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