Filip Ceunen was born in Hasselt, Belgium, on the 2nd of september 1983.
He began his musical studies at the age of 8 at the Municipal Academy for Music in Beringen (Belgium).
He continued studying at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven where he achieved a ‘first prize’ solfege and harmony. Afterwards he accomplished his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where he studied composition with Mr. Jan Van Landeghem. Here he achieved the degree of ‘Master in Arts’ (composition) with 'first prizes' for solfege, harmony, counterpoint, fugue and composition.
Filip also followed several 'Masterclasses' composition with i.a. Mr. Jan Van Landeghem (professor composition at the “Royal Conservatory of Brussels"), Mr. Clarence Mac Wai Chu (professor composition at "The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts"), Mr. Stefano Gervasoni (professor composition at "Le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris"), Mr. Gian Paolo Luppi (professor composition at the "Conservatorio Giovan Battista Martini in Bologna"), Mr. Claude Ledoux (professor composition at "L'École Supérieure des Arts, Conservatoire de Mons") and Mr. Sergio Lanza (professor at the “Conservatorio G.Verdi in Milan”).
On the 21st of November 2015, Filip won the 'Family Van Riet - Award' (composition contest) with his composition 'The Story of King Arthur' (read more).
In addition, Filip is also active as a trombone player. He studied with Mr. Jan Nicolaers en Mr. Jan Smets. He plays freelance in several orchestra’s.
He also participated in a 'Masterclass' trombone with Mr. Joseph Alessi (professor trombone at the 'Faculty of The Juilliard School' in New York and Principal trombone of the 'New York Philharmonic') and with Mr. Weston Sprott (Principal trombone of the ‘MET-Orchestra’).
Besides being a composer, Filip is also conducting the Royal Wind Band 'Demergalm' of Godsheide (Hasselt) (B).