Martijn Dendievel.

Conductor, cellist.



October 2019 | World premiere in Brussels

Since the beginning of October, Martijn has been rehearsing in the Théâtre de la Balsamine in Schaarbeek (Brussels), where he will be conducting the world premiere of Baudouin de Jaers new chamber opera "Ce que vit en nous". The performances will take place from November 5th until November 9th. In 2014, he already cooperated with librettist and scene director Stephane Arcas and Baudouin de Jaer for the creation of "La forêt - Vert presque vert". This time, Martijn is joined by Sarah Théry (mezzo-soprano), Xavier de Lignerolles (tenor), Tomas Van Caeckenberghe (baritone) en Nicolas Luçon (actor), as well as ensemble besides.

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September 2019 | Louis Spohr conducting competition

At the 25th international Louis Spohr conducting competition in Kassel, Martijn won the first prize as well as the audience prize. In the final round on Saturday, September 7th 2019, Martijn conducted the Staatsorchester Kassel with music by Brahms and Spohr and managed to convince the jury, which consisted of Franceso Angelico and Georg Fritzsch, amongst others by his expressive conducting and vivid interpretation of the Macbeth overture by Louis Spohr. 


June 2019 | Martijn wins Franz Liszt Preis

The "Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar" decided to award Martijn the Franz Liszt Preis for the year 2019. The €2000-prize is awarded yearly to a student of the HfM Weimar which excels in artistic and academic performances, as well as for his commitment to the inner-school councils. 


May 2019 | Invitation to the Belgium National Orchestra

In November 2019, Martijn will make his debut with the Belgium National Orchestra in a series of children's and education concerts. The program contains extracts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet as well as a piece by Belgian Composer Dirk Brossé. More info via this link.


April 2019 | Concert with Hofer Symphoniker

After attending a conducting masterclass in November 2018, the Hofer Symphoniker invited Martijn to conduct a family concert in the 2019-2020 season. On March 15, he will conduct the orchestra in the Freiheitshalle Hof. More info will follow on their website.

© Martijn Dendievel, 2019