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Kevin Hendrickx graduated in 2008 for piano from the music academy of Lier as a student of Christine Baeten. At the same academy he also attended choral conducting (Geert Hendrix, Marleen De Boo), music theory (Christiaan Van Looy) and cello (Hilde Vertommen). After his training in choral conducting, Kevin followed orchestral conducting with Bart Piqueur. He is currently taking singing lessons with Anna Pardon and is studying composition at the Conservatory of Ghent with Daan Janssens, Filip Rathé and Johan Duijck, among others.
In addition to his studies, Kevin attended several master classes and worked with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, the London Classical Soloists, Youth Orchestra Saint Petersburg and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. In 2017 he became a laureate of the Beethoven competition in Londo. In 2018 he made his opera debut in St. Petersburg. As a choir conductor, he succeeded Bart Naessens at the Roeselaars chamber choir and has been associated with the Leuven University Choir since 2019.
In 2015 Kevin founded Continuo, the Ghent University Alumni and Personnel Orchestra, of which he has been the artistic director since the beginning. As a guest conductor and rehearsal director he works for various other ensembles, orchestras and choirs at home and abroad, such as the Arenberg Orchestra, Artis Dulcedo Bruges Symphony Orchestra, Ghent University Symphony Orchestra, Sunshine Philharmonic Wuhan, Liège University Choir, Helicon chamber choir, Ghent University Choir, Helicante, CIUP Choir and Cum Splendore.
Kevin has a predilection for contemporary classical music. He regularly conducts world creations, for example with the Nemø ensemble or at the conservatory of Ghent. Music from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries plays a key role in his own programs.
Kevin received a PhD in science in 2018. He teaches physical chemistry at AP Hogeschool in Antwerp.