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Biography

Teun’s colourful tenore di grazia voice gracefully sculpts every musical part with the utmost respect for authentic performance practice.

 

Aside from the large-scale oratorio repertoire such as Bach’s Passions and Händel’s Messiah, Teun’s portfolio also includes works by Telemann, Mozart, Rossini, Berlioz, Gounod and Britten. In addition, the Carmina Burana (C. Orff) plays an important role in Teun’s career.

 

He has collaborated with a variety of orchestras and ensembles such as l’Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Die Bergische Symphoniker (D), Euterpe Baroque Consort, La Passione, Nederlandse Händelvereniging (NL), Ensemble AOdysseia EnsembleChoeur Symphonique de Liège and Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino.

 

As a vocal pedagogue, Teun enjoys a fast growing career and can rely on almost 20 years of teaching experience. Teun founded and presides Voice.Academy, regularly gives Masterclasses and is guest-professor at Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Tilburg (NL).

Teun Michiels at the Carillon Keyboard

 

Teun is often asked to partake in juries for competitions, entrance and public exams and festivals (e.g. European Musicfestival for Young People, Belfius Classics, …).

 

Teun has graduated with great distinction from the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” in Mechelen (B). He was appointed City Carillonneur by the town of Diest in 2005. He was for almost 10 years the youngest musician to have been awarded this post in Belgium.

 

Together with the City Council of Diest, Teun organizes the International Carillon Festival of Diest as Artistic Director, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015. Teun has been invited all over the world (Scandinavia, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, France, USA, Russia …) to play carillon recitals.

 

 

(11/2017)