Jos van Immerseel
Pianist, conductor, researcher, collector, professor: the work of Jos van Immerseel is his life and that life is music. His primary teachers were Flor Peeters, organ and composition; Eugeen Traey, piano; Jef Alpaerts, chamber music; Lucie Frateur, voice; Kenneth Gilbert, harpsichord; and Daniël Sternefeld, conducting. He is also self-taught in organology, rhetoric, fortepiano and clavichord.
In 1987 he founded Anima Eterna Brugge, a symphony orchestra that aims to use the instruments that were actually familiar to the composers and that inspired them. Anima has been in residence at the Bruges Concertgebouw since 2003 where it, next to performing concerts, also participates in educational activities and recording albums.