VERKAEREN (Vilvoorde 1950) Philippe
Translated by Luc Van Loock
Philippe VERKAEREN (Vilvoorde 1950)
Philippe Verkaerenwas born in Vilvoorde on October 25,1950. He started his music studies at the Academy of Music in Uccle. Then he continued the studies at the Royal Academy of Music in Brussels. There he obtained the diplomas of 1st Prize for organ harmony, counterpoint and fugue. He was a teacher in numerous Academies of Music and Deputy Director at the Academy of Music in Uccle from 1983 to 1991, before he was appointed to the Directorate at the Academy of Instrumental Music in Schaerbeek where he has been in office since 1992. In parallel, he has been for about ten years in charge of the organ and practical harmony courses at the Royal Academy of Music in Brussels. From January 1994 to June 1996, he was solfeggio/singing teacher at the same academy. He is the titular organist at the "Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation" Church in Ixelles and the author of various pieces for the organ, the piano, the guitar, the clarinet or the flute, some of which have been made compulsory in Academies of Music and at the Contest of "Crédit Communal de Belgique.