Hendrik Storme, the artistic director of the Festival of Flanders Brussels, as from 1 september 2020, director of the Antwerp kunstenhuis deSingel.
DeSingel-chairman Wivina Demeester argues that Storme the kunstenhuis must continue to develop as its predecessors did. ‘With a unique and innovative program and especially with a port on the world.”
DeSingel also know that Storme the house already knows well through long-standing partnerships with both the Klarafestival all B’Rock Orchestra.
‘DeSingel is for me one of the most beautiful cultural centres in Flanders and Europe’, responding Storme. “I find it challenging that also deSingel themselves questions and her role will include as a hinge between art and diverse society. I look forward to working with the employees and stakeholders, establishes a concrete action.’
Storme began his career as a communications officer at the Flanders Symphony and the Music centre de Bijloke in Ghent, and was from 2007 to 2009, together with Tomas Bishop responsible for the general operation of the Festival of Flanders in Bruges, which under their guidance was converted to the MAfestival. In 2009, it was Storme artistic director of the Festival of Flanders Brussels, the engine behind the Klarafestival. Before he came to the head of the B’rock Orchestra, a baroque orchestra that also experiments with new pieces of music and in dialogue with other art forms.
Storme follows Jerry Aerts, who retires.