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 continued his studies with violinists such as Charles-André Linale, Raphael Oleg, Albrecht Breuninger and Renaud Capuçon.
As an orchestra musician, Pieter is concertmaster of Boho Strings and as a solo violin/leader Pieter is also sought after by the Symphonic Orchestra of La Monnaie Théâtre, Belgian National Orchestra and Le Concert Olympique.
Pieter specialised in chamber music with the Artemis Quartet at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and has participated in masterclasses with the Artis Quartet, the Skampa Quartet, Heine Müller, Ralf Gothoni and Andras Keller.
He’s a laureate of several chamber music competitions including Gouden Vleugels (2009) and Supernova (2014). He was a member of ARSIS4 and Tana Quartet and now plays with Trio Khaldei and I Justiniani.
Pieter has a great passion for contemporary music. He has been violin solo of SPECTRA, since 2006 and of Ensemble Multilatérale, based in Paris, since 2016. He is also regularly invited by Hermes, Ictus and Notabu.
In may 2023, he was appointed co-artistic director of SPECTRA.
Pieter crossed Europe, Asia, North - and South-America and Australia for concerts at festivals and halls such as: Musica Strasbourg, World Music Days in Sydney, the Traiettorie 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 is chamber music professor and coördinator at KASK & CONSERVATORIUM.