Nicolas Achten
bariton, lute, harpsichord, triple harp , artistic direction
1985, Bruxelles (BE)
Studies Royal Conservatories of Brussels (singing, lute, harpsichord) and The Hague (triple harp), Baroque Academy of Ambronay and Centre de la Voix de Royaumont
Teachers Annie Frantz, Greta de Reyghere, Dina Grossberger, Frédérick Haas, Christina Pluhar…
Teaching Guest teacher at the Opera Studio of Flanders, the Univestity of East Anglia, Zomerstage Transparant, South Creak Opera, Académie de Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles…
Performing with La Petite Bande, L'Arpeggiata, Ausonia, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Il Fondamento, Les Agrémens, Il Seminario Musicale, Akademia, Le Poème Harmonique, La Fenice, Les Talens Lyriques…
Miscellaneous Founder and artistic conductor of Scherzi Musicali. Prix du Printemps Baroque du Sablon - Coucours de chant baroque de Chimay 2006. Octave de la musique classique 2009 (classical artist of the year). Awarded "Young musician of the year 2009" by the Union of Belgian Musical Press.