The Belgian tenor, Reinoud Van Mechelen, began to sing at an early age in the children’s choir Clari Cantuli. In 2007 he took his first singing classes from Anne Mertens and Nicolas Achten in Louvain, his hometown. One year later he joined the Royal Conservatory of Brussels to take up vocal studies, first with Lena Lootens and subsequently with Dina Grossberger. Meanwhile he also took master-classes from Greta de Reyghere, Isabelle Desrochers, Frédérick Haas, Claire Lefilliâtre, Alain Buet, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, François-Nicolas Geslot, and Howard Crook.
In 2007 Reinoud Van Mechelen participated in the Académie Baroque Européenne d'Ambronnay, where he performed Plutus in le Carnaval et la Folie by Destouches with Hervé Niquet. Fairly quickly he is invited as a soloist by several well-known ensembles, including l'Arpeggiata, Capilla Flamenca, Ex Tempore, Ludus Modalis, B'rock, Ricercar Consort, Il Gardellino, and the European Union Baroque Orchestra. On a regular basis, he collaborates with Scherzi Musicali, conducted by Nicolas Achten. As such, he contributes to several recordings that are received with great enthusiasm by international critics.
During the 2011-2012 season Reinoud Van Mechelen performed with Ausonia in Castor & Pollux (Castor) in a tour in France and Germany, and with le Poème Harmonique in Egisto by Cavalli at the opera of Rouen. In 2011 he was selected to take part in the 5th edition of the Jardin des Voix, the Baroque Academy of Les Arts Florissants. Since then he regularly performs as a soloist with Les Arts Florissants in projects under the direction of William Christie, Paul Agnew, and Jonathan Cohen. He is also a member of Ensemble Alia Mens (Director: Olivier Spilmont).