Carlo Jans (flute)

Carlo Jans makes individual classes available in the framework of the «Olga Ivusheikova Flute School»

Carlo 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.
As private student, Carlo Jans worked with the famous flutist Aurèle Nicolet and followed masterclasses with Alain Marion and Peter-Lukas Graf.
Open to new musical horizons, Jans studied conducting under Jan Stulen and Jean-Philippe Rieu at the Royal Music Academy of Music in Maastricht (Conducting Diploma with honours), followed by a Postgraduate Diploma at the « Zuid Nederlandse Hogeschool voor Muziek». Further conducting studies with Maestro Jorma Panula in St.Petersbourg.

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.

Often Carlo Jans has been invited as soloist or professor  to international flute events like the NFA Convention in New York in 2009, the NFA Vonvention in Anaheim 2010,   the Conventions of the Dutch flute society, the Flute meetings of Flute Arts  in Greece…
Numerous composers have written solo pieces, chamber music and concertos for him, e.g. François Glorieux , Jean-Louis Petit , Marcel Wengler, J. Feld ( Billaudot ) and Victor Fenigstein (Boosey and Hawkes)…
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.

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