Professor Peter Dejans

Professor Peter Dejans

Peter Dejans has been director of the Orpheus Institute, a centre for advanced studies and research in music based in Ghent (Belgium), since its foundation in 1996. He received his music training at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire and the Lemmens Institute, Leuven (choir conducting) and graduated from the Universities of Leuven and Tübingen (Law studies). 

Through his leadership of the Institute, and high-level involvement in many international networks, he has become a prominent voice for the newly emergent field of artistic research in music. His work remains grounded in the experience of music making. Peter has a wide concert experience with his chamber choir Musa Horti (with several recordings of contemporary choir music), and is often invited as guest conductor by other ensembles, including the Flemish Radio Choir. 

He is currently the chair of both the AEC Polifonia Working Group ‘Artistic Research in Music’ as well as the ‘European Platform for Artistic Research in Music’ Working Group.


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