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Amsterdam born Dutch-Japanese Conductor Kent Moussault (1993) studied Bachelor orchestral conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with Jac van Steen, René Gulikers and Kenneth Montgomery and his Master in conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Garry Walker, and Martyn Brabbins. Other mentors have included Otto Tausk, Mark Wigglesworth, Johannes Schlaefli, Nicolás Pasquet, Junichi Hirokami and Jan Stulen and Ulrich Windfuhr. He also studied composition at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Willem Jeths, Joël Bons and Wim Henderickx.
Kent’s musical life started at the age of two when he received his first cello from his parents - a modified viola. However his real love of music started when he started composing music, composing his first symphony when just seventeen years old, incidentally also the first piece he conducted.
Kent won the first prize at the Call for Conductors Budapest Competition in 2023 and the Young Conductors Award 2016 in Hilversum.
He conducted several professional orchestras including The Hamburger Symphoniker (DE) the PHION-orchestra(NL), the Dutch Royal Military Band (KMKJWF), Royal Scottish National Orchestra(UK) Instituzione Sinfonica Abruzze (IT) BBCScottish Symphony Orchestra(UK) and the Noord Nederlands Orkest (NL).
He has also been the assistant to several conductors such as Otto Tausk, Jac van Steen and Martyn Brabbins at a variety of European orchestras.
Kent regularly works with contemporary composers and has conducted several world premieres with ensembles such as Catchpenny Ensemble, Red Note Ensemble and Hebrides Ensemble. Furthermore he was the conductor/artistic director of the European Medical Student Orchestra and Choir(EMSOC) 2018 and conductor/artistic director of the Siebold Project Orchestra.
Kent also worked as a conductor for opera companies such as the Dutch National Opera Academy, Music theatre Hollands Diep in Dordrecht and JKTyl Theatre Pilsen.
In 2023 he was invited to conduct the Canary Islands Premier of the oratorio "Theodora" by handel at the International Bach Festival Gran Canaria 2023
Kent was part of the School of the Excellence Musik Akademie Basel program "Pasantia Basel" post-master conducting course.
He started MoussaultArt-Music in 2022 for is his work as media composer, where he composes for film, TV and Games
Kent Received a generous Stipendium by the Mengelberg Stiftung in 2022.
In 2016 he received a scholarship for the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth provided by the International Association of Richard Wagner Societies.
Kent received financial support from the Kersjesfonds and Prins Bernhard Culturfonds on several occasions during his study. He also received a Scolarship by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for his study.
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