Kent Moussault (1993) is currently studying orchestral conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with Prof. Jac van Steen, Alex Schillings and Kenneth Montgomery. He has also studied composition at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Wim Henderickx, Joël Bons en Willem Jeths.
As a composer he won the third prize for composition at the Prinses Christina Concours and was the youngest finalist at the Alba Rosa Vietor Composition Prize (2014). In February 2016 the CD “Porazzi” was released by Etcetera Records with a composition by Kent “Il Cigno di Palermo” based on Wagner his Porazzi theme.
As a conductor he won the first prize of the Young Conductors Award 2016 in Hilversum, and has followed masterclasses with Howard Williams, Ulrich Windfuhr, Clark Rundell and Antony Hermus, and lessons with Lucas Vis, Otto Tausk and Junichi Hirokami.
Kent has conducted the Hamburger Symfoniker, Savaria Symphony Orchestra, Camarata Particolare, KMK/Johan Willem Friso and Metropole Orchestra, and has assisted Jac van Steen with Het Symfonieorkest, (Orkest van het Oosten) and the Ulster Orchestra. Kent led projects at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.
He has conducted compositions of the students of the Conservatory of Amsterdam at the Gaudeamus festival, the world premiere of the mini-opera of Luca Petracca, and also assisted the new opera by J.P. de Graaff “All Rise.”
Kent received a Bayreuth Wagner scholarship provided by the Dutch Wagner association, and gas received financial aid for his studies and activities in 2014 by “Het Kersjes Fonds.”