Peter Breugelmans

Antwerp, Belgium

Peter Breugelmans (°1966) studied organ and harpsichord at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp with Stanislas Deriemaeker and Jos Van Immerseel. He continued his studies in organ with Jean Boyer at the “Conservatoire National de Région de Lille.” In 1990, he graduated with the “Prix de Perfectionnement” for organ with praise from the jury.

Breugelmans followed masterclasses with Gustav Leonhardt, Harald Vogel and Jacques van Oortmerssen. In 2000, he earned a master’s in music in organ and harpsichord.

From 2006 to 2011, Breugelmans was the city organist of Leuven. In 2007, he began organizing the yearly organ festival,

In that same year, he founded the baroque ensemble, Leuven Baroque. With its core group of singers, Peter Kooij, Stephan Van Dijck, Gunther Vandeven, Maaike Van Steenbergen and Elise Gäbele, the ensemble performed works by Buxtehude and Pachelbel, among others, under Breugelmans’ direction. With Leuven Baroque, he performed numerous works for organ and orchestra, such as concerti by Händel, Haydn and C.P.E. Bach, church sonatas by Mozart, and cantatas with organ obligato by J.S. Bach.

Breugelmans has performed throughout Europe on organ and harpsichord. His recordings have also been broadcasted on radio and television. In 2013, he released an album with mezzo-soprano Maaike Van Steenbergen recorded on the Robustelly organ of the St. Peters’ Church in Langdorp.

Breugelmans teaches organ and harpsichord at the Municipal Music Academy of Brasschaat and the City Conservatory of Leuven. He is a member of the Bishops’ Commission for Organs of the Mechelen-Brussels archdiocese. Since 2019, Breugelmans has been the titular organist of the Thomas organ of the Heilig-Hartkerk of Brasschaat-Vriesdonk.