Annelies Van Parys

(born in 1975, resident in Brussels), composer. She studied composition at the University College Ghent, Royal Conservatory, with Luc Brewaeys. She received the Flanders–Quèbec, Jeugd en Muziek, Freres Darche prizes and was laureate of the Tactus international Composition Seminar with Einklang for Orchestra. In 2011 she received the prestigious title of Laureate from the  Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium. This year Annelies was featured in an hour long profile for Deutschlandradio Kultur; she was invited to join the Bergen National Opera libretto /Composition Academy, and will be on the juries for the international competitions of Tactus and Gaedeamus Muziekweek. Since 2007, she has been resident composer with Muziektheater Transparant , producer of “Ruhe”. Together with VocaalLAB Nederland and director Caroline Petrick, they produced Annelies first full evening music theatre place. Currently she is working on new orchestral works, chamber pieces and installation work along with a new opera project for Muziektheater Transparant, Asko/Schöneberg and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart for 2015. Annelies Van Parys teaches formal analysis and orchestration at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and is honorably Ambassador 2011 for the Ghent Conservatory.
Selected Works: She has been performed by all the Belgian symphony orchestras and ensembles as well as many ensembles abroad. Increasingly in demand across Europe, Annelies Van Parys is performed at major festivals and venues such as Ars Musica, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Edinburgh International Festival,  Rotterdam Operadagen, Saintes Abbey aux Dames, Rome and Singapore. Her first Symphony “Carillon” was written for de Filharmonie, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, conducted by Sian Edwards. “Ruhe”, a music theatre performance, with music of Schubert and Van Parys in a concept of  Josse De  Pauw was  produced by Muziektheater Transparant and performed by Collegium Vocale Ghent in almost every major theatre festival in Europe and in festivals ranging from the Edinburgh InterNational Festival to Sidney and from to Stavanger. The New  York New Music Ensemble premiered “Frangrances “in Leuven as well as in the Merkin Concert Hall in NY. Her second Symphony “Le Ponts” was written for the Symfonie Orkest Vlaanderen an conducted by Otto Tausk.  In 2012 the Brussels Philarmonic, conducted by Yuki Kakiuchi, performed her second Symphony at the prestigious opening concert of the ISCM World Music Days in Flanders, which also featured other works for the festival.