Conductor who also became known for his mastery of Johann Sebastian Bach’s oeuvre. He founded the Collegium Vocale Ghent in 1970 and carried out the ensemble. His Parisian ensemble, La Chapelle Royale, specific in functions from France’s Golden Age group of music. He was created in Ghent, Belgium. His piano instructor in the Ghent Conservatory was Marcel Gazelle, who also offered as Yehudi Menuhin’s accompanist.