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René Defossez
°1905 - †1988
Belgium
Biography
René Defossez, componist en vermaard dirigent, is een van de markante figuren van de twintigste-eeuwse Belgische muziekwereld. Nadat zijn vader Léon Defossez de basis legde van zijn muzikale ontwikkeling, vervolmaakte hij zich aan het Conservatorium van Luik en ging hij reeds aan de slag als soloviolist in zijn geboortestad Spa en in Luik. In 1935 mocht hij de prestigieuze Prix de Rome in ontvangst nemen voor zijn cantate Le vieux soudard. Het jaar daarop werd hij geëngageerd als dirigent aan de Koninklijke Muntschouwburg, een functie die hij gedurende 22 opeenvolgende seizoenen zou behouden en waarin hij bijna 120 opera’s zou dirigeren. In 1946 werd hij aangesteld als docent orkestdirectie aan het Conservatorium van Brussel. Toen hij in 1951 het verplichte vioolconcerto voor de finale van de Koningin Elisabethwedstrijd componeerde, oogstte hij veel bijval; vijf jaar later schreef hij het verplichte werk voor de pianosessie. Hij werd tot lid van de Académie royale de Belgique verheven in 1970.
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Activities
ActivityFunction
Laureates' concert with the 2nd, 4th and 6th laureate piano 1983Conductor
Gala concert 1972 : Valery AfanassievConductor
Gala concert 1972 : Jeffrey SwannConductor
Gala concert 1972 : Jo AlfidiConductor
Final 1972: Jo AlfidiConductor
Final 1972: James ToccoConductor
Final 1972: Jeffrey SwannConductor
Final 1972: Jonathan PurvinConductor
Final 1972: David LivelyConductor
Final 1972: Valery AfanassievConductor
Final 1972: Ikulo KamiyaConductor
Final 1972: Cyprien KatsarisConductor
Final 1972: Pi-hsien ChenConductor
Final 1972: Djeni PetrovaConductor
Final 1972: Emanuel AxConductor
Final 1972: Svetlana NavassardianConductor
Final 1971: Ana ChumachencoConductor
Final 1971: Edith VolckaertConductor
Final 1971: Andreï KorsakovConductor
Final 1971: Magdalena RezlerConductor
Final 1971: Rudolf WerthenConductor
Final 1971: Zinovy VinnikovConductor
Final 1971: Geoffrey MichaelsConductor
Final 1971: Hamao FujiwaraConductor
Final 1971: Zakhar BronConductor
Final 1971: Joshua EpsteinConductor
Final 1971: Miriam FriedConductor
Final 1971: Vania MilanovaConductor
COMPOSITION 1971Member of the jury
Laureates' concert 1968: Ekaterina NovitzkayaConductor
Laureates' concert 1968: Jeffrey Siegel Conductor
Laureates' concert 1968: André de Groote Conductor
Closing gala concert 1967: Stoika MilanovaConductor
Closing gala concert 1967: Philippe HirshhornConductor
Closing gala concert 1967: Gidon KremerConductor
Laureates' concert 1967: Stoika MilanovaConductor
Laureates' concert 1967: Jean-Jacques KantorowConductor
Laureates' concert 1967: Roman NodelConductor
Final 1967: Uri PiankaConductor
Final 1967: Philippe HirshhornConductor
Final 1967: Stoïka MilanovaConductor
Final 1967: Joseph RyssineConductor
Final 1967: Gidon KremerConductor
Final 1967: Nicolas ChumachencoConductor
Final 1967: Joshua EpsteinConductor
Final 1967: Hidetaro SuzukiConductor
Final 1967: Jean-Jacques KantorowConductor
Final 1967: Roman NodelConductor
Final 1967: Endre GranatConductor
Final 1967: Marjeta KorosecConductor
COMPOSITION 1965BMember of the jury
COMPOSITION 1965AMember of the jury
Laureates' concert 1964: Michael PontiConductor
Laureates' concert 1964: Anton Kuerti Conductor
Laureates' concert 1964: Nicolai PetrovConductor
COMPOSITION 1956First prize - Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize
Final piano 1952Member of the jury
PIANO 1952Member of the jury
COMPOSITION 1951First prize - Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize
Audio
Final 1972: Ikulo Kamiya
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Rondo K.V. 511
Final 1972: Jo Alfidi
Fryderyk Chopin : Polonaise in F sharp minor op. 44
Final 1972: Jo Alfidi
Jacques Leduc : Concerto op. 31
Final 1972: Svetlana Navassardian
Robert Schumann : Kreisleriana op. 16
Final 1972: Jo Alfidi
Sergey Rachmaninov : Concerto n. 3 in D minor op. 30
Final 1972: David Lively
