Bartholomeus Henri Van de Velde is a Belgian orchestra conductor, Violonist and likewise a change management expert. His specialties are leadership development, changing perspectives among teams and also creation of value between team and management. Van de Velde inspired himself as a ''Rockstar'' Orchestra Director
From being a violinist, having found his right place in being an orchestra conductor, later entrepreneur and change management expert Bartholomeus has gone a long way and has a rich experience to take from. During the creation of his ‘Charlemagne orchestra for Europe’ he became an ambassador for important´s brands as Rolex, Jaguar, BMW.
Bartholomeus can challenge you and your company, help putting the finger on what is not working, help to bridge between the management and the team (this session is given together with a concert), as well with finding alternative angles and perspectives for the managers.
“Why” I want to write about this and “Why” I mention it in my conferences is because the need for art is more than ever, necessary in our daily life.
It creates dialogue, participation, builds bridges across differences, all because the right rhythm and harmony, even inspired sometimes by strange accords, can change our vision and image to a civil consciousness infused with the power of culture.
“But you can only whistle in the dark for so long before seeking a candle.”
Seeing our business as a piece of music, a musical score gives us a completely new perceptives, as a skilled artist with eyes of businessperson or the discipline of a high level sports figure.
“Hungarian PO Budapest,” Dubna SO in Moscow Russia, “Conductor in residence at the International Opera Competition, NYC in Bruges (2008)”, Deutsche Kammerakademie, Slovak Sinfonietta (2 European tours), Symphonic Giovanile del Piemonte Italia.
Yamagata SO in Japan, Seoul PO South Korea, Shenzen SO China (world orchestra UNESCO), star guest at Borobudur International Festival Indonesia, Tulsa SO in the USA, PO Buenos Aires Argentina, National Orchestra of Mexico, Orchestra Phillarmonic of Querétaro (8 concerts, 2017 & 2018).
“many global artists, including”
Mstislav Rostropovitch, Yuzuko Horigome, Daniel Blumenthal, Anna Fedorova, Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker, Kristina Kolar, Gary Hoffman, Jacqueline Corado, Dan Zhu, Arturo Nieto-Dorantes, Erika Dobosiewicz, Soyoung Yoon, Philip Graffin, Lorenzo Gatto, Justus Grim, Tatiana Samouil, Simone Lamsma, Liviu Prunaru, Janusz Olejniczak and many others.