Photo Luk Monsaert
Steven Prengels is a Belgian composer and artist. He studied at the Lemmens Institute, the University of Leuven, the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and the Conservatory of Amsterdam. At the latter two he studied composition with Wim Henderickx.
He works mostly for theatre, dance and opera. In recent years he collaborated with national and international artists as Alain Platel, Frank Van Laecke, Johan Simons and Arno Synaeve; and companies as les ballets C de la B, NTGent, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Ruhr Triennale, Teatro Real Madrid and Münchner Kammerspiele.
For coming years, collaborations are planned with Alain Platel, Frank Van Laecke, Johan Simons, Sir Mark Elder, les ballets C de la B, Raumteid, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Manchester International Festival, Athens Epidaurus Festival, Bochum Schauspielhaus and Leipzig Schauspielhaus.
He received several awards and nominations both as an individual artist and as a collaborator on music theatre productions, amongst which: The Herald Angel Award (for En Avant, Marche!, Edinburgh International Theater Festival), Dora Mavor Moore Award (for En Avant, Marche!, Toronto Festival), Laurence Olivier Award nomination (for Gardenia), Zagreb Music Biennale (for La dramaturgie d'une passion), Award for the Most Original Composition by a Young Belgian Composer (for Le Reveil Tam-Tam).
He divides his time between composing and working as a visual artist.
Steven Prengels is professor of composition at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.
(m u s i c ) t h e a t r e
Life and Fate, 2023
Mein Gent, 2023
Exhibition, sept tableaux de/sur/pour 'La mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même' de Marcel Duchamp, 2009
f i l m
v i s u a l
In a landscape, DASfest (exposition), 2021
Who wants to dance with me (exposition), 2021
Septemberfestival, De School van Gaasbeek (exposition), 2018
Exhibition (exposition), 2014
m u s i c
The Glass Bead Game, 2018
The World of Yesterday and Tomorrow, 2017
La dramaturgie d'une passion, 2015
Wagner in Bayreuth, 2012