Montevinci | Emanuel Vanden Berghe


Tenor, pianist and painter.

EMANUEL VANDEN BERGHE began his career as a painter: he won the Ministry of Culture Award as 1st in his age category and 2nd in the world rankings. He was trained until he was 17 years old by his father who is now deceased.

He trained as a pianist and singer at the conservatories of Brussels and Ghent.

The artist has participated as a pianist and soloist with the chorus of the late Madame A. Diez-Thonon of Oostende in many international concert tours inside and outside of Europe. he also taught in her Institute.

As a singer, he appears in opera, operetta and other concerts:

some performances:

  • Sofia in Moskou: "Der Vogelhändler" by Carl Zeller (fragmenten)
  • Gent: "Der Apotheker" by Joseph Haydn (Mengone), "Apollo et Hyacintus" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Oeballus), "Gianni Schicci" by Giacomo Puccini (Rinuccio)
  • Brussel Ars Musica Festival in Logos Gent (Center of experimental music of Belgium): "Het loket" by Zachar Lascewics (monoloog - worldfirst)
  • Oostende: "Der Schullmeister" by Georg Philipp Telemann (head-role)
  • Antwerpen, Gent, Paris: "La colombe" by Peter Burian (Julien) (worldfirst)
  • Kortrijk: "Die Lustige Witwe" by Franz Lehar (Camille de Rossillon)
  • Tour of 15 concerts throughout the Netherlands and for the opening of the Festival of Flanders in Ghent with "The Johannes Passion " by Johan Desmet, a.o. in the title role.
  • In the Flemish Opera, he was heard among others as the Prussian officer in Georg Ligeti's "The Big Maccabrian" and in the midday concerts with Peter Burian's "La colombe". He has worked on the creations of contemporary composers such as Jean-Pierre Waelbroek, Johan Desmet, Zachar Lascewics and Peter Burian ... For the Conservatory of Ghent's contemporary music week, he has created several contemporary operas.

He has performed singing recitals (Pergolesi, Caccini, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Waelbroek ...) in Oostende, Kortrijk, Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp, Bonn, Prague, Leipzig, Castello, San Sebastian, Paris, Moscow, Sofia ..., and sings in different languages: Dutch, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Latin ...

He has also collaborated on recordings for the Moscovite radio and television under conductor Victor Poppov and recordings for Flemish, French and German television.

And finally, he joined Maestro Carlo Bergonzi and has won several international vocal competitions including a second prize at the international singing competition in Ales (France) specializing in French opera.

Emanuel Vanden Berghe supports students at various conservatories to help them with their vocal training.