Paul Van Nevel (°1946) is the artistic director of the Huelgas Ensemble, which he founded in 1971 as an extension of his research and studies at the Schola Basiliensis. A pioneer and figurehead for the research and practice of European polyphony from the 12th to the 16th century, Van Nevel utilises an interdisciplinary approach to original sources, putting them into context with their cultural environment. He is continuously searching for unknown works, with particular attention to the treasures of Flemish polyphony.
He was a guest lecturer at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam (NL), the Musikhochschule Hannover (DE), the Centre de Musique ancienne de Genève (CH) and he is since 30 years guest conductor of the Nederlands Kamerkoor (NL).
Van Nevel's writing includes a monograph on Johannes Ciconia and a book about Nicolas Gombert.