Bart Coen

Bart Coen studied music at the Conservatory in Antwerp, the city of his birth, where he was coached by Baldrick Deerenberg, Jos Van Immerseel, Dirk Verelst and others. Since then he has been much in demand as a recorder-player, both as a soloist and as a member of such internationally renowned ensembles as the Huelgas Ensemble (Paul Van Nevel), Collegium Vocale (Philippe Herreweghe), Concerto Vocale (René Jacobs) and La Petite Bande (Sigiswald Kuijken). He has played in countless concerts in Belgium and abroad with these ensembles and has taken part in at least 70 CD recordings. In 2010 a new recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos will appear (La Petite Bande, on Accent) in which he plays the recorder parts. In 2010 his own ensemble, Per Flauto, recorded the CD Manoscritto Di Napoli 1725, which contains recorder concertos by Scarlatti, Mancini and Sarri. For En Attendant he formed the ensemble Cour & Coeur with Annelies Van Gramberen and Birgit Goris. Bart Coen teaches recorder at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and the Brussels Conservatory.