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...was born in Bilzen, Belgium, on the 27th of December, 1973. In 1998 he completed his studies with a double Master of Music certificate at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven. Building upon his accomplishments in music education and conducting, he achieved a master degree in Music Design for Film & television at the Bournemouth Media School in England.

As a composer he has written 2 musicals, 2 symphonies, an opera and an oratorium and more than 100 pieces for wind orchestra, choir and symphony orchestra.

In 2006, his composition Fantasia per la Vita e la Morte won the first prize in the prestigious composition contest of Torrevieja, Spain. In 2010, he wrote his first opera Katharina von Bora, which was successfully premiered in the famous Gewandhaus in Leipzig by the Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie with soloists and choir.

In cooperation with Graham Reilly, he has scored the music for over 45 hours of Prime TV & Film Productions. He was commissioned for a 20-part TV Series for the BBC - ‘Reel History of Britain’ – of which the soundtrack was performed en recorded by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

He has built up a remarkable reputation as a conductor guesting in both his native Belgium and abroad. He has conducted renowned orchestra’s such as the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, the Feroci Philharmonic Winds (Bangkok) , The Royal Symphonic Band of The Belgian Air Force, the Willem Friso Military Band and the Danish Concert Band.

His works have been performed all over the world, and nearly all of his compositions have been recorded on CD and DVD.

Bert Appermont
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