Internationally acclaimed conductor and award winning composer Dirk Brossé (°1960) is currently Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Music Director of the Ghent Film Festival. He is also professor of composition and conducting at the School of Arts / Royal Conservatory of Music in his hometown Ghent.
He has guest-conducted many top orchestras all over the world and has made over 100 CD recordings. With a keen interest in cinematic music, he is an early advocate of bringing movie scores to orchestral venues. He has collaborated with world-class artists, directors and writers. Dirk Brossé has been awarded several titles and was elevated to Belgium’s hereditary nobility in 2013.
As a composer, Brossé has written concerti, oratorios, lieder, chamber music and symphonic works, that have been performed and recorded world-wide. He has also written for theatre and cinema, in close collaboration with Frank Van Laecke.