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Carlo Jans

cjCarlo JANS began his first flute lessons at the age of seven, violin lessons at twelve. On the completion of his training in Luxembourg and Nancy (class of Jacques Mule), he continued studies at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège, (Diplôme Supérieur de flûte) and at the Royal Conservatory of Maastricht (Soloist’s Diploma). Being a student of Raymond Guiot, former soloist at Paris Opera, he was honoured with the “1.Prix Supérieur de la Ville de Paris”. He completed a two years’ postgraduate program at the Cologne Academy of Music in the masterclass of András Adorján.

Since 1984, Carlo Jans has been teaching flute and chamber music at the Conservatory of Luxembourg. In 1999, he was awarded a professorship for flute and conducting and took over leadership of the Conservatory orchestras.

From 1997 on, he has been guest professor at the Academy of Music in Riga, Latvia and he is often invited for masterclasses in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, France, Latvia, Greece and the United States of America.

From 2002 to 2009, Carlo Jans taught at the Musikhochschule Saarbrücken in Germany, activity he had to stop because of an increasing number of engagements as soloist and chamber musician.

In 2009, Carlo Jans joined as a flutist the world known chamber orchestra:  “Solistes Européens – Luxembourg”.

In 1988 he founded the « Forum International pour flûte et piano Diekirch/Luxembourg», a summer course attended during the last 21 years by over 700 students of 36 different nationalities.

Beside his professional life as teacher, he also pursues an active career as a flutist and conductor. He has been invited to perform as soloist with RTL Symphony Orchestra, Sonderjyland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre d’Auvergne, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, Porto Symphony Orchestra, Switzerland Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre Jean–François Paillard, Moravian Chamber Orchestra Olomouc and the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra; he has also been a guest conductor of the latter formation since 1997.

His discography (over 34 CDs) for labels like Hänssler Classics, Pavane Records, Calliope, Arco Diva and Bella Musica, have earned him outstanding reviews in the international press and awards such as the "Grand Prix du Disque" for his recording of the chamber music of Manuel Rosenthal.

Carlo made his debut at the Levoca Festival in 2013 and we are dleighted that he is returning, with the harpist Katerina Englichova, for our tenth anniversary, to play the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto, to participate in  Ravel's Introduction and Allegro for chamber ensemble, and to give a duo recital.