Musician of the year
In march 2020, Bart received the Klara Award
'Musician of the Year 2020'.
Report of the jury:
"2019 was a "grand cru" year for Bart Naessens. As a harpsichordist and organist, he made beautiful international tours with ensembles such as Collegium Vocale Ghent, Les Muffatti or with his very own Capriola di Gioia to Japan and the Netherlands. As a conductor he made his debut in Opera Ballet Flanders with B’Rock in the production Mea Culpa by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and he performed the Messiah in Brazil."
"Bart Naessens is the musical centipede par excellence. His radius of action in the world of classical music is overwhelming: as a conductor and artistic director, as a player on harpsichord and organ, as a pedagogue at the Royal Brussels conservatory and as an instigator of amateur musicians."