Pieter Jansen (b.1983) began violin classes at the age of 7 with Koen Rens at the Academy of Music of Turnhout. He continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp under Guido De Neve. He was conferred with a Master’s degree summa cum laude. In January 2006, he was awarded the ‘Oranjebeurs’ scholarship.
He has participated in master classes with violinists such as Charles-André Linale, Raphael Oleg, Albrecht Breuinger and Renaud Capuçon.
As a concertmaster/solo violin Pieter is often sought after by Casco Phil, Boho Strings, Volksopera and the Symphonic Orchestra of La Monnaie Theatre. He is regularly invited to perform with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra and Le Concert Olympique.
Pieter is also a keen chamber musician. Since specialising in chamber music with the Artemis Quartet at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, he has participated in masterclasses with the Artis Quartet, the Skampa Quartet, Heine Müller, Ralf Gothoni and Andras Keller.
He won several chamber music competitions, including Promotie Vlaamse Muziek en Musicus (2003), Gouden Vleugels (2009) et Supernova (2014).
After years of concentrating on the string quartet repertoire – with ARSIS4 and Quatuor Tana – he’s focusing on the piano trio repertoire now with Trio Khaldei
Pieter has a great passion for contemporary music. He has been violin solo of SPECTRA since 2006 and is regularly invited by Ensemble Multilatérale, Hermes, Ictus and Notabu.
Pieter crossed Europe, Asia, South-America and Australia for concerts at festivals and halls such as: Musica Strasbourg, World Music Days in Sydney, the Traietorie Festival in Parma, the festivals of Aix-en Provence and Avignon, Wigmore Hall in London, the Louvre Auditorium in Paris, the Venice Biennial, the Donostia Festival in San Sebastian, the Ravello Festival in Naples, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires,...
Pieter Jansen plays a violin by Marcus Snoeck made in Brussels in 1742 and a bow by Eugène Sartory.