Vandernoot, André, Belgian conductor; b. Brussels, June 2, 1927; d. there, Nov. 6, 1991. He received training at the Royal Cons, of Music in Brussels and at the Vienna Academy of Music. In 1951 he was a laureate in the Besançon conducting competition. From 1954 he appeared regularly as a conductor with the Orchestre National de Belgique in Brussels. In 1958 he was named to the post of 1stconductor of the Royal Flemish Opera in Antwerp. He was music director of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels from 1959 to 1973. In 1974-75 he was music director of the Orchestre National de Belgique. From 1976 to 1983 he held the title of 1stguest conductor of the Antwerp Phil. He also was music director of the Noordhollands Phil. in Haarlem in 1978-79. From 1979 to 1989 he was music director of the Brabants Orch. From 1987 he also was chief conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de la RTBF in Brussels.
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