Georges-Elie Octors (°1947) studied at the Royal Academy of Brussels. He performed as a soloist in the National Orchestra of Belgium, was a member of the Liège-based ensemble Musique Nouvelle from 1970 onwards and conducted the ensemble from 1976 until 1991. Octors also conducted numerous symphonic and chamber orchestras as well as contemporary music ensembles in Belgium and abroad.
He created a music course for the young dancers of P.A.R.T.S. and Rosas and taught at the Brussels Royal Conservatory. Until 2012, he was in charge of the Formation aux Langages Contemporains at the Liège Royal Conservatory and of Chamber Music at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona. Octors has conducted a lot of world creations including the works of Saariaho, Aperghis, Harvey, Jarrell, Romitelli, Francesconi, Wood, Pousseur, Boesmans, Hosokawa and De Mey.
Since 1996, Octors is the musical director of the Brussels-based Ictus ensemble.