Belgian composer Dirk Brossé in the running for international film music award
The world-renowned Ghent conductor and multiple award-winning composer Dirk Brossé (°1960) has been nominated by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) for his score of the Flemish documentary Onze Natuur, De Film (Our Nature, The Movie) about the unsuspected and varied natural beauty in Belgium.
Maestro Dirk Brossé has enjoyed an impressive and richly varied forty-year music career. He has studied at conservatoires in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Austria and Germany, has guest-conducted several renowned symphony and national orchestras in Europe, America and Asia, is currently music director of, among others, the film festival of his hometown Ghent, and senior lecturer in composition and orchestral conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. He has also composed over 400 works, including concertos, oratorios, songs, chamber and symphonic music and music for musicals, theatre, films and television. He has long championed bringing film scores to concert halls. He has recorded over 100 CDs and collaborated with José Van Dam, Barbara Hendricks, Randy Crawford, John Williams, Toots Thielemans, Mel Brooks, Sinead O' Connor, Maurice Jarre, Michel Legrand, Youssou N'Dour, John Malkovich and countless other world-renowned musicians, directors, producers and writers.
The nomination in the Best Original Score for a Documentary category of the IFMCA awards is another achievement, which he will hopefully be able to capitalise on at the awards ceremony on 23 February.