Erik Van Nevel studied oboe, voice and conducting at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and at the Royal Conservatories in Brussels and Antwerp. Afterwards he attended specialization courses in Great Britain, Germany and the Netherlands. He is the founder and conductor of Currende, a regular guest at the major European Festivals. From 1983 to 2000 he was conductor of the Brussels Cathedral and founded the Capella Sancti Michaelis. For many years he was an enthusiastic singer in the Huelgas ensemble of his uncle Paul Van Nevel.
Both with Currende and with the Brussels Cathedral Choir he produced several CD recordings that were very positively received by the international music press: G. Carissimi, O. Lassus, P. Philips, H. Schottz, J. De Wert, G. Frescobaldi , D. Scarlatti, family Bach, D. Buxtehude, HL Hassler, L. Marenzio and a series of 10 CDs with a broad geographical overview of the Dutch Polyphonists. From 1980 to 1985 he was assistant conductor of the then BRT radio choir. Erik Van Nevel teaches choral conducting, chamber music at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven.
In addition, he increasingly gives private lessons to conductors and singers and he is invited to coach ensembles and groups musically. Every year he gives internships and courses for choir and ensemble singers. Both general choral and conducting techniques and the more specific performance practice are discussed again and again. He has been a guest in the Netherlands, Spain, Israel, Sweden, Norway, Cyprus, Malta, Slovenia, Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, Estonia and France.
'"Erik very well knows what he wants and then it is the musician's job to be at the service of the person who thought it all out." Annelies Decock, violinist