MA Festival wel­comes Jan Van den Borre

Jan Van den Borre 3

MA Festival Brugge is proud to wel­come a new artis­tic direc­tor! Jan Van den Borre is a famil­iar face in Bruges and the inter­na­tion­al ear­ly music scene. As a musi­cian, he has played with Collegium Vocale Gent, Anima Eterna and Vox Luminis, among oth­ers. He is also an inten­dant with Il Gardellino Orchestra, where he expand­ed the much-loved ear­ly music ensem­ble to stand at the heart of soci­ety and enabled it to take on its role as a lead­ing con­tem­po­rary baroque orchestra.

MA Festival was my win­dow into the world of ear­ly music. I came to Bruges to dis­cov­er what I could only hear there. The most beau­ti­ful music played by the best musi­cians led me to a path that I have not left since. The fes­ti­val is icon­ic, inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned and loved, all whilst play­ing a lead­ing role in the devel­op­ment of many young musi­cians. Bruges is a stage, a meet­ing place and a point of depar­ture. I look for­ward to fur­ther devel­op­ing the MA Festival as a fes­ti­val, com­bin­ing tra­di­tion and inno­va­tion with an open view on art and soci­ety. ” — Jan Van den Borre