(Belgium, 1978) will be accompanying singer Helmut Lotti on the piano at the Winternatchten festival. He studied in Brussels, Antwerp and Rotterdam, receiving instruction in classical music as well as jazz and world music. Due to his versatility as a pianist and a music director, he is suited to both classical performances as well as musical productions, and is in high demand as a musician by jazz and pop groups. He has worked with groups like Spring, Cookies & Cream, Jackobond and Els De Schepper. He was also one of two pianists on the VRT TV programme "Sing that Song" (2013-14), in which two teams compete in a musical game. While he was still studying, he was approached to compose music for theatre, working with Raam Theatre and Het Gevolg. He also sings and plays his own songs with Old English texts.(2015)
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One of Radio 1's most popular programmes is VPRO's O.V.T. Every Sunday morning, the focus is on the contemporary significance of historic events. It's become a tradition for the producers to move to The Hague during the festival, this time broadcasting live from the cozy lobby of Theater aan het Spui. Count on appearances by festival guests Adriaan van Dis and Rodaan Al Galidi. Flemish singer Helmut Lotti will perform, and of course Nelleke Noordervliet will deliver her spoken column. The hosts are Paul van der Gaag and Jos Palm. The public is welcome and admission is free - but be sure to reserve your spot via www.writersunlimited.nl
It's a well-kept secret that singer Helmut Lotti of Flanders interprets poetry beautifully. Especially for Winternachten, he'll explore the world of poetry, presenting his own 'dark' selection from around the world, accompanied by pianist Florejan Verschueren. Conclude this festival evening with Lotti's words ringing in your ears!