Frank Agsteribbe (1968) is a Belgian conductor, harpsichordist, and composer. His repertoire as an opera conductor begins with the earliest baroque operas as La Dafne by Marco da Gagliano (1608), over L’Orontea by Marc’Antonio Cesti, Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, includes Mozart’s Zauberflöte, Bertoni’s Orfeo (1776) and Rossini, romantic opera as Puccini’s La Bohème, and goes well into the 20th century with The Rake’s Progress by Stravinsky, Jenufa by Janacek, Le Vin Herbé by Frank Martin, and Giorgio Battistelli’s Prova d’Orchestra. He has worked at the Vlaamse Opera (Antwerp-Gent), the Ruhrtriennale (Germany), Castleward Opera in Belfast, Teatro Sao Carlos Lisbon, and Le Grand Théâtre Luxembourg.
As a harpsichordist and organist, Frank Agsteribbe plays with La Petite Bande (Sigiswald Kuijken), Huelgas Ensemble (Paul Van Nevel), Anima Eterna (Jos van Immerseel), Concerto Köln, and B’Rock (Frank Agsteribbe’s own baroque orchestra, founded in 2005). He leads B’Rock regularly in both baroque (Haendel, Vivaldi) and new music (Cage, Pärt). He has performed in different European countries, Mexico and China and assisted in many CD, DVD and radio recordings.
Since 2010, Frank Agsteribbe is artistic leader of both B’Rock and cantoLX, a new professional vocal ensemble in Luxembourg.
Frank Agsteribbe has written more than 80 compositions, several of which have been recorded by the radio or are available on CD. His composition “Et nova sunt semper”, written for the European Radio Union, has been broadcasted throughout Europe, Canada and the United States. He is a professor at the Antwerp Conservatory, where he teaches music analysis, and conducts various ensembles.