Clarinets on Stage 2018


Freddy Arteel Anne Boeykens Marc Kerckhof Pascal Moragues Antonio Tinelli Eddy Vanoosthuyse


Bernard Buyse Tom Collier Bart Lagacie Yves Pieters Severine Sierens Peter Valck Johan Verhelst Kris Vuylsteke


Freddy Arteel

Freddy Arteel was principal clarinet of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Antwerp (now: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra) for over 25 years and in 1977 he joined the faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. He was a faculty member and chamber music musician at the Saskatchewan Summer School of Arts, Canada and has presented master classes at numerous universities in the United States.

Mr. Arteel is faculty member of the Cours International de Musique in Morges, Switserland. In 1993, Mr. Arteel was host director and soloist for the International Clarinet Festival in Ghent.  He is founder of the J. C. Denner Clarinet Ensemble and member of Chamber music ensemble Contrasts. He made different recordings.

Anne Boeykens

Anne Boeykens graduated at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, where she was taught by her world-renowned father Walter Boeykens. Currently, Anne is an established soloist at Brussels Philarmonic Orchestra. Furthermore, she frequently plays chamber music and is regularly invited to perform at both Belgian and international festivals; for example together with the Ivanov Brothers in the prestigious Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.  Through her passion for chamber music, Anne also established her own woodwind quintet known as the “Anne Boeykens Formation”. Moreover, she regularly performs in duet with pianist Lies Colman.

Together with her father Walter Boeykens, Anne has recorded the fascinating concertos for two clarinets of Hoffmeister, Krommer and the double concertos of Baermann, Ponchielli and Mendelsohn.

The Belgian Composer Jan Van Der Roost composed especially for Anne and her father the ‘Concerto Doppio’ which has been recorded on the CD Colori by EMI Classics. Lastly, Anne Boeykens is the driving force behind the annual “Bornem Festival Walter Boeykens”, which will celebrate its 23rd anniversary the coming year. The festival consists of 5 concerts which combine classical compositions with modern day influences, performed at various picturesque locations in Bornem.

Marc Kerckhof

Marc Kerckhof was born on November 3, 1961 in Izegem. At the Royal Conservatory of Ghent Marc Kerckhof graduated  with a major in clarinet and he also received “the higher diploma” for chamber music with highest distinction. During his studies, he showed already a lot of interest in the bass clarinet. At the Conservatory of Rotterdam he specialized on the bass clarinet and graduated with the diploma “performing artist” with a special mention for chamber music. Later, he obtained from the Conservatory of Brussels a the teaching diploma.

Besides the clarinet, he regularly plays the contra-bass clarinet in the orchestra. As bass clarinet player, he performs regularly with renowned symphonic orchestras.

He is teaching bass clarinet  at the Royal Conservatory of Music Gent (University College, Gent) and at the Academy ‘Art’Iz’ Izegem. Marc Kerckhof  is regularly invited as jury member at conservatories and music schools.

Pascal Moragues

Pascal Moragues is klarinetsolo van het ‘Orchestre de Paris’, docent aan het ‘Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris’ en gastdocent aan de ‘College superior of Music’ in Osaka en de ‘Royal College of Music’ in Londen. Hij is lid van het kwintet Moragues, het Viktoria Mullova Ensemble, het ensemble ‘Katia and Marielle Labèque’ en wordt op regelmatige basis gevraagd als lid van het ‘Chamber Orchestra of Europe’. Pascal Moragues treedt regelmatig op als soliste in verschillende internationale concertzalen en tijdens internationale festivals. Hij wordt regelmatig gevraagd om concerttournees en master classes te verzorgen in Azië, USA, Australië, het Midden-Oosten en in Europa.

Eddy Vanoosthuyse

Eddy Vanoosthuyse is a Belgian clarinet soloist and pedagogue. He performs throughout the world with prestigious orchestras and conductors. Also important are his concerts with stringquartets where he played more than 100 times the Mozart Quintet among other works.

He makes recordings for radio & television and for CD’s. These recordings get outstanding comments in the international press. Vanoosthuyse works with some of the most high standing composers of his generations as Corigliano, Messiaen, Reed, Brossé, Zimmer, Marquez, Laporte, Van der Roost, Piovani,…. He was selected for the World Philharmonic Orchestra and invited for the Symphonicum Europae. In 2013 he received the ‘Torenwachtersprijs’, in 2014 a ‘Golden Label’ for his recording with American Clarinet Concertos and in 2015 the ‘Fuga Prize’.

