After a career as a solo trombonist in the Bamberg Symphoniker (DE), Benjamin Haemhouts focused on conducting and studied orchestral conducting with the Russian conductor Alexander Polyanichko, for whom he also worked as an assistant. Haemhouts became the principal conductor of Casco Phil in 2008.
Benjamin Haemhouts approaches classical repertoires from a contemporary perspective, always on the lookout for young new composers with a musical language entirely of their own. Haemhouts loves to work with the finest young soloists leading to a sizeable new repertoire and about thirty first performances in recent years.
As a guest conductor he conducted the National Orchestra of Belgium, Brussels Philharmonic, Chernivtsi Philharmonic Symphonic Orchestra and many others. Haemhouts has also been a guest in various ensembles for contemporary music in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
In early 2016, Haemhouts made his conducting debut with the Bamberger Symphoniker.