Marnix De Cat, alt
C ountertenor Marnix De Cat has been one of the four basic members of the Capilla Flamenca since 1996. He is also a permanent member of the Gesualdo Consort and works regularly with the Huelgas Ensemble, the Ricercar Consort, Collegium Vocale, Currende, Il Fondamento and the BL!NDMAN saxophone quartet. He also performs frequently as a soloist.
Marnix De Cat graduated from the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, earning a First Prize in organ (under Reitze Smits), harmony and counterpoint. He also studied singing, percussion and fugue, and received a First Prize in choral conducting.
He has also worked as a teacher and was organist for several years at the Church of St Geertrui in Leuven. Together with jazz saxophonist Hugo Boogaerts, he formed the duo OrgaX, a unique combination of organ and saxophones, with an accent on improvisation and a mix of styles. He is also active as a composer and regularly collaborates on music projects for young people.