Georges Octors

Georges-Elie Octors (Gamboni, Belgian Congo, 2 April 1923 — Brussels, 18 June 2020) was a Congolese-Belgian violinist, bandleader and conductor.[1] His father was Belgian and his mother Congolese.

In 1941 he was a laureate of the violin competition “Prix Henry Vieuxtemps”.[2] In 1975 he became chief conductor of the National Orchestra of Belgium. He conducted among others the finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition from 1976 to 1989.[3] He made several recordings with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie. He also conducted various orchestras in the Netherlands, including Het Gelderse Orkest.

Octors died in Brussels on 18 June 2020, aged 97.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Channel, The Violin (2020-06-28). "SAD NEWS | Belgian Violinist & Conductor Georges Octors Has Died - Aged 97 [RIP]". The World's Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  2. ^ "Prix artistiques de la Ville de Verviers". www.prixvieuxtemps.be. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  3. ^ "Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition 2003". www.cypres-records.com. Retrieved 2020-06-29.