Wouter Dekoninck studied organ and harpsichord at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and, after numerous masterclasses in Belgium and abroad, obtained his specialization diploma with the highest honours. He regularly performs as a soloist and improviser at international organ festivals with or without his own transcriptions for the organ. Alongside these appearances, he has been conductor and musical director of many orchestral and choir projects, and has participated in recordings for the radio and television. He is the head organist of the historical Penceler Organ (1714) of St. Gertrude’s Church in Leuven.
With his baroque ensemble the Hildebrandt Consort, he focuses on late baroque works, including those by J.S. Bach in particular, mostly in chamber music formations. Under his guidance, the Hildebrandt Consort has developed a unique, refreshing sound and an exceptional repertoire based heavily on new works composed by Dekoninck himself and his transcriptions of baroque music for organ and orchestra that retain the spirit and style of the original composer. Thus the ensemble proposes a completely innovative approach to the world of baroque (early) music.