David Ramael — artistic director
David Ramael is the perfect example of the modern conductor: entrepreneurial, communicative, groundbreaking. It is very important for him to be as close as possible to his audience. He thus regularly organizes open rehearsals, where he gives listeners a look behind the scenes. He likes giving explanations before and during concerts, and is always ready for a meet-and-greet afterwards. In short, David is far from the old-fashioned ideal of the stiff maestro.
His musical choices are primarily driven by a strong social commitment. In this way he wants to demonstrate that classical music still plays an important role in our society. An inspired vision brought in a sincere way. David is regularly invited as a guest conductor with orchestras at home and abroad. In Belgium he regularly conducts the Belgian National Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique Royale de Liège, and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. He is also a welcome guest at Zomeropera Alden Biesen.
David lives with his wife in Borgerhout.In their spare time they enjoy walking in nature with Tor and Miss Moneypenny, their American Staffies.