Attention to valuable musically heritage

The De la Haye Ensemble values heritage. By becoming aware of your heritage, your traditions and the music of your ancestors you can get a better idea of today’s music.

The De la Haye Ensemble has contributed to the renewed attention for the oeuvre of the Bruges composer Joseph Ryelandt (1870-1965) and has made recordings of his works. The De la Haye Ensemble realized the recording ‘Joseph Ryelandt. Chamber Music for Piano and Strings. Volume One: the War Years, 1914-18’. Tocc 0282. Toccata Classics, London.

Pianist Bart Meuris made a recording of the keyboard works ‘Nocturnes, Préludes en Pensées Musicales’ by Joseph Ryelandt for Laningran, 2007. He also wrote an essay about this: Joseph Ryelandt’s Nocturnes and Préludes for piano.

In 2020 the De la Haye Ensemble participated in the Ryelandtfestival in Bruges, an initiative of Dr. David Vergauwen, musicologist and historian. He has written an extensive and acclaimed biography of Joseph Ryelandt. Publisher ASP nv, Bruges 2020.

Other composers who arouse the interest and research of the De la Haye Ensemble are Joseph Jongen, Albert Huybrechts,… and the Ghent composer Norbert Rosseau.

Creations and collaborations with contemporary composers

The De la Haye Ensemble is looking for collaborations with today’s composers. These contacts, conversations and support from composers also stimulated the De la Haye Ensemble to devote time and care to their creations. We have collaborated with contemporary composers such as Martin Valcke, Hannes Taljaard (SA), Wim Henderickx, Pieter Schuermans and Luc Van Hove.


Encounters between masterpieces and surprising discoveries. The repertoire we are committed to can be found under programs where we place it in a context.