Conductor who became known for his mastery of Johann Sebastian Bach's oeuvre.
He established the Collegium Vocale Ghent in 1970 and conducted the ensemble.
His Parisian ensemble, La Chapelle Royale, specialized in works from France's Golden Age of music.
He was born in Ghent, Belgium.
His piano teacher at the Ghent Conservatory was Marcel Gazelle, who also served as Yehudi Menuhin's accompanist.