Keustermans, Michel

After studying civil engineer-architect in Louvain-la-Neuve, which he passed with great distinction and a thesis on Music and Architecture, Michel Keustermans obtained a higher diploma in recorder at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of Frédéric de Roos, as well as a 1st prize in chamber music and music history.

For many years, Michel Keustermans has conceived each concert programme as a creation, a composition in its own right. Each time, new concepts are reinvented and reworked, both in terms of content and original format. To this end, he joins forces with numerous personalities from the artistic world, from all disciplines, who are willing to follow him in his work, sometimes off the beaten track. He also manages to captivate the public with simple and convivial presentations, which are unanimously appreciated.

Passionate about pedagogy, he teaches recorder and chamber music at the Waterloo Academy. He is often called upon to conduct orchestras of young students or professionals in opera projects or symphonic concerts with adult or children’s choirs.

As a composer, he regularly presents to the public or to his students new works for choir, soloists or orchestra where traditional music and jazz are becoming increasingly important.