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 an orchestral musician, Pieter is often sought after by De Filharmonie, the Flanders Symphony Orchestra and Le Concert Olympique. He has been Leader of the orchestra of the Church of Saint Paul in Antwerp, Musici Dominicanorum. He is regularly invited to perform with the City of Brussels Orchestra, Casco Phil and the Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie.
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.
In 2003 he won the international competition “Promotie Vlaamse Muziek en Musicus” at the Orpheus institute in Ghent. With ARIS4 he won the most famous chamber music competition in Flanders, “Gouden Vleugels”.
Since 2006 Pieter has been first violin in Spectra, an ensemble that specialises in contemporary music. He is one of the founding members of the Khaldei Trio and has been a member of the Tana Quartet since May 2014.
Pieter has already played at numerous festivals and concert 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…
Pieter Jansen plays a violin by Marcus Snoeck made in Brussels in 1742.