composer in 10 years. Then he became music coordinator for the Royal Ballet of Flanders, and he made arrangements for symphony orchestra ao 'Don Quixote', 'Gisele' and 'Swan Lake'. He has a jazz and close-harmony trio, and he worked as a composer for the Belgian Radio and Television. Patrick has composed music for 100 different plays for almost all companies in Flanders. For various radio and television, he wrote countless tunes, songs and film music. As a teacher he worked/works at the Municipal Institute of Ballet, at the Municipal Music Academies of Merksem and Borgerhout, at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp and at the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg. The music he wrote for to the Flanders Clarinet Quartet is especially known in Japan. With this ensemble, he recently went on tour to Takayama, Nagoya and Osaka, where he was honored with a tribute concert with only his music.