Yves Senden (°1965) is a graduate in Classical Philology. He graduated from the Conservatoire of Antwerp with a final cycle for organ with Stanislas Deriemaeker, as well as first prizes for harmony, practical harmony, music history, chamber music and the certificate for analysis. In 1995 he received the diploma of Performing Musician from Leo Van Doeselaar at the Conservatory of The Hague. In 2009 he obtained the degree of Doctor in the Arts (field of study Music and Performing Arts) with the dissertation Musical interpretation from the pragmaticism of C.S. Peirce (supervisor: Peter De Graeve, co-supervisor: Eugeen Schreurs) at the University of Antwerp and Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen (Royal Conservatoire), Association Faculty of Arts - Arts and Philosophy.
As an organist he gives concerts in the Netherlands and abroad and he provided radio recordings. As a pedagogue he is attached to the Royal Conservatories of the AP Hogeschool Antwerpen, and the Hogeschool Gent, and to the academy of Jette.
As a performer he covers a broad domain: talks about composers (Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, Mahler, Shostakovich, contemporary music) alongside thematic topics (the links between classical rhetoric and music, the CD as a curse and blessing, music and emotion ...).
Courses: analysis, philosophy of music, Improvisation Joint Module Metric (Guildhall School), Music history, Practical harmony and improvisation, Research