Eddy Vanoosthuyse is principal clarinet of the Brussels Philharmonic and clarinet professor at the Royal Conservatories of Ghent and Liège. He gives master classes and is guest professor at universities in 4 continents.
He plays the Buffet Crampon clarinets and Vandoren reeds/mouthpieces exclusively.

Antonio Tinelli

Professioneel klarinettist Antonio Tinelli is docent en artistiek directeur van de internationale klarinetwedstrijd ‘Saverio Mercadante’ in Italië. Hij won meer dan 30 prijzen tijdens nationale en internationale wedstrijd als solist en kamermusicus. Antonio speelde concerten in Europa, het Verre Oosten en in de USA.
Hij stond als solist op het podium met verschillende orkesten zoals ‘Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari’, ‘Kiev RTV Festival Orchestra’, ‘Philharmonic Orchestra “George Enescu” of Bucarest’, ‘Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia’, ‘Orchestra Milano Classica’, ‘Orchestra of the Bologna Theater’, ‘Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela’ en ‘Mersin Opera and Ballet State Orchestra’ (Turkije).

Antonio gaf een recital tijdens ‘Clarinetfest’ in het ‘Lied Center for Permorming Arts’ in Lincoln, Nebraska en was jurylid tijdens de ICA ‘Young Artist Competition’ en de ICA ‘High School Solo Competition’.
Tinelli nam opnames op voor de ‘National Radio of Bucarest’ (Romania), ‘RAI’ , ‘Deutsche Südwestfunk’ , ‘TVR 1 Bucarest’, ‘TV Dubai’, ‘News 24’ (Albanië) en ‘Venezuela TV’. Hij bracht CD’s uit bij Iktius, Dad Records, VDM Records/RAI Trade, Phoenix Classics. Camerato Tokyo bracht een CD uit waarin Tinelli speelde in een trio met Karl Leister en Giuliano Mazzoccante. Farelive bracht 2 cd’s uit met Tinelli als dirigent van de ‘Italian Red Cross Military Band’ en het ‘Méditerranée Clarinet Ensemble’.

Momenteel is Antonio Tinelli docent klarinet aan het ‘Music Conservatory N. Piccinni’ in Bari. Daarnaast geeft hij master classes in Europa en Amerika. Hij is artistiek directeur van verschillende organisaties zoals de internationale klarinetwedstrijd ‘Saverio Mercadante’.
Antonio Tinelli is officieel Buffet Crampon tester en internationaal artist bij ‘D’Addario Woodwind’.



Bernard Buyse

Bernard studied at the ‘Lemmensinstituut’ in Leuven where he obtainted his degree of laureat clarinet, chamber music an music history. Afterwards he studied clarinet at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. In 2002 he obtained his degree of ‘Meestergraad klarinet’ at the ‘Hogeschool voor Wetenschap en Kunst, departement Muziek’ in Leuven.
Currently he is teacher of clarinet at the academie ‘Art’Iz’ in Izegem and he also is teacher of music and aesthetics at the ‘Emmaüsinstituut’ in Aalter.
Bernard was former conductor of different windbands such as ‘Congregatie Izegem’ and the Royal Windband ‘Vermaak na Arbeid’ Tielt.

Tom Collier

Tom started his musical studies at the ‘Koninklijke Harmonie Sint-Cecilia’ in Jabbeke with Erik Jonghmans and he continues these studies at the ‘Stedelijke Muziekacademie’ in Bruges. There he takes clarinet classes with Raymond Decock and Filip Demeyere. In 2001, he decides to continue his studies at the ‘Lemmensinstituut’ in Leuven. There, he studies ‘clarinet’ with Eddy Vanoosthuyse and earns prizes in solfège and written harmony. In 2006, Tom graduates magna cum laude at the ‘Lemmensinstituut’.

Tom works as a teacher of musical education at the ‘VTI Brugge’. In his spare time, he is chairman of the PLAY Events. From 2003 until 2005, Tom successfully completes the training ‘conducting’ at the ‘Academie de Kunstbrug’ in Gentbrugge. As a conductor, he is a regular guest at the preparations of a concert or partial clarinet rehearsals.

At this moment, he takes the composition classes at the ‘Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen’ with Wim Henderickx and Luc Van Hove, and harmony and counterpoint classes with Alain Craens.

