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Nicholas Lens

Nicholas Lens

Nicholas Lens


The multi-disciplinary artist Nicholas Lens is a contemporary Belgian author/composer and (recently as well) director. He was born in Ypres, the small but legendary first world war town near the French boarder in Belgium. He started studying violin with his godfather when he was five. Once when he was playing in a very enthusiastic way during the lessons, his bow touched, by accident, the director of the local academy on one of his vital organs. Read more on Last.fm
The multi-disciplinary artist Nicholas Lens is a contemporary Belgian author/composer and (recently as well) director. He was born in Ypres, the small but legendary first world war town near the French boarder in Belgium. He started studying violin with his godfather when he was five. Once when he was playing in a very enthusiastic way during the lessons, his bow touched, by accident, the director of the local academy on one of his vital organs.

So the little Nicholas' violin career ended when he was ten. His first television appearance was as a trumpet player when he was eleven. He was asked to play “The Last Post” at an official ceremony at a British and American war cemetery. Nicholas was wearing short pants and it was freezing cold.

The television crew members offered him some brandy. The version of “The Last Post” he played during the ceremony on his trumpet was never heard before. Later on, while he was studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, he started composing professionally for theatrical projects, film and television. While he was a member of the National Orchestra of Belgium, the conductor Mendi Rodan offered him a contract as a double bass player in the Israel Sinfonietta in Beersheeva, Israel.

He had to make an important choice between the career of a professional musician and the uncertain life conditions of an autodidact composer. He made his choice. Meanwhile he was caught by the virus of globetrotting. Inspired by this new passion, adventurous traveling, he started to create a musical -and recently as well a visual- oeuvre of the maze of images gathered in his mind.

His work is published by Schott Music Mainz/New York. Nicholas Lens lives in Brussels with his twelve year old daughter Clara-Lane. Nicholas Lens is a contemporary Belgian author, composer and director. Lens was born in Ypres near the French border in Flanders, Belgium. His godfather taught him violin when he was five. He studied trumpet and double-bass, first at local academies and then at Royal conservatories. Later on he studied viola da gamba with Sophie Watillon. While he was studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, he started composing professionally for theatrical projects, film and television.

While a member of the National Orchestra of Belgium, the conductor Mendi Rodan offered him a contract as a double bass player in the Israel Sinfonietta in Beersheeva, Israel. His most popular work is the operatic trilogy "The Accacha Chronicles", consisting of "Flamma Flamma - The Fire Requiem", "Terra Terra - The Aquarius Era" and "Amor Aeternus - Hymns of Love". His work is published by Schott Music International, Mainz/New York and distributed by Sony BMG International and Daila Laika ltd. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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