Benjamin Haemhouts

Conductor

Biography
Why I do what I do

Projects
In the pipeline-in progress

Innovation
Classical music, Serious Business

My name is Benjamin Haemhouts. After a career as a solo trombonist in the German Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, I focused on conducting and studying orchestral conducting with the Russian conductor Alexander Polyanichko, for whom I also worked as an assistant.

CASCO Phil conducted by Benjamin Haemhouts D.Schostakovitch string quartet no 8 (arrangement for string orchestra by R.Barschai) P.Tsjaikovski Serenade op.48 in C for strings P.Tsjaikovski Rococo variations op.33 in A for cello and orchestra soloist cello – Han Bin Yoon Dmitri Schostakovitch’s best known string quartet nr.......

Marble Sounds is a Belgian band around singer-songwriter Pieter Van Dessel. The band recorded their last album Tautou with the strings of CASCO Phil conducted by Benjamin Haemhouts. When performing concerts together, reactions are always enthusiastic: “An artistic tour de force, calling upon intimate poetry and epic......

The city of Puurs is celebrating its 725th anniversary with a grand symphonic orchestra. The main role is given to Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort, pianist born in Puurs. Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort (°1984) has been the protagonist of a new generation of Belgian pianists over the past decade. From 2002 to......

Forum for young composers HERMESensemble conducted by Benjamin Haemhouts Young composers have a particular need for experimentation and collaboration with professional musicians in order to further develop their personal style and craftsmanship. Ultimately performance of a composition remains the most important necessity in the development of......

Combining Piazzolla and Mozart? The Casco Phil wind octet crosses frontiers in this adventurous and above all enticing programme. It features the best of what both composers have to offer: Mozart’s Serenade for Winds is contrasted with Piazzolla’sLibertango, and the festive sounds of  the  Don Giovanni Suite will become one with a wall of nuevo......

CASCO Phil takes over the classical stage of city festival Maanrock. Just like last year, the orchestra with conductor Benjamin Haemhouts will dive with you into a marvelous and festive concert. Mezzo soprano Helene Bracke will add just enough drama and a lot of virtuosity......

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” – Susan Polis Schutz. CASCO Phil takes you with this concert ‘Dancing on the Sun’ on a dancing trip through Europe. Concert with CASCO Phil conducted by Benjamin Haemhouts.   Alexander Arutunian – Festive......

The European Student Orchestra Festival organises events which bring European student orchestras closer to each other. Classical music is the bonding factor uniting the student musicians and creating a network of university symphony orchestras all over Europe. ESOF creates opportunities for the orchestras to perform......