— Frank Agsteribbe —

composer - keyboard player - conductor



I am a composer, a keyboard player, a conductor, and a music teacher.

In my “music making”, composing has a strong influence on my performance and vice versa; my research and theory influence both my composing and performing, and vice versa. 

And all of this influences my teaching, and vice versa.

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“Composer Frank Agsteribbe is a master of subtlety, in a highly personal style. Through a few accents, sometimes in inconspicuous notes, he adds a remarkable touch, a kind of Musica reservata of today.”  

Composer of graphic scores

I am the kind of musician who responds intuitively to what I hear around me, something I have developed during the hundreds of concerts I played as a continuo harpsichordist.

I wanted to implement this aspect of freedom for the performers in my scores and give them the responsibility and task to be even more inventive than in traditional score playing. After all, I feel more related to the Satie-Cage-Feldman tradition than to the Western European avant-garde.

Harpsichord - Fortepiano

Performances with B’Rock orchestra, Huelgas Ensemble, La Petite Bande, Anima Eterna, Il Fondamento, cantoLX, Concerto Köln

Collaborations with René Jacobs, Sigiswald Kuijken, Paul van Nevel, Paul Dombrecht, Philippe Herreweghe

Chamber music with Guido De Neve (baroque violin), Anne Cambier (soprano), Tony Nijs (baroque alto), Toshiyuki Shibata (traverso)


(Guest) conductor with cantoLX, B'Rock orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent, Concerto Köln, Holland Baroque Society, Casco Phil, Hermes Ensemble, National Orchestra of Belgium, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, National Orchestra of Portugal


Watch some videos on YouTube:


Listen to some of my compositions:


Compositions for the Fortepiano

Mission Statement

The question whether music is old or new, is not as relevant as we sometimes pretend. The only important question is whether the music is of current interest.