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Carlos Canhoto and the Joao Roiz Ensemble will perform the first

world performance of dr. Swerts Quintet for alto saxophone and

string quartet at the Centro de Cultura Centemporânea de Castelo

Branco, February 16th; 2019 at 19:30

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dr.Swerts accepted a new commission to compose a piece

for the Kugoni Trio.

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dr. Swerts composed 24 Straight Strung Piano Sonatas, a large 

Cycle of 80’. first world performance in March 2019 in New York 

together with the release of its recording by the composer himself.

The recordings are completed 25th of Octoberand will be released

by Antarctica Records.

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dr.Swerts accepted a new commission to compose a piece

entitled Horta Suite for saxophone and piano

dedicated to and commissioned by

Arno Bornkamp (NL) created this new work at the World

Saxophone Congress in Zagreb July 2018

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Il Gardelino will record on CD Swerts’  

Serenata. Meine Kleine Nachtmusik for winds and double bass

First performance was the 24th of February 2018 Sint-Vincentius Church, 

Ramskapelle

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The dutch pianoduo Blaak will play Swerts’ Vesalius Suite

at the OSG Reggesteyn at Nijverdal, Holland, 16th February 2018

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Simon Diricq, saxophone and Elena Grinevich, piano will perform

Swerts’  Le Tombeau de Ravel for soprano saxophone and piano

16th of February 2018 at the 4th Lübecker Saxophon Festival

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The dutch pianoduo Blaak will play Swerts’ double concerto

'Passions' 24th of March 2019 in Tervuren together with the

orchestra Frascati

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Saxophonist Kurt Bertels and pianist Bert Koch from the Kugoni 

Trio are presenting a first public performance in Belgium of dr.

Swerts’ Hat City Sonata for alto saxophone and piano, 27th of 

January 2018 at 8 p.m.in Opus 4 in Antwerp

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Peter Verhoyen recorded Swerts Interaction for flute, oboe,

clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano

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A new double CD is released by Phaedra containing the 

first world performance of ‘A Symphony of Trees

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Violinist Wim Spaepen realized the first cdrecording of 

dr.Swerts’ La Follia for violin solo on the CD La Bachisiana

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All major scores of Piet Swerts can now be directly purchased 

at the website shopmybooks.com

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dr. Swerts completed a new commission by the 

pianoduo Stefan and Martijn Blaak from the Netherlands

 a double concerto ‘Passions’ for two pianos and orchestra.

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12-15 November 2017, Ukraine, 

International Golden Sax Competition, 

Paganini Capriccio (2017) was compulsory piece 

in the 2nd Round

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7 October 2017, Erpe-Mere, Festival of Flanders, 

Clarinet Quintet (2002) by Roeland Hendrickx Ensemble

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6 October 2017, Melle, Festival of Flanders, 

Clarinet Quintet (2002) by Roeland Hendrickx Ensemble

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5 October 2017, Herzele, Festival of Flanders, 

Clarinet Quintet (2002) by Roeland Hendrickx Ensemble

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29 September 2017, Heusden, Festival of Flanders, 

Clarinet Quintet (2002) by Roeland Hendrickx Ensemble

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16 September 2017, Ieper, Cathedral, 20:30, 

A Symphony of Trees (2017) first world performance by 

Symphonic orchestra Flanders conducted by David Angus, 

soloists Thomas Blondelle, tenor and Lee Bisset, soprano, 

11 choirs, Canteclaer (Lo-Reninge), Collegium de Dunis (Bruges), 

Con Cuore (Waregem), de Chorale (Antwerp), Iepers Kamerkoor (Ieper), 

Kortrijks Vocaal Ensemble (Kortrijk), Laidos (Waregem), 

Qui Vive (Desselgem), Roeselaars Chamber Choir (Roeselare), 

children’s choir Rondinella (Knokke) en female choir Voices! (Knokke).

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15 September 2017, Ieper, Cathedral, 20:30, 

A Symphony of Trees (2017) first world performance by 

Symphonic orchestra Flanders conducted by David Angus, 

soloists Thomas Blondelle, tenor and Lee Bisset, soprano, 

11 choirs, Canteclaer (Lo-Reninge), Collegium de Dunis (Bruges), 

Con Cuore (Waregem), de Chorale (Antwerp), Iepers Kamerkoor (Ieper), 

Kortrijks Vocaal Ensemble (Kortrijk), Laidos (Waregem), 

Qui Vive (Desselgem), Roeselaars Chamber Choir (Roeselare), 

children’s choir Rondinella (Knokke) en female choir Voices! (Knokke).

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17 June 2017, Ghand, Parnassus, 

Oude Houtlei 122, 20:00, 

War  by Chamber Choir Koriolis

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14 Mai 2017, Brussels, Bozar, 15:00, l'Apogée (2017) 

by the National Orchestra of Belgium conducted by Hugh Wolff

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12 Mai 2017, Brussels, Bozar, 20:00, l'Apogée (2017) 

first world performance by the National Orchestra of Belgium 

conducted by Hugh Wolff 

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22 April 2017, Deurne, Academie Deurne, 14:00-17:00

Workshop en Concert Piano work of Piet Swerts

Pianoklassen van Anna Gasparova, Daniel Sadkowski, 

Elisabeth Van Turnhout, Bart Verstraeten, 

Klas AMT/MT van Bart Verstraeten

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19 March 2017, Wervik, GC Forum, 

Speiestraat 16, 11:00 

Clarinet Quintet (2002) by Roeland Hendrickx Ensemble

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16 March 2017, Antwerp, Singel, White Hall, 20:00

Le Tombeau de Ravel, for piccolo and piano, 

Benoit Fonds, Peter Benoit Commemoration

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27 February 2017, Brussels, Town Hall, 19:00

Le Tombeau de Ravel, for piccolo and piano, Fuga Trofee,

Union of Belgian Composers

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