Biography

Education:

Jan Moeyaert (Ghent, 1981) took his first musical steps by singing and playing organ. Until 1995, he was a boy chorister and soloist, and in 1999 he received a medal for organ with greatest distinction and became a laureate in the national ‘Axion Classics’ music competition.
He studied musicology at the universities of Leuven (B) and London (UK). In London, he intensively took part in the English choral tradition, both as a singer and as an organist. After university, he studied at the Royal Music Conservatory of Brussels for piano, organ, harpsichord, and music theory, and he also followed masterclasses for fortepiano and accompaniment.

Keyboards:

In addition to teaching and accompanying in the music schools of Lokeren and Hamme, he works as harmonium-player and organist in the orchestra of the Munt (Royal Opera in Brussels) and Symphony Orchestra of Flanders. He also works as repetitor for the Brussels Operetta Theater, and he is much in demand as coach and accompanist for auditions, recitals and masterclasses. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras (concertos by C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven and Liszt), and he gives regular concerts as a chamber musician, on all keyboard instruments. He is also organist in Nevele, and gives regular organ recitals there.

Choirs:

Choral singing is a life-long passion. After a few years of singing lessons, and an emersion into the English choral tradition, Jan has been singing (semi-)professionally for over 15 years, and has sung the bass part in both early music and contemporary vocal ensembles. In 2007, he founded the Brussels Chamber Choir, together with his wife, Helen Cassano, who conducts the choir. He is also assistant-conductor and composer-in-residence of the BCC. He currently also sings with SWARA vocal ensemble and the Ghent Singers and he conducts the vocal ensemble of the Great Synagogue of Europe in Brussels.

Composing:

In 2000, Jan became a laureate of the Aquarius competition for young composers. He composes mostly for the Brussels Chamber Choir. He is occasionally commissioned, recently in Armenia, Germany, Canada and Peru. His music was also performed in the U.K., the U.S., the Netherlands and Italy.

NL | EN