Season 2022-2023

Together on Stage

MuCH Music Season 2022-2023

Together on Stage

Dear patrons, dear season-ticket holders, dear audience of the MuCH season,

The team of the Music Chapel, our artistic director Anne-Lise Parotte and myself are both happy and eager to pre- sent to you the new season 22–23.

Despite two seasons disrupted by successive lockdowns due to the worldwide pandemic, the Music Chapel managed to keep up a great number of activities for its young artists in residence and to maintain the indispensable relationship with its audience, among others thanks to an online presence that has gained in importance in these troubled times.

For this new season 22–23, the Music Chapel has decided to reconnect with its audience “live” and to focus even more closely on the artists in residence, the masters and our guests.

The MuCH Music Season consists of almost 90 concerts and master classes. There will be more than 20 Prestige concerts, 12 Associate Artist concerts, 15 master classes with our masters in residence and guests, 30 MuCH Surprise lunch- time concerts on Thursdays (a new and popular feature of the 21–22 season), and lastly Laboratory and Discovery concerts. A new feature, this season: the Prestige concerts will be devoted to mentoring, on the one hand between a master or a guest artist and young artists and, on the other hand, between an orchestra, a conductor and young artists.

To this season we must of course add our two annual festivals, the Music Chapel Festival “The Americas” from 30 November to 3 December at Flagey, this year devoted to composers from across the Atlantic, and at the end of the season the MuCH Waterloo Festival from 7 to 11 June 2023, the Voice Prelude on 2 February with the Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal de Wallonie – Liège and the Gala concert at Bozar on 8 March 2022, this edition with the prestigious Wiener Kammerorkester.

Here is a non-exhaustive but already impressive list of artists and orchestras in chronological order of appearance: Frank Braley, Anna Egholm, Ari Evan, Stéphanie Huang, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Libertalia Ensemble, Valentin Thill, Sophie Raynaud, Gary Hoffman, Jérémy Garbarg & Arod Quartet, Bernard Foccroulle, Miguel da Silva, Rols- ton String Quartet, Bertrand Chamayou, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Renaud Capuçon and MuCH Ensemble, Ensemble Appassionato, Ensemble Ars Nova, Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Louise Kuyvenhoven, Octopus, Le Concert d’Anvers, Bart Van Reyn, Kerson Leong, Augustin Dumay, Pierre Génisson, Sophie Koch, Lucas Vondraçek, Corina Belcea, José Van Dam, Orchestre Royal de Wallonie, Shuichi Okada, Naomi Couquet, Stéphane Degout, Simon Lepper, Violaine Despeyroux, Eddie Pogossian, Tedi Papavrami, Adorno Quartet, Jonathan Fournel, Avo Kouyoumdjian, Julien Libeer, Orchestre de Chambre de Liège, The Casco Phil.

As we launch the new season, we have chosen Together on stage as our slogan to reaffirm how central music and the sharing of music are to the mission of the Music Chapel.

We wish you a wonderful MuCH 2022–23 season, at the Music Chapel and in our partner venues!

We also wish to thank all our audience members as well as all our season-ticket holders, patrons and structural partners, in particular the Belspo, the Province of Walloon Brabant, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the National Lottery for their support for this 8th MuCH season.


Let’s get Together on stage !

Bernard de Launoit – Executive Director & CEO