Stijn Saveniers is a multifaceted conductor, cellist and researcher. He is the artistic director of his own comic music theatre company, Volksopera Antwerp; as a cellist and regularly as a conductor he is a fixed member of the Antwerp based contemporary music ensemble HERMES; and as a researcher he is connected to the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and the Study Centre for Flemish Music, where he collaborated, apart from his ongoing research into musical comedy, in projects on Charles Lecocq, Pierre Suremont, La Malibran and Joseph Ryelandt, i.a.
Saveniers conducted a wide variety of productions: opera, operetta, ballet, symphonic and chamber orchestra repertoire, oratory and contemporary music. Furthermore, he remains active in a number of chamber music formations, is regularly asked for recordings, writes arrangements and orchestrations, and provides for the publication of reductions.
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