was founded in 1991 and has grown into one of the finest ensembles of its kind. Hans Cammaert (violin), Tom Deneckere (piano), Wim Voet (clarinet), Katelijn Van Kerckhoven (cello) Reinhardt Vanderschaeghe (double bass) have already cut their teeth in the world of classical music such as La Framboise Frivole, La Monnaie, the Flemish Opera Orchestra , etc.
With its concerts, Elixir d’Anvers wants above all to introduce the pearls of Art Deco music to a wide audience: from a quiet waltz or a Hungarian rhapsody to a fiery tango or a dazzling tarantella. With this repertoire, they have already performed throughout Belgium and the Netherlands, including concerts for Klara radio and the Music Festival Flanders. For their New Year’s concerts, they collaborate with, among others, Liesbeth Devos, Astrid Stockman, Lars Piselé, Piet Vansichen, Lien Haegeman and Marc Meersman.
In addition to their musical programs, Elixir d’Anvers also regularly presents musical theatre. In the past they have worked with actors such as Bart Voet and Pieter Embrechts. With “L’Assassinat d’Anvers” and “Chateaubriand”, they toured cultural centers with actor Benjamin Sercu for years.
In February 2003, their first CD “Amour-toujours-amour” was released under the label “Classic Talent”. A few years later, they take part in the prestigious VRT television series “In Vlaams Velden”, a series set during the First World War.
In 2018, they gave their “Liberation Concert” with Liesbeth Devos and Astrid Stockman. A program full of theatrical elements and unique visual material.
In the meantime, the ensemble has discovered so much new music that it decided in 2020 to release a CD with an exclusively Belgian repertoire. This CD was recorded a year later and presented to the public in 2022. The “Belgian Chocolates” were born.