Ludovic Van Hellemont is a Belgian pianist and worldwide one of the rare performers of the Ondes Martenot. After studying in Brussels (Jan Michiels), Basel (Claudio Martinez Mehner) and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Edoardo Torbianelli), he has established himself as a key figure within the Swiss contemporary music scene. Since 2017 he has been the principal pianist of the Basel Sinfonietta and the Ensemble Phoenix Basel, and has cooperated with numerous directors such as Baldur Brönnimann, Peter Rundel, Titus Engel, André De Ridder, Johannes Kalitzke, Thomas Hengelbrock, Stanley Dodds, Thomas Wise, Ilan Volkov, Radoslaw Szulc, Filip Rathé and Jürg Henneberger.

Ludovic Van Hellemont has worked together with composers Heinz Holliger, Michael Jarrell, Detlev Müller-Siemens, Bernd Deutsch and Walter Feldmann and has participated in numerous premieres. He has a particular affinity with the music of György Ligeti, George Crumb, John Cage and Morton Feldman. Furthermore, he is devoted to historic instruments and has been the artistic director of the "Musik im Museum" concert series in Schopfheim since 2016.

 

With Tatiana Touliankina, he founded «LT audiovisuals» - a platform for audiovisual arts, mainly aiming to bring the Ondes Martenot to a larger audience through concerts, lectures and video productions. As a composer he has written pieces for solo piano as well as transcriptions for 4 hand-piano and Ondes Martenot. In 2018 he wrote music for the musical theater production “End of the Line”, directed by Ann Allen.

 

Ludovic Van Hellemont has performed in major festivals and venues, such as the World Music Days in Sydney, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore, UP College of Music in Manila, Konzerthaus Vienna, Lutoslawski Studio in Warsaw ("Warsaw Autumn"), KKL Lucern, Stadtkasino Basel, Gare du Nord Basel, Toni Areal Zürich, Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Muziekgebouw aan 't Ij Amsterdam, Theater Baden-Baden, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, La Monnaie, Concertgebouw Brugge, Bijloke Gent, de Singel Antwerp, Musica Sacra Maastricht, Vaux le Viconte Paris and the Abbaye of Royaumont.

Ludovic Van Hellemont