1960

  • Born in Ghent, Belgium on 18 February

1982

  • Music Director of Brussels International Youth Orchestra (until 1990)

1986

  • Graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels (Belgium)
  • Graduated in orchestral conducting at the Musikhochschüle Köln (Germany) with Prof. Volker Wangenheim

 

1987

  • Supplementary conducting class at the Musikhochschule Wien (Austria)

1988

  • Music Director of the National Youth Orchestra of Belgium (until 1989)
  • World premiere of ’El Golpe Fatal’ at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (NL)

 

1990

  • Finalist of Iwaki’s International Masterclass for young conductors (Dutch Television) in Hilversum (The Netherlands)

 

1992

  • Premiere of ‘La Soledad de America Latina’ (written in collaboration with Gabriel Garcia Marquez) at the official opening of the World Exhibition in Sevilla (Spain)
  • Academy Award Nomination for ‘Daens’

1993

  • Premiere of ‘Elegy for Cello’ commissioned by I Fiamminghi

 

1994

  • Appointed as Cultural Ambassador of Flanders (B)
  • Premiere of  ‘Landuyt-cyclus’ for soprano and orchestra

1995

  • Appointed as Cultural Ambassador of Flanders (B)
  • Premiere of Symphony N° 1 ‘Artesia’ and release by Philips Classics

1996

  • Premiere of the musical ‘Sacco & Vanzetti’
  • Premiere of ‘Principals’ commissioned by the National Orchestra of Belgium

1997

  • Conducted ‘Principals’ with ‘Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolivar’ at Teatro Teresa Carreno in Caracas (Venezuela)
  • Premiere of Symphony N° 2 ‘The Birth of Music’ and release by Philips Classics
  • Premiere of ‘Licht/When the light comes’ (filmscore)
  • Guest conducting Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra

1998

  • Concerts in Stockholm, Lisboa and Shanghai
  • Premiere of the violin concertino ‘Black, White and in Between’
  • Conducting the Belgian premiere of ‘Liverpool Oratorio’ by Paul McCartney
  • South American premiere of ‘La Soledad de America Latina’ in Quito (Equador)

1999

  • Appointed Music Director of the Tokyo International Music Festival (Japan)
  • Conducting the ‘Super World Orchestra’ in Japan
  • Recording and release by Philips Classics of ‘The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays Dirk Brossé’
  • Premiere of the ‘War Concerto, for clarinet and orchestra
  • Invitation by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra to conduct the 1st symphony ‘Artesia’ with live broadcast on the internet.

2000

  • Premiere of ‘Juanelo – The Charles V Oratorio’ in commemoration of the 500th birthday of Emperor Charles V
  • Concerts with the Super World Orchestra in Tokyo (Japan)
  • Concert with The London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2001

  • Premiere of the musical ‘Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun’
  • Premiere of the violin concerto ‘Sophia’ by Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Concert with KBS Symphony Orchestra at Seoul Arts Centre
  • Concert with The London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London (UK)
  • Conducting CD-recording with The London Symphony Orchestra

2002

  • Conducting ‘Sophia’ with Sint Peterburg Academic Orchestra at Great Philharmonic Hall
  • Premiere of ‘Kaleidoscope’ at the National Opera in Brussels
  • Conducting the’ Super World Orchestra’ in Japan
  • Collaboration with the ‘African Childrens’ Choir’ in Uganda and South Africa

2003

  • Conducting the ‘London Philharmonic Orchestra’ at the Royal Festival Hall, London
  • Premiere of ‘Si-Re’, written for H.M. Albert II, King of Belgium
  • Conducting ‘Millennium Overture’ with Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Hiroshima (JP)
  • Premiere of ‘Cogito, Ergo Sum’ for Choir
  • Premiere of ‘I Loved You’ by Russian soprano Elena Yaparova, Ghent (Belgium)

2004

  • Conducting ‘Africa’s Heartbeat’ with the African Childrens’ Choir and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra (Canada)
  • American premiere of ‘The Circle of Nature’, Washington (USA)
  • Conducting ‘London Symphony Orchestra’ at the Barbican center, London (UK)

