In 2004, when it was reorganising its program, the Music Chapel opened a new voice section which welcomed José van Dam as master in residence.  Since then, many singers have attended this program, some of whom have embarked on a career.

The magnificent results obtained by Sarah Laulan (3rd prize) and Yu Shao (4th prize) at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2004 symbolise 10 years of work carried out by the entire teaching staff.

The cooperation with the Monnaie Opera House, the enoa network, but also the co-productions with various broadcasters and symphony orchestras have provided them with many opportunities to perform on stage.  This was the case with the recent international tour with Sinfonia Varsovia in September 2013, Mendelssohn’s oratorio Paulus with the Brussels Philharmonic  at the Music Chapel Festival in Flagey in November, the co-production Les Mamelles de Tiresias at the Monnaie in January 2014 and the José van Dam & YOU concert at Bozar with the National Orchestra of Belgium last March, enabled them to perform in public with top notch orchestras and conductors.

Bernard de Launoit, Executive President

Yu Shao’s Interview after his performance on the final evening – Cobra

Yu interview


Final result – RTBF

Sarah rtbf resultat


Gael En backstage, la Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth 24.05.2014

MDM, la Libre Yu Shao et Levente Pall, la lumière et le tonnerre 23.05

S. Renard De Tijd Jonge zangers dreigen zich te verbranden 19.05.2014