about klarafestival

everything you need to know about Klarafestival

Klarafestival is the biggest classical music festival in Belgium. Every year in March, international top musicians give the best of themselves in Brussels, but also in Antwerp (deSingel) and Bruges (Concertgebouw).

The annual theme encourages reflection and classical musicians enter into dialogue with other artistic disciplines and genres. They play in concert halls but in Brussels suburbs/neighbourhoods as well, where they present a diverse programme: from old/early music, through the romantic repertoire, to challenging contemporary and new creations.

Live concerts are at the core, but more than ever the focus is also on innovative, digital projects. The close collaboration with VRT and Klara makes Klarafestival an unparalleled broadcasting festival. Private and cultural partners: the Flemish, Brussels, federal, European and international level; young and old; underprivileged and promising: Klarafestival knows how to combine all forces into one big, connecting, cross-border music festival.

Live on air

Can’t make it to the live performance at the concert hall every evening? Klarafestival is broadcast in full on Klara. Through the European Broadcasting Union, Klarafestival’s concerts are even aired throughout Europe.

Chairman of the Board of Directors Flanders Festival Brussels

Jan Raes


Members of the Board of Directors Flanders Festival Brussels

Alex Brabers, Greet Claes, Jan Briers, Jan Raes, Jean-Paul Van Avermaet, Kaat Exterbille, Koen Maerevoet, Liesbeth De Ridder, Pieter Marx, Sophie Detremmerie, Tom Auwers, Werner Van Lembergen


Members of the General Assembly Flanders Festival Brussels

all members of the board of directors, Arlette Verkruyssen, Adelheid Byttebier, Anne Soenen, Axel Roseeuw, Bart Becks, Chris Van Olmen, Christophe Nottebaert, Dirk Lybaert, Dirk Sterckx, Erik Dralans, Frank Meysman, Guy Wollaert, Hanne Decoutere, Hans D'hondt, Henriette van Eijl, Ine Mariën, Johan Cattersel, Jef Jonckheere, Joost Fonteyne, Koen Geens, Kristine De Mulder, Lode Willems, Marc Ramault, Michel Vermaerke, Monica De Coninck, Patrick Simons,, Philip De Hulsters, Tinneke Beeckman, Tony Mary