Jan Devlieger, teacher

Jan Devlieger studied at the Conservatory of his hometown, Ghent, and was awarded first prizes in harmony, counterpoint and fugue (Willy Carron) and first prize in chamber music (Marcel Ketels). He obtained his master’s degree in recorder (Patrick Peire) and harpsichord (Carine Verhenneman). As a harpsichordist, organist, recorder player and singer, Jan Devlieger has performed with many ensembles, such as Ex Tempore, Ardalus, Het Kamerorkest, Het Symfonieorkest van Vlaanderen and Aquarius Soloists. He is also the founding member of the Baroque ensemble Les Goûts-Authentiques and the Renaissance ensemble O Felici.

He has made recordings for labels such as Etcetera: A due cembali obligati (with Guy Penson, harpsichord) and The Submission (music of the Loeillet family of Ghent), Aliud: The Delightful Companion (with Marcel Ketels, recorder), Phaedra: Around Jacob van Eyck (artistic direction: Karen Ketels) and Five Centuries of Flemish Harpsichord Music (Jan Devlieger, harpsichord). He teaches recorder, harpsichord and music theory classes at the Conservatory of Bruges and the Music Academy of Deinze. Jan Devlieger composes in the ancient styles, with publications by Musica Repartita (Utrecht). He also writes programme notes and gives introductions to concerts in deSingel (Antwerp).