Geert D’hollander, Katie Bell and Carrie Blackburn
Art Songs & French Arias features vocalists Katie Lippert and Carrie Blackburn accompanied Geert D’hollander on piano. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the Gardens’ carillonneur on piano in an intimate setting at Pinewood Estate.
Geert was named Bok Tower Gardens’ fourth full-time carillonneur in October 2012. He has studied, among others, piano, chamber music, choral- and orchestral direction, fugue, and composition at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp (Belgium), and carillon at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen (Belgium). He was first prize winner in more than 30 international competitions for carillon and/or composition. In 1997 he succeeded Ronald Barnes as University Carillonist and Professor of Carillon at the Department of Music at UC Berkeley. In 2008 he was awarded the “Berkeley Medal of Honors” for “Distinguished Service to the Carillon.” Currently, he is a carillon composition teacher at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen in Belgium. He has made five appearances at our International Carillon Festival.