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Steven Prengels

Steven Prengels is a Belgian composer and artist. He studied at the Lemmens Institute, the University of Leuven, the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and the Conservatory of Amsterdam. At the latter two he studied composition with Wim Henderickx.
He works mostly for theatre, dance and opera. In recent years he collaborated with national and international artists as Alain Platel, Frank Van Laecke, Johan Simons and Arno Synaeve; and companies as les ballets C de la B, NTGent, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Ruhr Triennale, Teatro Real Madrid and Münchner Kammerspiele. For les ballets C de la B he collaborated as music director on Gardenia, C(H)OEURS, tauberbach, En avant, marche!, nicht schlafen, C(H)OEURS 2020, Gardenia 10 years later and Mein Gent.

For coming years, collaborations are planned with les ballets C de la B, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, the Manchester Festival, Athens Epidaurus Festival, Bochum Schauspielhaus and Leipzig Schauspielhaus.

He divides his time between composing and working as a visual artist.
Steven Prengels is professor of composition at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.

For laGeste, he is again working with Frank Van Laecke and Alain Platel, composing the music for the show 'Mein Gent' (2023).

update: 06/2023

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