Bart Lagacie

Bart was born in 1984 in Bruges. In 1998 he started to study and the ‘Kunsthumaniora’ of the Lemmens Institute. Afterwards he continued to study at the Lemmens Institute in the class of Eddy Vanoosthuyse. In 2002 he became laureate of Axion Classics (Pro Civitate).

In 2007 he obtained his master degree in music and one year later his master after master degree.

Bart worked as freelance musician at Brussels Philharmonic and the Royal Chapel of the Belgian Neavy. He is conductor of the Royal Windband ‘De Vijverzonen’ in Dikkebus and windband ‘Vermaak Na Arbeid’ Tielt.

Yves Pieters

Yves Pieters studied clarinet at the Conservatory of Bruges. He became laureat of the national competition Pro Civitate and received the prize Jules Bouquet for harmony.

Yves became teacher of mathematiques and sciences at ‘VTI’ in Bruges. Besides that he studied clarinet  and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent and at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven. He performed with the Ciurlionis String Quartet.

Currently he is member of the ‘Clariano Clarinet Quartet’ and after following a course of conducting and a master class with Jan Cober he decides to focus on conducting.

Severine Sierens

Severine obtained her Masters degree in Arts at the Lemmens Institute in the class of Eddy Vanoosthuyse in 2007. After she graduated  she obtained a Master after Master degree in 2011 and a Master degree in Chamber Music.

Severine has also attended several master classes and  she has succesfully participated in several competitions in Belgium and abroad. Severine preformed as a freelance musician in the ‘Brussels Philharmonic’, the Flemish Opera and the Royal Chapel of the Belgian Airforce.
Currently Severine is teacher at the ‘Academie voor Muziek, Woord en Dans’ Ghent and at the music school in Bentille.

Severine is member of ‘Klarinetensemble Solido’ and clarinetchoirs. Severine has been a soloist with ‘Ciurlionis Stringquartet’, several windbands, clarinetchoirs, ‘Simon Bolivar Youth Symphony Band’, ‘Free State Symphony Bloemfontein’ and ‘Symfonisch Ensemble Querceto’. She is also adminstrative manager of International Music Promotion vzw and conductor of several windbands.

Peter Valck

Peter Valck obtained his first prize of clarinet at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent (KASK) in 1980).

Since more than 35 years, he is teacher of clarinet at the ‘Stedelijke Kunstacademie’ of Waregem. He is founder and conductor of the ‘Waregems Clarinet Choir’.

Besides that , Peter is clarinetist of the ensembles ‘Danzan Mora’ and ‘Sonsuniek’. He also is conductor of the windbands of Wakken and Sint-Baafs-Vijve.

Johan Verhelst

Johan Verhelst studied clarinet at the ‘Kunsthumaniora’ of Ghent and at the Conservatory of Antwerp. ( Higher degree of chamber music/ Master in Music, option clarinet)

Between 1994 and 1999 he was clarinetsolo of the National Orchestra of Ecuador, he teached at the International School of Quito and was member of the Quito Big Band and the saxophone quartet Saxo-Mix. He was coordinator and teacher of the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil del Ecuador.

In 1999 Johan became teacher of clarinet, saxophone and ensemble at ‘SAMWD Lier’. He is founder of SONBACAN and member of Flanders Clarinet Quartet and conductor of several orchestras. Besides this, he works also as a freelance musician.

Kris Vuylsteke

At the age of 7 Kris Vuylsteke started his musical studies at the ‘Stedelijke Muziekacademie Adriaan Willaert’ in Roeselare. There he obtained a prize of city for clarinet and chamber music.
In 1984 he became laureat of the competition ‘Pro Civitate’ and decided to study at the Lemmens Institute with Jos Wijnen and Greet Severens.

In 1989 he started to specialize at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in the class of Walter Boeykens where he obtained his Higher Diplome of Clarinet and his first prize of chamber music. He was the concertmaster of the famous ‘Clarinetchoir Walter Boeykens’ during a concerttour in 1992 in Japan.

Currently he is teacher clarinet, saxophone and ensemble at the ‘Stedelijke Muziekacademie Dilsen-Stokkem’ and at the ‘Noordlimburgs Instituut voor Kunstonderwijs’ Neerpelt. He worked on 2 projects ‘Net iets anders’ and ‘k ben nie goed, man!’ during a CD recording.

Clarinets on Stage is a organisation from PLAY Events vzw with International Music Promotion vzw.

Tom Collier Marc Kerckhof Bart Lagacie Yves Pieters Severine Sierens Eddy Vanoosthuyse