Famous Composers from Belgium

List of notable or famous composers from Belgium, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Belgium and even some popular composers who immigrated to Belgium. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Belgian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Belgium is included when available.

List people range from Django Reinhardt to François-Joseph Fétis.

This historic composers from Belgium list can help answer the questions "Who are some Belgian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Belgium?" These prominent composers of Belgium may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Belgian composers.

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    Adriaan Baussens

    Adriaan Baussens is a composer.
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Dendermonde, Belgium
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    Ben Haemhouts (born 1940) is a Belgian musician.  ...more
    • Age: 49
  • Brian Clifton is a retired English footballer who played at either inside-forward or half-back for Southampton and Grimsby Town in the 1950s and 1960s.  ...more
    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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    César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck (10 December 1822 – 8 November 1890) was a composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris during his adult life. He was born at Liège, in what is now Belgium (though at the time of his birth it was part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands). He gave his first concerts there in 1834 and studied privately in Paris from 1835, where his teachers included Anton Reicha. After a brief return to Belgium, and a disastrous reception for an early oratorio Ruth, he moved to Paris, where he married and embarked on a career as teacher and organist. He gained a reputation as a formidable musical improviser, and travelled widely within  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1822-1890)
    • Birthplace: Liège, Belgium