Signatures from composing Flanders is the second Fingerprints CD. Twenty-five compositions from twenty-three contemporary classical composers who set their stamp on the classical music of today: Bart Verstraeten, Koen Dejonghe, Felix Vermeirsch, Benjamien Lycke, Bart Vanderbeke, Ward De Vleeschhouwer, André Laporte, Felix Ceunen, Eddy Flecijn, Arne M. Gunst, Pieter Schuermans, Michiel De Malsche, Liesbeth Decrock, Liselotte Sels, Gilbert Isbin, Dirk Verbrugghe, Kris De Baerdemacker, Kris Oelbrandt, Stephane Vande Ginste, Sebastian Bradt, Bart Van Kerckhove, Johan Sluys and Annelies Van Parys.
At the end of 2015, Flemish folk bands received a call to apply for participation at the EFEX focus programme. EFEX, the English Folk Expo, is a three-day showcase and network event that takes place during the Homegrown Folkfestival in Bury, Lancashire, near Manchester. Because of the unique cooperation between Flanders Arts Institute and Folkforum, EFEX chose Flanders as focus region for the 2016 edition. The two organisations will join forces to reinforce the folk scene in Flanders, to enhance the visibility of folk in Belgium and abroad and to build a sustainable network.
From Wednesday 25 till Saturday 28 May, Flanders Arts Institute will be present at the international music fair Classical:Next in Rotterdam. After previous editions in Munich (2012), Vienna (2013 & 2014) and Rotterdam (2015), Classical:Next has grown into a valued and interesting event that brings together all important actors from the classical music sector.
From 8 till 15 July 2016, the Voice.Academy will be organising an International Voice Masterclass in Bruges. The Voice.Academy – with students from all over Europe – is specialised in professional tuition from foundation to expertise and works closely together with leading pedagogues as well as phoniatrists and speech-therapist.