Since the 19-20 season, Bart Van Reyn is music director of the Vlaams Radiokoor. His dynamic approach, thorough knowledge of the repertoire and great passion for the métier is fully in keeping with the distinctive DNA of the Radiokoor. Together they will work today on the history of tomorrow, as guardians of the rich vocal heritage.

One of Belgium’s most sought-after conductors of the new generation, Bart Van Reyn is at home in a wide repertoire: from baroque to contemporary, both in oratorio, opera and symphonic repertoire as well as a cappella music – with the voice at the heart of it. Bart is music director of the Danish National Radio Choir since 2016, and principal guest conductor of Anima Aeterna since season 21-22. He is regularly invited for productions with internationally renowned choirs such as Cappella Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Choir, Netherlands Chamber Choir, MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, NDR Chor Hamburg, Rundfunkchor Berlin, DR Vokalensemblet, The Netherlands Bach Society, Collegium Vocale Gent and the BBC Singers.

Bart is founder of Octopus, a chamber choir and a symphony chorus, and of Le Concert d’Anvers, a period instrument orchestra with a focus on 18th and early 19th century repertoire. Their first Haydn album released by Fuga Libera received critical acclaim. He also co-founded the touring opera company The Ministry of Operatic Affairs, known for their successful productions of Don Giovanni, Orfeo ed Euridice, Così fan tutte, Dido & Aeneas, and Acis & Galatea.

“The Vlaams Radiokoor has a special gift to rapidly adapt to each musical style, which is necessary when one considers the variety in repertoire each season. I look forward to expanding the excellent reputation of the Vlaams Radiokoor on the national and international stages even further.”
- bart van reyn, music director

Alongside the many varied vocal projects, Bart Van Reyn is frequently invited by instrumental ensembles at home and abroad, including Brussels Philharmonic, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, B’Rock, Casco Phil, Il Gardellino, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Brandenburger Symphoniker, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. His passionate approach and expertise make Bart the ideal match for contemporary composers, resulting in his collaborations with Steve Reich, Tan Dun, James MacMillan and Kaija Saariaho.