Guitars / Artistic direction - Coordination
Guitarist and composer François Couvreur is a co-founder and member of the Hopper Ensemble since its beginnings. He records and performs frequently in concert, alone or in various formations, in a very diverse repertoire (chamber music, improvisation, classical guitar repertoire, first performances and contemporary music), in Belgium and abroad (Canada, Croatia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, the Netherlands). He is the winner of several awards (Ça Balance Classique competition in 2017, Henri Pousseur Prize in 2017/2018, André Souris Award in 2019). His pieces are programmed in festivals such as Ars Musica, Loop, Images Sonores. His music is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, Musiques Nouvelles, the Ukho Ensemble (Ukraine), the 88 Ensemble (Holland), and of course by the Hopper Ensemble on numerous occasions. François Couvreur is a member of the “Forum des compositeurs”. His music is recorded on the CD « New sounds of guitar(s) » (Azur classical).