Conductor-harpsichordist Korneel Bernolet (°1989) is one of the most versatile young talents of the early music scene today. He performs worldwide as a recital soloist and ensemble player, conducts his own Apotheosis Orchestra, which performs the Baroque through the high Romantic repertoires on historical instruments; in addition, he tours as musical assistant to Christophe Rousset and his Talens Lyriques and regularly appears as assistant conductor with Anima Eterna Brugge and Jos van Immerseel.
He studied with Paul Clement, Ewald Demeyere, Gustav Leonhardt and Christophe Rousset. Korneel made his debut at the age of nineteen as a continuo player with Sigiswald Kuijken's La Petite Bande, was named 'Young Musician of the Year' in 2014 by the Belgian Music Press Association, and two years later was appointed the new Professor of Harpsichord at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, where he teaches on the famous Dulcken 1747 harpsichord at Museum Vleeshuis. He also teaches and conducts at the International Opera Academy Ghent and is pursuing a PhD Degree at the Antwerp University. His discography, including solo works by Balbastre, Rameau and Weckbacher, now counts some 20 recordings.