Required Works

The first required work for solo carillon, composed by renowned Belgian composer Frederic Devreese, will be performed during the qualifying round and first day of the final round.
The second required work for mobile carillon and strings, composed by Geert D'hollander (teacher at the Royal Carillon School), will be played on the second day of the final round.


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Frédéric Devreese

Frédéric Devreese (born June 2, 1929, Amsterdam) is a Dutch-born Belgian composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and piano works that have been performed throughout the world; he is also active as a conductor.


Devreese received his first musical training from his father, the composer-conductor Godfried Devreese (1893–1972). He studied composition with Marcel Poot and conducting with René Defossez in Brussels, composition with Ildebrando Pizzetti at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome from 1952 to 1955 and conducting with Hans Swarowsky at the Wiener Staatsakademie in 1955-56.

Frédéric DevreeseAmong his honors are the Prijs-Town-Ostend (1949, for Concerto No. 1), the Prix Italia (1964, for Willem van Saefthingen, together with Mark Liebrecht), the Georges Delerue Award and the Joseph Plateau Award (1990, for Het Sacrament). In addition, he has written the imposed work for the Reine Elisabeth competition in Brussels (1983, Concerto No. 4) and the Adolphe Sax competition in Dinant (1998, Ostinati).


He has served as conductor of the BRT Filharmonisch Orkest and has guest-conducted orchestras throughout the world. For his recordings for Marco Polo's series Anthology of Flemish Music, he was nominated for the Cultural Ambassador of Flanders in 1996-97.


Geert D'hollander


Geert D'hollander has studied piano, chamber music, choral and orchestral conducting, fugue and composition at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, and obtained his degree at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, with honors. He was first prize winner in more than 30 international competitions for carillon or composition (a.o. the Queen Fabiola Competition for carillon, the Grand Prix Europeen de Composition Chorale in Tours, France, the Visser-Neerlandia Prize).

In 1997, D'hollander succeeded Ronald Barnes as University Carillonist and Professor of Carillon at the Department of Music at UC Berkeley. In 2008, he was awarded the "Berkeley Medal of Honors" for "Distinguished Service to the Carillon". Until 2012 he was the carillon teacher at the Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn" in Mechelen, and city carillonneur of the historical instruments of Antwerp Cathedral, the belfry of Ghent, and the Basilica of Lier. In 2012 Geert D'hollander was named Bok Tower Gardens' fourth full-time carillonneur and carillonneur of Middelburg (The Netherlands).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He frequently gives master classes in Europe and the U.S. and performs all over the world.                             Geert D'hollander

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