Born in 1975 (Belgium), Jan Depreter is considered as one of the most remarkable guitar players of our time. Discovering music at the age of 5, he had to wait 3 more years for Santa Claus to introduce him to his first guitar; an encounter which would result in a lifelong passion for the instrument..
Three times Jan Depreter graduated Summa Cum Laude for guitar, from the Lemmens instituut of Leuven and the Royal Conservatories of Antwerp (BE) and The Hague (NL), where he studied with Zoran Dukic. He perfected his art with David Russell and Manuel Barrueco.
Jan Depreter has won the following International Guitar Competitions:
* 2006 International Guitar Competition Printemps de la Guitare (BE)
* 2005, International Guitar Competition of Antony – Paris (FR)
* 2002, International Guitar Competition of Mottola (IT)
* 2001, International Guitar Competition of Zwolle (NL)
* 2001, International Guitar Competition of Alhambra (NL)
Other top Prizes include the International Guitar Competitions of Francisco Tarrega (Benicasim, SP), Andres Segovia (Granada, SP), Vienna (AUS), Alessandria (IT) and Tokyo (JAP).
Jan Depreter has been a featured soloist all over the world, playing and teaching in prestigious music festivals in China, Japan, Mexico, USA, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Ukraine, Egypt and Belgium.
He has played most major guitar concertos with international orchestras like the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders, La Chapelle de Lorraine, the Royal Chambre Orchestra of Wallonia, the Orchesta del Ciutat de Torrent, the Municipal Ochestra of Benicasim, the Flanders Radio Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, and the National Philharmonic of Ukraine.
Jan Depreter’s compositions and arrangements for the guitar are published by RICORDI (www.ricordishop.de) and METROPOLIS ( www.metropolis-music.com)