The Belgian conductor, Florian (Micael) Heyerick, studied in Ghent, Brussels and Leuven and obtained first prizes for the recorder, flute and chamber music. He also graduated as a musicologist at the Ghent University. For several years he was professor of choral conducting and the interpretation of early music at the Royal Conservatoire in Ghent.
Florian Heyerick is the founder and artistic leader of the Ex Tempore ensemble. He is also a regular guest conductor of the Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, the baroque Orchestra ‘Le Mercure Galant’, the Symphony Orchestra of Flanders, the BRTN Radio Choir, the Komische Oper, Berlin and the Amsterdam Ballet Orchestra. Only recently he has been appointed as regular conductor of the Mannheim Chamber Orchestra.
Florian Heyerick has worked on a great many CD recordings both as a conductor and a performer. His 1995 recording of G.P. Telemann’s passion-cantata Der Tod Jesu is considered to be an international standard for Telemann’s vocal oeuvre. It was also the basis of his collaboration with the prestigious Baroque ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln. Florian Heyerick was acclaimed as ‘star of the 1997 Festival of Flanders’.
Since 1984 Florian Heyerick has been working intensely as an artistic director and conductor for several record companies. His efficient approach and stylistic insight into all periods from 1600 onwards are especially appreciated by all those musicians with whom he has worked both at home and abroad.