Tom Van den Eynde was born in Mechelen (Belgium) in 1980. He studied classical guitar, violin, piano, harmony and counterpoint at the Conservatory of Mechelen. When he was fifteen he started taking private conducting lessons with Silveer Van den broeck.
At the age of eighteen, he went to the Netherlands (Conservatory of Maastricht) to continue his musical studies : orchestral conducting with Sir Jan Stulen and classical guitar with Cees Dirkx. After three years, he finished his guitar studies as a teaching and performing musician.
As a guitarist, he was finalist of a few national competitions and served as freelance-guitarist at the Royal Theater in Brussels. He also appeared as soloist in guitarconcerto’s with several orchestras. In 2001, he made his live debut for the dutch radio. Together with Edith Van Dyck, graduated flutist from Royal Academy London, he plays a lot of chambermusic. Their repertory goes from the early baroque tot latin contemporary music.
As a young conductor he has been working with the Filharmonic Orchestra of Mechelen, the Flemmish Symphony Orchestra, the Promenade Orchestra of the Netherlands (www.promenade-orkest.nl), the Symphony Orchestra of the Highschool of Music in Maastricht, the Plovdiv Sinfonie Orchester (www.plovdivphilharmonic.com), the Orquestra Sinfonica del Vallès (www.osvalles.com), the Brabant Orchestra (www.brabantsorkest.nl), Sinfonïetta Geleen, University Orchestra of Louvain (uso.studentenweb.org), the Avanti-kapel Maastricht, the Youth Orchestra of Limbourg and his own Hortus Instrumentalis. In June 2000, he conducted the Dutch première of Previns « Concerto for guitar and orchestra ». In September 2000, he also assisted his present teacher Jan Stulen in « Le jongleur the Notre-Dame », a church opera of Peter Maxwell Davies which was broadcasted by the Dutch radio and television. Tom joined in July 2001 the « Wiener Meisterkurse » with Sir Salvador Mas Conde. There he was one of the few applicants to conduct the « Plovdiv Sinfonie Orchester » at the final concert in Vienna. One year later, he conducted the “Orquestra Sinfonico del Vallès” in Barcelona during the International Conducting Course Igualada with maestro Antoni Ros Marba (July 2002). In August 2002, Tom made his debut with the Brabant Orchestra (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) conducting the Franck Symphony during the final concert of a masterclass with maestro Marc Soustrot. At the moment, Tom is serving as assistant-conductor of the Flemmish Symphony Orchestra and the University Orchestra of Louvain (Belgium). In september 2003, he will finish his conducting studies in Maastricht.