Philippe Beullens, Mechelen and Leuvan, Belgium
Monday, July 22, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)
Philippe Beullensstudied organ at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, Belgium. In 2001, he obtained a master’s degree in music. He continued his carillon study at the world-famous Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, where he obtained his final diploma with great distinction in 2008. He served as the assistant organist of St. Rombout’s Cathedral in Mechelen before being appointed the organist and choirmaster at St. Martin’s Church of Overijse in Brussels. He is also a music teacher at St. Martin’s College, a secondary school. He regularly performs as an assistant city carillonneur in the cities of Mechelen and Leuven, and as a guest carillonneur at the Catholic University of Leuven. Both as an organist and carillonneur, Beullens has performed numerous times in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, Australia, Japan, and the U.S.