Jacques Leduc : Concerto op. 31
Final 1972: Valéry Afanassiev
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Concerto n. 1 in B flat minor op. 23 (ONB, René Defossez)
Final 1972: Ikulo Kamiya
Jacques Leduc : Concerto op. 31
Final 1951: Elisabeth Cserfalvi
René Defossez : Concerto for violin and orchestra
Final 1951: Leonid Kogan
René Defossez : Concerto for violin and orchestra
Final 1956: Vladimir Ashkenazy
René Defossez : Concerto for piano and orchestra
Final 1956: Claude-Albert Coppens
René Defossez : Concerto
Laureates' concert 1964: Anton Kuerti
Felix Mendelssohn : Concerto n. 1 in G minor op. 25
Laureates' concert 1964: Michael Ponti
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Concerto n. 1 in B flat minor op. 23
Gala concert 1967: Gidon Kremer
Edward Elgar : Concerto in B minor op. 61 (ONB, René Defossez)
Final 1967: Philippe Hirshhorn
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon (ONB, René Defossez)
Laureates' concert 1967: Roman Nodel
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Concerto n. 3 in G major KV 216
Laureates' concert 1967: Roman Nodel
Ernest Chausson : Poème op. 25
Laureates' concert 1967: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Johannes Brahms : Concerto in D major op. 77
Gala concert 1967: Philippe Hirshhorn
Maurice Ravel : Tzigane (ONB, René Defossez)
Gala concert 1967: Stoika Milanova
Ludwig van Beethoven : Concerto in D major op. 61 (ONB, René Defossez)
Gala concert 1967: Philippe Hirshhorn
Camille Saint-Saëns : Concerto n. 1 in A minor op. 20 (ONB, René Defossez)
Final 1967: Stoïka Milanova
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon (ONB, René Defossez)
Final 1967: Stoïka Milanova
Dmitry Shostakovich : Concerto n. 1 in A minor op. 77 (ONB, René Defossez)
Final 1967: Stoïka Milanova
Dmitry Shostakovich : Concerto n. 1 in A minor op. 77 (ONB, René Defossez)
Laureates' concert 1967: Stoika Milanova
Dmitry Shostakovich : Concerto n. 1 in A minor op. 77 (ONB, René Defossez)
Final 1967: Gidon Kremer
Edward Elgar : Concerto in B minor op. 61
Gala concert 1967: Gidon Kremer
Edward Elgar : Concerto in B minor op. 61 (ONB, René Defossez)
Final 1967: Gidon Kremer
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon
Final 1967: Roman Nodel
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon
Final 1967: Roman Nodel
Dmitry Shostakovich : Concerto n. 1 in A minor op. 77 (Nocturne - Scherzo)
Final 1967: Roman Nodel
Dmitry Shostakovich : Concerto n. 1 in a op. 77 (Passacaille - Burlesque)
Final 1967: Hidetaro Suzuki
Béla Bartók : Concerto n. 2
Final 1967: Hidetaro Suzuki
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon
Laureates' concert 1967: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Johannes Brahms : Concerto in D major op. 77
Final 1967: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon
Final 1967: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Jean Sibelius : Concerto in D minor op. 47
Final 1967: Nicolas Chumachenco
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon
Final 1967: Nicolas Chumachenco
Johannes Brahms : Concerto in D major op. 77
Final 1967: Joshua Epstein
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon
Final 1967: Joshua Epstein
Jean Sibelius : Concerto in D minor op. 47
Final 1967: Endre Granat
Johannes Brahms : Concerto in D major op. 77
Final 1967: Endre Granat
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon
Final 1967: Joseph Ryssine
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon
Final 1967: Joseph Ryssine
Sergey Prokofiev : Concerto n. 1 in D major op. 19
Final 1967: Marjeta Korosec
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon
Final 1967: Marjeta Korosec
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Concerto n. 5 in A major KV 219
Final 1967: Uri Pianka
Victor Legley : Concerto pour violon
Final 1967: Uri Pianka
Johannes Brahms : Concerto in D major op. 77
Laureates' concert 1967: Stoika Milanova
Dmitry Shostakovich : Concerto n. 1 in A minor op. 77 (ONB, René Defossez)
Final 1971: Zinovy Vinnikov
