ARNOLD BRAND

Studies               Music (several disciplines) at Royal Antwerp Music Conservatory and at Staatliche Hochschule                                                    für Musik – Cologne.

Since 1948          Accompanist (at the organ) of soloist, choirs and ensembles

1952/1957           President Student Guild at  Royal Antwerp Music Conservatory

1956/61               Soloist (bass) at  St.-Paul’s Church Antwerp – Orchestral Masses

1956/61               Soloist Pro Musica Antiqua c. Safford Cape

1957/65               Soloist Groupe Vocal de Bruxelles c. Fritz Hoyois

1957/66               Soloist Concerts – Oratorio – Lied

1954/65               Titular Organist of the Antwerp Saint Carolus Borromeus Artist’s Masses

1958/65               Soloist Dutch Chamber Orchestra – Antwerp

                            Guest Soloist at Royal Flemish Opera– Antwerp

1961/71               Conductor Mixed Choir Die Cierlycke – Mortsel

                            (Premiere of several Telemann-Passions)

1966/76               Founder/Conductor Antwerp Chamber Orchestra

1966/76               President – Conductor – Director of Flemish Champer Opera / Antwerp.

                            (64 opera productions of which 40 premieres for Belgium and 16 for Europe . Conducts  25 productions,                                   directs 38.  44 operas translated into Dutch.

1977                    Award Composers Guild of Britain (first non-British recipient)

1976/82               Director at Flemish Royal Opera - Antwerp

1985/90               Music Critic Het Volk – De Nieuwe Gids

                            Music Editor Winkler Prins – Artsenkrant – De Scène – Theaterjaarboek – 

                            Nederlands Ballettijdschrift Dans – Brochures – Lectures etc.

1988/98               Pianist and arranger for Sestetto Salonisti (Salon Ensemble)

1962/71               Secretary-General of Belgium’s National Record Library

1971/78               Deputy-General of Belgian Media Library

1978/97               Deputy-General of Flemish National Record & Media Library