November 30, 2021

The jury 2021

Pianist Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden.

Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden was born in Brussels. He entered the Royal Conservatory of Brussels at the exceptionally young age of 12. He studied the piano both at the Conservatory and later at the Queen Elisabeth College of Music, under the leadership of Eduardo Del Pueyo. At the age of 16 he reached the finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition and his career as a piano soloist was launched, taking him to all the continents of the world. He has played with several symphony orchestras including the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Residence Orchestra of Den Haag and several Belgian orchestras. Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden was recently appointed onto the board of directors of ‘Young Belgian Talent vzw’.

Musicologist Greet Van ‘t Veld.

Musicologist Greet Van ‘t veld explored her passion for music first at the Antwerp Royal Conservatory, then during musicologist studies at Leuven University and at the Leuven Lemmens Institute. Her intrigue for music and word showed manifestly during her studies, and further blossomed throughout her career as a writer on classical music in many publications. Greet currently combines her two passions – language and music – programming and concept developing for national classical radio Klara. She participates in the making of cd’s, makes interviews and writes concert- and CD-reviews in Knack. Greet Van ‘t Veld was recently appointed onto the board of directors of ‘Young Belgian Talent vzw’.

Clarinetist Roeland Hendrikx.

Roeland Hendrikx is one of today’s most prominent Belgian clarinet players. After training in Leuven and Antwerp (with Walter Boeykens), he followed master classes with Thea King and other acclaimed virtuosi. Having been the principal clarinet of the Belgian National Orchestra for many years, Hendrikx decided in 2017 to pursue a solo career. Still, he remains a passionate champion of chamber music. In 2015 he founded the Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble, which focuses on the small-scale repertoire for clarinet, piano and strings. Roeland Hendrikx teaches at the Conservatorium Maastricht and the LUCA School of Arts (Lemmens Institute) Leuven. In October 2018, EPR Classic will release his registration of concertos by Mozart, Finzi and Bruch, recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.