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Martijn
Dendievel

Conductor

Martijn Dendievel received his first violin lessons when he was three years old and would later study cello, recorder and percussion. His early orchestral experiences include the position of principal cello in the Young Philharmonic Orchestra Jerusalem/Weimar. From the age of eleven, he already knew he wanted to be a conductor.

During a summer course at Bridgwater, England, he received conducting lessons from Laszlo Marosi and Guy Woolfenden. At fourteen, he was admitted at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where he finished his bachelor in music theory in 2014. In Brussels, he also studied cello, conducting and recording techniques.

In 2015 Martijn Dendievel came to Weimar as an Erasmus student and continued his studies in orchestral conducting with Nicolás Pasquet and Ekhart Wycik. He took part in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Christian Thielemann, Clark Rundell, Mark Heron and Edo de Waart.

Dendievel was the winner of the 2018 MDR Symphony Orchestra conducting competition and in September 2019 won both the first prize and audience prize at the Louis Spohr Conducting competition in Kassel.

Since 2018, Dendievel is the assistant conductor of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, based in Ghent. He assists chief conductors Jan Latham-Koenig and Kristiina Poska and leads children’s concerts, the youth orchestra and the Composers’ Academy. He is also part of the Dirigentenforum in Germany.

From 2016 to 2020 he was principal guest conductor of the Akademisches Orchester Halle. He also conducted the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Jenaer Philharmonie, Bremer Philharmoniker, Symphony Orchestra Leipzig/Böhlen, the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Teplice, philharmonie zuidnederland, Belgian National Orchestra and the Hofer Symphoniker.

Martijn Dendievel received his first violin lessons when he was three years old and would later study cello, recorder and percussion. His early orchestral experiences include the position of principal cello in the Young Philharmonic Orchestra Jerusalem/Weimar. From the age of eleven, he already knew he wanted to be a conductor.

During a summer course at Bridgwater, England, he received conducting lessons from Laszlo Marosi and Guy Woolfenden. At fourteen, he was admitted at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where he finished his bachelor in music theory in 2014. In Brussels, he also studied cello, conducting and recording techniques.

In 2015 Martijn Dendievel came to Weimar as an Erasmus student and continued his studies in orchestral conducting with Nicolás Pasquet and Ekhart Wycik. He took part in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Christian Thielemann, Clark Rundell, Mark Heron and Edo de Waart.

Dendievel was the winner of the 2018 MDR Symphony Orchestra conducting competition and in September 2019 won both the first prize and audience prize at the Louis Spohr Conducting competition in Kassel.

Since 2018, Dendievel is the assistant conductor of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, based in Ghent. He assists chief conductors Jan Latham-Koenig and Kristiina Poska and leads children’s concerts, the youth orchestra and the Composers’ Academy. He is also part of the Dirigentenforum in Germany.

From 2016 to 2020 he was principal guest conductor of the Akademisches Orchester Halle. He also conducted the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Jenaer Philharmonie, Bremer Philharmoniker, Symphony Orchestra Leipzig/Böhlen, the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Teplice, philharmonie zuidnederland, Belgian National Orchestra and the Hofer Symphoniker.