Reviews

‘A tight and clean performance’

Under the baton of the rising Flemish star, Karel Deseure, the South Netherlands Philharmonic provided an exhilarating contrast with what was happening above. There was no excess arising from the

‘A sublime playing South Netherlands Philharmonic under the baton of Karel Deseure’

‘Last but not least thanks to the sublime playing of the South Netherlands Philharmonic under the baton of Karel Deseure and an especially strong Theater Choir of Opera Zuid, the

‘A magician in the pit’

‘Deseure is a magician in the pit, as he leads an outstanding South Netherlands Philharmonic and gives complete scope and color to all of Verdi’s masterful inventions, as they range

‘Philharmonic with warmth and engagement’

“It was the orchestra in the pit that commanded your attention. Led by the Belgian Karel Deseure (who made his opera conducting debut) the South Netherlands Philharmonic played with great

‘Luckily there was a hero in the orchestra pit’

Opera South presents fresh view of La Bohème while it receives an assault from The Hague. Luckily there was a hero in the orchestra pit. “But the true hero stands in

‘Flemish conductor saves Opera South’s Puccini’

“If I were the artistic director of the South Netherlands Philharmonic, I would keep an eye on the young Flemish conductor Karel Deseure, because this boy has talent. All in

‘Confirmation and revelation’

(…) The ensemble with l’Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège goes well: conductor Karel Deseure renders the expressive contrasts of the three movements without any difficulties. Beethoven’s sixth symphony (1808) allows us

‘Deseure leads the orchestra in an excellent performance’

The main attraction is the Philharmonie Zuidnederland under the baton of young conductor Karel Deseure… Deseure leads the Philharmonie Zuidnederland in an excellent performance, allowing plenty of space and colour

‘On aurait voulu que la Bohème dure tout l’hiver’

(…) et dirigés avec vivacité et entrain par le jeune chef belge Karel Deseure, mais dont l’interprétation authentique vous touche dans le coeur. Brillamment relevé grâce à la “présence” d’un jeune

‘Wo die Liebe hinfällt…’

Durchweg beeindrückend ist die Darbietung des Estro Armonico unter der Leitung von Karel Deseure, der den Musikern eine beflügelte Begeisterung einflößt, die sie über sich hinauswachsen lässt. Vielleicht steht dem