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Sylvain Cremers was born near Verviers (Belgium).

He began his higher musical studies at the Royal Music Conservatory of Liège where he successively obtains the First prize of oboe  (class of Mr. Yves Leroy) with the highest distinction, the First prize for chamber music and finally he obtained the Soloist diploma of oboe with the greatest distinction.

In addition, he perfected himself at the “Musikhochschule” of Cologne as well as with Mr. Jean-Louis Capezzali in Paris.

Winner of the National Competition Axion Classics (“Pro ci Vitate”) of Belgium, he also participated in the international competitions of Munich (ARD) and Bayreuth (Pacem in Terris).

He became successively Professor of oboe at the Academy of Music of the German-speaking Community of Belgium (1991 till 1997), at the Higher Institute of Music and Pedagogy of Namur (Imep) since 1994, at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Brussels (1997 till 2000) and the Royal Conservatory of Music of Mons since 2000.

Since 1994, Sylvain Cremers has been principal oboe at the ‘Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège’ Wallonia-Brussels, Belgium.

Sylvain Cremers appears regularly as a soloist with various Belgian and European orchestras and ensembles.

Among those ensembles are various chamber orchestras, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, Sinfonietta Köln, the Charlemagne Orchestra, and many others.


Among the works performed, we find the concertos by JS Bach, A. Vivaldi, A. Marcello, GF Haendel, J. Haydn, D. Cimarosa, WA Mozart, JN Hummel, Y. Bourrel, WB Molique, F. Martin, V. Williams, S. Barber, M. Arnold, & c.

He is multiple times invited as a guest lecturer at different masterclasses: Libramont, Malonne, Dinant, St Cast-le-Guildo (France), Pekin Conservatory (in 2002), Antwerpen etc.