August 2019

We had our 3rd edition of Lab Summer Class in Porto, Portugal.

35 students came from Europe to South-America to experience a week full of teaching, chamber music and concerts!

Thank you to our faculty, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Nadège Rochat, Mathias Coppens and Nikolaas Kende. 

More info on www.labsummerclass.com

 

 

July 2019

Recording with Nikolaas Kende in Flagey, Brussels.

More info coming soon!

 

 

July 2019

Playing with Nikolaas at the Festival Internacional de Musica y Danza de Granada was a great experience!

The setting was a beautiful historic place and playing a concert outside is always a bit of an adventure ;-)

 

 

May 2019

Enjoyed being on the panel at the finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition!

 

 

March 2019

Tour in the UK playing as concertmaster of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra. 

 

 

February 2019

Tour in Spain with Wim Mertens playing in duo, trio and quintet in beautiful halls in San Cugat, Zaragoza, Murcia and Logrogno. 

 

 

October 2018

Always a pleasure to travel and perform in the US and Canada, we played concerts in New York, Washington DC, Chicago and Halifax, Canada.

We discovered Chicago and Halifax, playing there for the first time and we absolutely loved being there.

 

June 2018

Very happy to announce I have been appointed Violin Professor at the Fontys Academy of Music in Tilburg (NL) starting from September 2018!

More info on:

www.fontys.edu

 

 

February 2018

Tour in South Africa, such a pleasure to discover more of this beautiful country!

Concerts in Johannesburg, Stellenbosch, George, Mosselbaai, Stilbaai, Hermanus, McGregor and Helderberg.

 

 

October 2017

US tour with concerts and masterclasses in Vermont, Fresno, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Ridgecrest and Washington DC.

We had a great time and were very happy to teach at the California State University in Fresno for a week.

We ended our tour at the beautiful residence of the Belgian Ambassador in Washington DC.

 

 

 

August 2017

Our first performance in Canada was at the Westben Festival this summer. What a beautiful venue the old barn is with such a loyal and lovely audience!

We felt very lucky to be able to play here and explore the astonishing nature of Banff, Jasper, Vancouver, etc!

 

 

July 2017

The second edition of our masterclass 'Lab Summer Class' took place in Bari, Italy. With our wonderful faculty, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Jacob Shaw, Sven Van de Voorde, Mathias Coppens and Nikolaas Kende we were able to work with the students in a beautiful setting.

April 2017

US tour in Texas, playing concerts in Dallas, Abilene, Seguin, Killeen, Blanco and San Antonio. This is what traveling for concerts with a baby (and my mother!) looks like!

 

 

March 2017

Performing in Bruges with Sam Amidon and Het Kamerorkest Brugge. Also 'squeezed' in a live session on the radio. :-)

 

 

 

February 2017

Concert in Palm Springs at the Flagler Museum. Wonderful location and a rare instrument for Nikolaas to play on.

Also our first concerts abroad with our little vip guest, Mona!

 

January 2016

 

Jolente wins a Klara award

 

Jolente received the Klara award for 'Most promising young artist of the year' by the Belgian classical radio Klara!

 

 

 

 

New CD recording Kreutzer Sonata

Jolente De Maeyer - violin

Nikolaas Kende - piano

 

Very happy to announce our recording of Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata, Pärt Fratres and Shostakovich Preludes will be released by Warner Classics on 8 January 2016!