2005

  • Recording of ‘Secret Inspirations’ by American pianist Daniel Blumenthal
  • Conducting ‘WARconcerto’ with Hong Kong Philharmonic orchestra
  • Conducting Prima La Musica at World Aids Day
  • Conducting Flemish Radio Orchestra at Berlin Filmfestival
  • Sir Sean Connery attending a concert at Berlin Filmfestival
  • Conducting the ‘London Symphony Orchestra’ in Florida

2006

  • Recording ‘The Circle of Nature’ with Flemish Radio Orchestra
  • Premiere of the musical ‘Rembrandt’ in Theatre Carré, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • Conducting CD recording with Flemish Radio Orchestra and American tenor Philip Webb
  • Conducting CD recording with Flemish Radio Orchestra baritone José Van Dam
  • Concert with Barbara Hendrickx and José Van Dam
  • Concert with Italian violon virtuoso Salvatore Accardo

2007

  • Conducting CD recording with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for Warner Bros.
  • Concert with London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall – London
  • Conducting Christmas concert with ‘l Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Julia Migenes
  • Premiere of the song cycle ‘The American Dream’
  • Conducting Flemish Radio Orchestra at Berlin Filmfestival
  • Concert with the ‘Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid’ in Madrid
  • Concert with the Orquestra Nacional do Porto in Porto

2008

  • Premiere of the musical ‘Daens’ (300 performances – 225000 people)
  • Conducting ‘Das Lied von der Erde’ with Chamber Orchestra Philadelphia
  • Conducting ‘Orquesta Sinfonico de Murcia’ in Spain
  • Awarded with the ‘Achiel Van Acker Award 2008’ (Belgium)
  • Official Award by the Belgian Government ‘Gouden Erepenning’ for merit
  • Conducted the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon (France)
  • Galaconcert with the National Opera Orchestra for HRM Queen Fabiola of Belgium
  • Concert in Spain with ‘Orquesta Sinfonico de Tenerife’
  • World premiere of the Dandi March by Belgian Brass Ensemble
  • World premiere of Harbour Music, for orchestra and dancers
  • Conducting Brussels Philharmonic starring composer Angelo Badalamenti

2009

  • Conducting CD recording with Brussels Philharmonic ‘The Music of Angelo Badalamenti’
  • Meeting with John Williams in Los Angeles
  • Conducting Star Wars Musical Journey in Los Angeles at the Fox Stage
  • Conducting Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at O2 Dome in London
  • CD release ‘Claron McFadden sings Brossé’
  • Concert with l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande’ in Geneva
  • Conducting worldpremiere of ‘La Chute de la Maison Usher’ with Nat. Orchestra Belgium
  • Selected by John Williams to conduct the Worldtour of ‘Star Wars In Concert’
  • Flemish Musical Award for ‘Musical Daens’ 
  • Appointed Music Director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

2010

  • Recorded ‘Echoes of Silent Voices’ with the London Symphony Orchestra
  • Official Award by the Province of East Flanders ‘Hulde Medaille’ for merit
  • CD recording with Qilian Chen & Shanghai Opera House Orchestra (Richard    Strauss)          
  • Inauguration concert as Music Director of ‘The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’
  • World première of ‘The Hallow-e’en Dances’ with the Hong Kong Chinese     Orchestra
  • Receiving the title of Honorable Citizen of the town of Destelbergen
  • Meeting in Athens with Greek film legend Michael Cacoyannis 
  • Conducting ‘Echoes of Silent Voices’ at Worldexpo in Shanghai
  • 6 CD Box ‘Dirk Brossé, a portrait in Music’ release on EMI Classics

 

2011

  • Conducted SWiC at Hollywood Bowl, attended by John Williams
  • Conducted the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall     Birmingham
  • Conducted gala concert with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia at the New York Times Building for  H.R.H. Prince Philippe and Princes Mathilde
  • Collaboration with Kenneth Ganble & Leon Huff in Philadelphia
  • Daniel Blumenthal recorded the  ‘7 Preludes for Piano Solo’
  • Meeting in Birmingham with actor/composer Sir Anthony Hopkins
  • CD release ‘Violin Heritage.be’ including ‘Echoes of Silent Voices’
  • Conducting CD recording with Brussels Philharmonic ‘The Music of Gabriel Yared’