Els Biesemanswas born in Antwerp in 1978 and studied organ, piano and chamber music at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven. She won first prize at the 2003 International Ciurlionis Organ and Piano Competition in Lithuania, second prize at the 2004 International Organ Competition Musahino-Tokyo and third prize at the 2004 Concours d’Orgue de la Ville de Paris. She has already performed extensively throughout Europe as well as in Russia. Her great virtuosity, wide repertoire and musical maturity are continually praised by press and public alike. She is the organist of the monumental Van Bever organ of the Dominican Church in Brussels.