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Kevin Houben

Kevin Houben (1977) has been passionate about music since a very early age and studied trumpet and piano as a child. In the years that followed, he obtained a master's degree and teaching diploma in trumpet (with Leon Petré), a first prize in solfège, a first prize in chamber music (with Leo Ouderits), a master's degree in hafabra (magna cum laude) and a master's degree in orchestral conducting (with Edmond Saveniers) at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven. Later he also studied composition (with Jan Van der Roost and Luc Van Hove) and obtained a first prize in harmony and polyphony (Jan Hadermann).

Houben's music is played by various orchestras in Europe, America, Australia and Japan. 

He was the winner of the Sabam and the public's prize at the second Concours International de Composition pour Orchstre de Comines-Warneton in 2003. He won the first prize at the European EBBA competition in 2006 and the third prize and the public's prize of the competition in 2009. 

Since Tomorrowland 2015, Houben has been working as an orchestrator with the National Orchestra of Belgium, for which he reworked music by Hans Zimmer and wrote the scores for the film 'This was Tomorrowland'. 

Kevin Houben works at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in the Educational Master programme as a teaching methodologist in instrumental direction.