Schaunard Award 2018

Nominated by Dutch opera-critics and connoisseurs, Karel won the 2018 Schaunard Award for the opera…

A Quiet Place – Opera of the Year

A Quiet Place was choses opera production of the year 2018 by the online magazine “Place de l’opera”.

Teaching at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam

Since January, Karel teaches conducting at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam.

Debut Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Listen to the concert from the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Raving reviews for A Quiet Place

‘Conductor Karel Deseure and Philharmonie Zuidnederland, on the other hand, exchanged effortlessly of musical form. And…

A new season, a new website!

Welcome on my brand-new website created by Hans van der Woerd. My 2018/19 season is about to start with a concert at…

A Quiet Place

On September 24. the rehearsals for the production of Bernstein’s last opera ‘A Quiet Place’ will start at the Opera…


It’s a real pleasure and honor to announce that from January 2019, I will teach conducting at the Conservatoire of…