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1967: Joshua Epstein
Paul Hindemith : Concerto n. 4
Final 1971: Hamao Fujiwara
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Hamao Fujiwara
Béla Bartók : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Geoffrey Michaels
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Geoffrey Michaels
Antonín Dvorák : Concerto in A minor op. 53
Final 1971: Zinovy Vinnikov
Johannes Brahms : Concerto in D major op. 77
Final 1971: Rudolf Werthen
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Rudolf Werthen
Jean Sibelius : Concerto in D minor op. 47
Final 1971: Magdalena Rezler
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Magdalena Rezler
Sergey Prokofiev : Concerto n. 2 in G minor op. 63
Final 1971: Andreï Korsakov
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Edith Volckaert
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Edith Volckaert
Dmitry Shostakovich : Concerto n. 1 in A minor op. 77
Final 1971: Ana Chumachenco
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Ana Chumachenco
Ludwig van Beethoven : Concerto in D major op. 61
Final 1971: Vania Milanova
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Zakhar Bron
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Zakhar Bron
Johannes Brahms : Concerto in D major op. 77
Final 1971: Joshua Epstein
Henryk Wieniawski : Polonaise n. 1 in D major op. 4
Final 1971: Joshua Epstein
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Miriam Fried
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Joshua Epstein
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Final 1971: Vania Milanova
Jean Louël : Concerto n. 2
Laureates' concert 1968: Ekaterina Novitzkaya
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Concerto n. 1 in B flat minor op. 23
Laureates' concert 1968: Jeffrey Siegel
Sergey Prokofiev : Concerto n. 3 in C major op. 26
Laureates' concert 1968: André de Groote
Sergey Rachmaninov : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini op. 43
Final 1972: Svetlana Navassardian
Jacques Leduc : Concerto op. 31
Final 1972: Jeffrey Swann
Fryderyk Chopin : Concerto n. 1 in E minor op. 11 (ONB, René Defossez)
Final 1972: Jeffrey Swann
Jacques Leduc : Concerto op. 31 (ONB, René Defossez)
Final 1972: David Lively
Maurice Ravel : Concerto for the Left Hand in D major
Final 1972: Ikulo Kamiya
Fryderyk Chopin : Concerto n. 2 in F minor op. 21
Final 1956: Tamás Vásáry
René Defossez : Fusioso ed Marcato (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Lazar Berman
René Defossez : Fusioso ed Marcato (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
René Defossez : Religioso (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Stanislav Knor
René Defossez : Fusioso ed Marcato (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Stanislav Knor
René Defossez : Allegro giocoso (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: John Browning
René Defossez : Fusioso ed Marcato (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Andrzej Czajkowski
René Defossez : Fusioso ed Marcato (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Andrzej Czajkowski
René Defossez : Religioso (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
René Defossez : Allegro giocoso (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Peter Frankl
René Defossez : Fusioso ed Marcato (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Peter Frankl
René Defossez : Allegro giocoso (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Cécile Ousset
René Defossez : Fusioso ed Marcato (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Cécile Ousset
René Defossez : Allegro giocoso (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Hans Graf
René Defossez : Fusioso ed Marcato (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Hans Graf
René Defossez : Allegro giocoso (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Works
ComposerWork
Defossez RenéConcerto for piano and orchestra
Defossez RenéConcerto for violin and orchestra
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