• Jos van Immerseel

Jos van Immerseel

Jos van Immerseel was born in Antwerp in 1945. He studied piano (Eugène Traey), organ (Flor Peeters), singing (Lucie Frateur) and direction (Daniel Sternefeld) as well as organology, rhetoric and historical fortepiano (autodidact). His passion for historical keyboard instruments burgeoned after coming into contact with two magnificent instruments at the Antwerp Museum Vleeshuis (Joannes Dulcken – 1747; Conrad Graf – 1826), and with exceptional musicians such as René Jacobs, the Kuijken brothers, Jaap Schröder, Anner Bijlsma, Paul Van Nevel, Guy de Mey and Paul Dombrecht. Reinforced by his fascination for organ and vocal music, these interests naturally guided van Immerseel to the field of early music. Shortly thereafter, he founded his own ensemble (Collegium Musicum, 1964-1968) that experimented with music from the renaissance and the baroque era on period instruments. Still on the same track, Jos van Immerseel embarked upon harpsichord studies with Kenneth Gilbert and carried off the palm at the first edition of the Paris Harpsichord Competition (1973) after a unanimous decision of both the jury and the audience. Van Immerseel turned out to be the only competitor rigorously choosing to play the historical harpsichord, thereby starting a new chapter of the French harpsichord school’s history.

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Future projects

23.08.2019 bis 27.03.2020

Jos van Immerseel, Klavier

01.10.2019 bis 07.10.2019

Anima Eterna Brugge
Partner: Julien Prégardien, Tenor - Jakob Lehmann, Violine
Dirigent: Jos van Immerseel

04.11.2019 bis 04.11.2019

Anima Eterna Brugge (55 Musiker)
Partner: Thomas Bauer, Bariton
Dirigent: Jos van Immerseel

13.11.2019 bis 17.11.2019

Anima Eterna Brugge
Partner: Julien Prégardien, Tenor, Christoph Prégardien, Tenor, Marianne Beate Kielland, Mezzosopran
Dirigent: Jos van Immerseel

30.11.2019 bis 02.12.2019

Anima Eterna Brugge (66 Musiker)
Partner: Anna Vinnitskaya, Pianoforte
Dirigent: Jos van Immerseel

02.04.2020 bis 10.09.2020

Anima Eterna Brugge (64 Musiker)
Partner: Dresdner Kammerchor
Dirigent: Jos van Immerseel