FREDERIC DEVREESE (b 1929 )
Frédéric Devreese, born in Amsterdam in 1929, is a Belgian conductor and composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, choral and piano works. He has composed four piano concertos, the fourth of which was chosen as the set concerto for the International Queen Elizabeth Competition in 1983. He is most famous, however, for his many memorable film scores, including, for André Delvaux, L’Homme au Crâne Rasé, Un Soir, Un Train, Rendez-vous à Bray, Belle, Benvenuta and L’Oeuvre au Noir. A former conductor for Belgian Radio and Television, Frédéric Devreese has conducted orchestras all over the world. In addition to some ten recordings for Marco Polo and Naxos, he recorded an Anthology of Flemish Music, which brought his nomination as Cultural Ambassador of Flanders in 1996 and 1997.
– Marc Grauwels