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Kerst aan de KUL

De oorlogsballade ETERNAL LIGHT van Howard Goodall (2007) evoceert aangrijpend het oorlogsgebeuren, volgens het stramien van een requiem met oude engelse poëzie. 100 jaar na het unieke kerstbestand 1914 kaderen we dit in een nieuwe KERSTSUITE van Pieters (2014) en ADAGIO for strings van Barber (1938). Met solisten, keyboards en Orfeo kamerorkest. Leiding Rik Gesquière. […]


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2013 Conducting 5th symphony of Gustav Mahler

On February 15, 2013 it strengthens Flemish Brabant Symphony Orchestra performed the famous 5th Symphony by Gustav Mahler. In a crowded St. Martin Church in Zaventem knew the musicians to attract the public. For the occasion, Rik Ghesquière many colleagues contacted in order to realize this event. First cello Tooten Luc (Brussels Philharmonic) first oboe […]

2009 Concertgebouw Bruges

On February 22, 2009 conducted Rik Ghesquière pianist Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort, violinist Lei Wang and the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra at the Concertgebouw Brugge. The program included the 3rd piano concerto of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Carmen Fantaisie by Pablo de Sarasate, alongside Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Soloists Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort: piano (2007 Queen Elisabeth Competition Laureate) and WANG Lei: […]

2009 Stadsvizioenen Mechelen

Implementation of “Procession” a composition by Dick Van Der Harst with more than 200 performers. MECHELEN – “No Malinois will succeed to experience all of Stadsvizioenen (City Visions)” says Luc Mishalle intendant of the cultural festival. “But every Malinois will have known that the party lasts three months.” Music is the key during the opening ceremony […]

Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort and Jef Neve

Top pianists Jef Neve and Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort cooperate several times under the baton of Rik Ghesquière… Compositions as Rhapsody in Blue from Gershwin, 2nd and 3rd pianoconcerto Rachmaninov and first pianoconcerto Liszt were successfully performed.

2007: COFENA Concert

In the the Royal Cofena Concerts in the Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp Rik conducted with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra the organ symphony of Saint-Saens. Pianist Roland De Munck soloist in the second piano concerto by Sergey Rachmaninov. More than 2000 listeners attended the concert… Saint-Saëns, Organ Symphony Queen Elisabeth hall Antwerp

2007 Bronze Heart

Together with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra Rik Ghesquière performed the oratorio of Gaston Feremans. At the same concert, the Russian trumpet virtuoso Andrei Kavalinski played solo in the trumpet concerto from Marinus de Jong.