In addition to holding concert diplomas in chamber music and piano from the Royal Music Conservatories of Ghent and Liège (Belgium), Kristof Van Grysperre, a native of Belgium with roots in France, possesses a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts in keyboard collaborative arts from the University of Southern California. He also earned a Master’s degree in orchestral conducting from USC. Over the course of a musical career spanning more than two decades, Kristof Van Grysperre has worked as a music director, vocal coach, professor, and conductor. Today, the Belgium native serves as artistic director for Angels Vocal Art, California, a position he has held since 2015.
Maestro Van Grysperre is also in his fifth year conducting at the Long Beach Opera. There, he has conducted productions of such operas as Candide, Frida, and Hydrogen Jukebox. Further, he was selected to conduct The Consul at Chicago Opera Theater and the world premiere of Fallujah at both Long Beach Opera and the New York City Opera. The making of this opera was featured in the Emmy award winning documentary titled “Fallujah: Art, Healing and PTSD” which was broadcast on KCET’s Artbound series.
Along with his work as an accomplished conductor, Kristof Van Grysperre is a skilled recording engineer who has engineered demos and fully mastered albums. His other professional activities include participating in music conventions and judging vocal competitions.