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Geert D'hollander

Geert D'hollander is a guest lecturer at the Carillon School. He studied piano, chamber music, choral and orchestra conducting, fuga and composition at the Conservatory of Antwerp. He graduated magna cum laude from the Jef Denyn Carillon School.

He has won more than thirty international competitions, including the International Queen Fabiola Competition. He was awarded the Grand Prix Européen de Composition Chorale in Tours (France) and the Visser Neerlandia Prize.

In 1997, he succeeded Ronald Barnes as the carilloneur of the University of California, Berkeley. In 2008, the university awarded him the Berkeley Medal, the highest medal of distinction for “Distinguished Service to the Carillon”.

Until 2012, Geert D'hollander worked as a lecturer at the Jef Denyn Carillon School as well as being the city carilloneur of Antwerp, Ghent and Lier. That same year, he was also appointed as the fourth full-time carilloneur of Bok Tower Gardens in Florida (U.S.A.) and the city carilloneur of Middelburg (The Netherlands). Geert D'hollander teaches master classes in Europe and the United States and gives concerts in Belgium and abroad.