Also this season, Reinoud Van Mechelen will be the artist in residence at AMUZ, alongside his other projects. The Flemish tenor embodies the values as AMUZ. He makes music of the highest quality, surrounds himself with like minds and treads unexplored paths. He works regularly
with the cream of international ensembles, such as Les Arts Florissants & William Christie, Le Poeme Harmonique & Vincent Dumestre and Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet. He performs as a soloist in opera productions in Belgium and abroad (de Munt in Brussels, Opera Ballet
Vlaanderen, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Théâtre Royal de Versailles in France, Theater an der Wien in Austria) with international conductors such as Simon Rattle and Trevor Pinnock.
He has also founded his own ensemble, a nocte temporis, with which he develops personal projects for large or small settings. Projects like these are crucial to Van Mechelen. He uses them to investigate unfamiliar repertoire from the French Baroque or perform interpretations
of songs by forgotten Belgian composers. He is supported by musicologists and the research body Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles. AMUZ is committed to supporting Van Mechelen’s projects and presenting them to a wide audience. He will study the French Baroque with a nocte temporis and explore the repertoire of songs with other international soloists. He will also develop educational projects for young people in partnership with De Veerman.