Frédéric Devreese Death – Dead | Composer Frédéric Devreese Obituary – Passed Away

Frédéric Devreese Death

Composer Frédéric Devreese Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away

Frédéric Devreese Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Frédéric Devreese.

Together with composer Frédéric Devreese I was in Amsterdam for three days for the film music he wrote for my first long film PAULINE & PAULETTE. It was a memorable time and I was honored that this man compnered music for my movie… RIP maëstro Devreese!

From 1981 to 1991 Frédéric Devreese was director of our academy. The auditorium in campus Overijse was even named after him. Today this gifted composer and conductor had to say goodbye. Frédéric Devreese turned 91 Rest in peace, maestro. #ripdevreese

Today unfortunately we have to say goodbye to Frédéric Devreese. He died from the consequences of cancer at the age of 91 Devreese is known as composer of an extensive, versatile and authentic oeuvre and conductor. He received several prizes and recognition in his life including the Maestro Honoris Causa of the Antwerp Conservatory in 2009 The orchestra of our students conducted by Ivo Venkov then executed his ‘Gemini’ from 1986 for the audience present in the Blue Hall of DeSingel]

A very sad day.
Frederic Devreese one of Belgian’s greatest composers has passed away at 91. He has been a source of inspiration for many generations of musicians. His generosity, his wisdom, his friendship and his love for music were boundless.
His music will live on in our hearts. Yesterday, today and forever. Love, respect and friendship.

We are saddened today to hear the news of the passing of Frédéric Devreese, the father of Belgian film music.

Devreese’s remarkable film works include his various collaborations with director André Delvaux, and many other films such as ‘Du bout des lèvres’ by Jean-Marie Degesves, ‘Les Noces Barbares’ and ‘Il Maestro’ by Marion Hänsel, ‘Het Sacrament’ by Hugo Claus, ‘ Pauline and Paulette’ by Lieven Debrauwer.

Besides his works on film music, the Belgian musician dedicated his exceptional professional career to orchestral, chamber, piano, and violin works, including a symphony, two operas, and a ballet suite, which have been performed all over the world.

We celebrated his life and work last year during the World Soundtrack Awards, where he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award; and today, we keep celebrating him with immense respect and admiration.


It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Frédéric Devreese, the father of Belgian film music, at the age of 91.

#Devreese will not only be remembered for being the inspiration to an entire generation of composers, but also for his great interest in young musicians, whom he sought to stimulate and promote through several initiatives.

Rest in peace, dear friend. Your music will forever remain in our hearts.

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Frédéric Devreese. He was an exceptional composer, the father of the Belgian film music and above all: an extraordinary human being. A true master and a friend, who will live on in our hearts forever.

Rest in peace, dear Freddy, we will miss you.
Met grote droefheid vernemen wij het overlijden van Frédéric Devreese. Een uitzonderlijk componist, vader van de Belgische filmmuziek en bijzonder mens. Frédéric laat een breed oeuvre na, waarin hij een uitzonderlijke wereld oproept die toegankelijk is, tot de verbeelding spreekt en actueel blij…

Frédéric Devreese †
A great composer passed away.
Remembering his lifetime achievement as Belgium Film Composer last year!
We will treasure his works with dignity.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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