Tore Tom Denys
Tore Tom Denys was born in Roeselare, Belgium. He studied instrumental education and trumpet performance with Guido Segers at the University of Antwerp, and from 1994 to 1998 was a member of the World Youth Choir. This lead to him developing a love for early music and so decided to swap the trumpet for singing. Tore Tom Denys now studies solo voice with Wicus Slabbert.
He is a co-founder of the ensemble Cinquecento Renaissance Vokal and vivante (1st prize winners at the International H. Schmelzer Competition in Melk). For the last ten years he was also the tenor with the Belgian group “Capilla Flamenca”.
His solo career has seen him perform at a variety of festivals in Austria including Wien Modern, Resonanzen, Styriarte, Salzburger Festspiele, Bregenzer Festspiele and Carinthischer Sommer, amongst others.
Performances abroad have taken him to the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Festival Schloss Herrenhausen, the Flanders Festival, Holland Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Rheingau Festival, RheinVokal Festival, Ravenna Festival and Ferrara Musica Festival, to name a few.
Collaborations with a variety of conductors and artists (including Arvo Pärt, Leonard Slatkin, Tonu Kaljuste, Philippe Herreweghe, H.K. Gruber, Otto Zykan, Frieder Bernius, Vittorio Ghielmi) have enriched his experiences as a performer.