Philippe Herreweghe

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Birthday
2, 1947
Birthplace
Ghent, Belgium
Birth Sign
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Birthday
2, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
Ghent, Belgium

About

Conductor who became known for his mastery of Johann Sebastian Bach's oeuvre.

Before Fame

He established the Collegium Vocale Ghent in 1970 and conducted the ensemble.

Trivia

His Parisian ensemble, La Chapelle Royale, specialized in works from France's Golden Age of music.

Family Life

He was born in Ghent, Belgium.

Associated With

His piano teacher at the Ghent Conservatory was Marcel Gazelle, who also served as Yehudi Menuhin's accompanist.