Rik Vaneyghen


Rik Vaneyghen was born in Roeselare and started his musical studies at the music academy in Roeselare. He then continued his basic education in music at the art school in Ghent, where he studied with his brother Jozef Vaneyghen. He then studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Elie Apper. He received the governmental medal for saxophone in Roeselare and won the first prize Pro Civitate for saxophone. He also won first prizes for saxophone and chamber music in Brussels.

He has performed as a soloist and has also played in various orchestras, including deFilharmonie in Antwerp, the Flemish Youth Orchestra in Brussels, the Flemish Opera Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Belgium. From 1991 to 1995 he was a member of the Flanders Saxophone School.

For 28 years he worked as a conductor for the drum band 'De Jeugdige Vrienden' in Hooglede (1983-1998), 'De Koninklijke Harmonie St Cecilia' in Beselare (1989-2009) and 'De Verenigde Vrienden' in Hooglede (1992-2010). He taught at the music academies of Lokeren, Izegem, Torhout and Diksmuide.

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