Passing of Honorary director KCB, Kamiel D'Hooghe
Kamiel D'Hooghe, his memory will be cherished
On the 23rd of December 2021, Kamiel D'Hooghe (93), the first director of the Dutch-speaking Conservatoire of Brussels, passed away. He put the KCB on the rails and gave shape and form to the institution for more than 30 years.
Kamiel D'Hooghe was also a prominent figure in the Belgian and international music community. He also had a great influence on organ policy in Flanders, where he was co-founder of the magazine "Orgelkunst".
The funeral took place on Thursday the 30th of December 2021 in the Basilica of Sint-Servaas in Grimbergen.
On the 23rd of November 2019, Kamiel D'Hooghe walked within the walls of 'his' conservatoire for the last time.
The concert played then in honour of his 90th birthday was the Symphony Orchestra 'Brussel-Strasbourg'.
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Kamiel D'Hooghe, honorary director of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. As director, he shaped the conservatoire for over 30 years and developed it into an institution with international stature. Kamiel D'Hooghe was also a prominent figure in the Belgian and international music community and was a respected organist. His memory will be cherished.
In the name of KCB, we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.