Reinoud Van Mechelen tenor
Since he completed his studies in 2012 at the Conservatoire Royal in Brussels (class of Dina Grossberger), Reinoud Van Mechelen has well established himself on the international scene.
As early as 2007 he was noted for his performance at the Académie Baroque Européenne in Ambronay under the baton of Hervé Niquet. In 2011 he was a member of the academy for young singers Jardin des Voix directed by William Christie and Paul Agnew which has brought him a number of engagements as a soloist with Les Arts florissants. With the renowned ensemble he has performed at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Edinburgh Festival, at the Château de Versailles, the Bolchoï Theatre in Moscow, the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican Centre in London, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Philharmonie in Paris, the Opéra Comique, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.
In addition to his collaboration with Les Arts florissants Reinoud Van Mechelen has been invited to give guest performances with international ensembles such as Collegium Vocale, Le Concert Spirituel, La Petite Bande, Les Talens Lyriques, Pygmalion, Le Poème Harmonique, Il Gardellino, Insula Orchestra, L’Arpeggiata, Ludus Modalis, B’Rock, Ricercar Consort, Capriccio Stravagante, Scherzi Musicali, and European Union Baroque Orchestra.
In 2014 Reinoud Van Mechelen sang the part of Evangelist in J.S. Bach’s Johannespassion with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. The following season he made his debut in the title role of Rameau’s Dardanus at the Opéra national de Bordeaux. During the current season he will be debuting at the Zürich Opera in Charpentier’s Médée (as Jason) under the baton of William Christie. Among his planned concert performances are those as Belmonte in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and as Gérald in Lakmé by Delibes with the Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio.