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Lars Corijn

Lars Corijn (1996°) graduated as both a tenor, conductor and teacher in conducting from the
Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, studying with Gary Jankowski (classical voice), Luc Anthonis
(choral conducting) and Steven Verhaert (orchestral conducting). Already during his studies he
worked regularly as a freelance singer with renowned houses like Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in
Antwerp and Ghent, the Vlaams Radio Koor and La Monnaie De Munt in Brussels. As a soloist
he sang roles in Die Zauberflöte, Albert Herring, Dido and Aeneas, Prisoner of the State and
many others.

Despite the love for the stage as a singer, after his graduation Lars was convinced that this was
the right time to start investing more in his development as a conductor. Already from early age
on, Lars found the love for conducting and working with people. He has therefore been awarded
the second prize in the International Conductor’s Contest at the WMC in Kerkrade (NL) for both
his musical skills, his advanced conducting technique and pleasant personality towards
musicians. Lars had masterclasses with Mark Heron, Clark Rundell, Josep Vila i Casañas and
Vladimir Kiradjiev on both the choral and orchestral repertoire.

In 2022 he found with colleague Jappe Dendievel the Mahler Student Festival Orchestra
focusing on big symphonic repertoire for music students from across Europe. Having performed
twice Gustav Mahlers Second Symphony with nearly 200 performers on stage, this orchestra
has put itself on the map. In the upcoming seasons they will perform Mahlers Ninth Symphony,
Bruckners Ninth Symphony and Te Deum and Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie. The realization of
these projects prove that without any financial support, young musicians can bring great quality
to the professional podium.

Lars is delighted to have been appointed one of the new assistant conductors to chief Gergely
Madaras at the Orchestre Philharmonique Royale de Liège from season 2023-2024 onwards.
This will be a challenging but rewarding new step to build his career upon.

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