BRYGGEN Bruges Strings 2019


One of the leading Belgian violinists, Jolente De Maeyer, has brought her virtuosity

and passionate interpretations to diverse global audiences. She is recognized as an

exceptionally gifted artist, reflected in the numerous awards and effusive reviews she

has received for both her live performances and recordings.

Prizewinner of several international competitions in Portugal (Cardona Competition),

Russia (Liana Issakadze Competition) and London (Benjamin Britten Competition), the

international career of Jolente started with a successful participation at the Queen

Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.

Performances with all major Belgian orchestras and concert tours in Europe and

the United States followed. She made her debut in Florida, Vermont, California, Washington DC and Canada in 2017. This was followed by an extensive tour in South Africa.

Future engagements include concert tours in Europe, Canada, United States and China.

Her recordings include concerti by Saint-Saëns and Vieuxtemps with the Philharmonic

Orchestra of Liège with Christian Arming, awarded an ‘Editors Choice’ from Diapason,

and the CD ‘Kreutzer sonata’ with duo partner Nikolaas Kende, awarded a ‘Gold

Label’ from Klassiek Centraal.

After an invitation from Yehudi Menuhin when she was 14 years old, Jolente studied

at the Yehudi Menuhin School near London. She continued her studies in London,

Berlin and Waterloo where she graduated in the class of Augustin Dumay in 2013.

Since 2018 Jolente is professor violin at the Conservatory of Tilburg, the Netherlands

and has given masterclasses in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Texas and California.