Pieter Schuermans (Belgium, 1970) studied composition with Luc Van Hove at the Lemmensinstitute in Leuven where he became Master in Composition. During a summer stage of Creative Dance Artist Trust in the U.K. he worked with 8 international choreographers and had masterclasses with Kevin Volans and Jonathan Burrows for composition and choreography respectively.
As part of a post graduate at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent he created the interactive performance “Looking Through Eardrums” with music, dance and juggling. Over one hundred performances had critical acclaims in Belgium, Paris, Vienna, Brescia, Leipzig, Stockholm and more.
Although he continues working on interactive possibilities, he still is a strong believer in the presentation of pure musical material on stage too.
He wrote for all kinds of formations and his work was honored with prices more than once (Tech-Art Price 2000, Price of the Province of Vlaams-Brabant). His music is being increasingly appreciated on the international scene of contemporary music.
Pieter Schuermans is also active as a performer. He studied flute and double bass (both Masters). He founded the ensemble eaRis company (www.earis.be), an ensemble that is based on a concept of interactive performances, featuring himself on double bass. Pieter Schuermans is a teacher of composition and music theory at the Lemmensinstitute and flute, double bass and chamber music in local music schools in Belgium.
Lately, his career as a conductor is taking of with concerts in Belgium and China including remarkable performances with the Limburgs Orkest Jeugd en Muziek
in the Concert Hall of the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai
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