A Graduate of the Royal Brussels Conservatory (where he was taught by François Daneels), Freddy Vanattenhoven won First Prize in Clarinet and obtained Diplômes Supérieurs in Chamber Music and Saxophone and Certifi cats in Transposition and in conducting brass and wind ensembles.

He is a founding member of the Brussels Saxophone Quartet, with which he has toured all over the world, including the United States, Australia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, and Taiwan. He has participated in several World Saxophone Congresses (in Bordeaux, London, Chicago, Nuremberg, Washington, Montreal, and Ljubljana). He has conducted the Zichem wind band since 1972 and its counterpart in Hamont since 1996. In 1996, he toured in Ecuador as a soloist with the country’s National Orchestra. In 1997, he premiered Trilogie by Willy Bauweraerts, a prize-winning work in the Composition Competition for Alto Saxophone and Piano organised by the Belgian Artistic Promotion of the SABAM and the International Adolphe Sax Association and was a compulsory piece for the semi- fi nal of the 2nd Adolphe Sax International Competition. An active member of the Musical Committee of the International Adolphe Sax Association, he has served as a member of the jury for the Competition for Young Saxophonists in Dinant since 1997 and was a member of the Arbitration Committee of the 2nd Adolphe Sax International Competition in Dinant in 1998. He is now Vice-President of the Adolphe Sax International Competition. In addition, he taught the saxophone at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp from 1985 to 2006 and was Director of the Music Academy of Tessenderlo from 1987 to 2006.