Georges-Elie Octors studied at the Royal Academy of Brussels. He performed as a soloist in the National Orchestra of Belgium, was a member of ensemble Musique Nouvelle (Liège) from 1970 on, and was the conductor of this ensemble from 1976 until 1991. He conducted a lot of symphonic orchestras, Chamber orchestra and contemporary music ensembles in Belgium and abroad. Thanks to his experience in conducting modern opera's, he was invited at the Academia Scala de Milano. Until 2012, he was in charge for the “Formation aux Langages Contemporains” at the Liège Royal Conservatory, and for Chamber Music at the Escuela Superior de Musica de Catalunya (Barcelona). Georges-Elie Octors has conducted a lot of world creations such as, Aperghis, Boesmans, De Mey, Francesconi, Harvey, Hosokawa, Jarrell, Levinas, Pousseur, Romitelli, Saariaho, Wood, etc. Since 1996 he is the music director of Ictus Ensemble (Brussels).
As of January 2017