Luk Nielandt studied oboe at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp with Jan De Maeyer. He then took lessons for three years with Maurice Bourgue in Paris and with Thomas Indermühle in Amsterdam. He teaches oboe at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and was a teacher for several years at the Tilburg Conservatory in the Netherlands. He regularly gives master classes in all of Europe.
Luk Nielandt was laureate of the Tenuto competition and received the Annie Rutzky prize. In 2001 he was appointed solo oboist of the Royal Monnaie Theatre/National Opera in Brussels by A.Pappano after having been solo oboist of The Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders and The Philharmonic Orchestra of Southern Netherlands for many years. He was part of the Prometheus ensemble, which performed chamber music ranging from Mozart to many creations. Numerous CD recordings including Mozart's Gran Partita, Belgian contemporary works, a Schumann-Loeffler CD, etc. appeared.
In 2016 he started the research project An Equal Music at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. This research includes an exploration of shawms, pommels and dulcians from the Renaissance period and their contemporary equivalents, the entire modern oboe and bassoon family. His ensemble aDoRe, which performs Renaissance consort music as well as contemporary creations, consists of colleagues, students and former students of oboe and bassoon.
He has soloed in the most important oboe concertos. Bach, Mozart, Martinu, Strauss, Lutoslawski, Schnittke, etc., with conductors such as Ono, Krenz, Shipway, Soustrot, Eötvös, Altinoglu and Joo. He is a regular guest of I Solisti del Vento and a member of the Monnaie Wind Quintet. Since the establishment of Le Concert Olympique conducted by Jan Caeyers, he has also been a member of this orchestra.
Subject: Oboe, English horn, Second, related and auxiliary instrument: Alto Oboe
Pic by Koen Broos