Jules Baeten, clarinettist

“A very precise execution realized by a very good mastery of the technique. A beautiful sound throughout the whole register.”

Belgian clarinettist, Jules Baeten his playing has been described as “sovereign, honest, convincing and yet modest.”

Jules is a clarinettist with the Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra, Youth Orchestra Flanders and the National Youth Orchestra. Last year he was a member of the Orchestra Academy of Philharmonie Zuidnederland. He was chosen by Lee Reynolds, at the age of 20, as the clarinettist for the Jevgeni Onjegin production of the Dutch Reisopera.

In 2018 Jules was awarded a gold medal at the 1st Vienna International Music Competition. He also won the prize for best soloist at the European Championship for Wind Orchestras (ECWO) and was elected ‘Classic Young Master‘ by the foundation of the same name. In 2017 he also obtained the 1st prize as a soloist and as a duo at the Princess Christina Competition.

As an orchestral musician, Jules has already shared the stage with renowned soloists such as Lorenzo Gatto, Nino Gvetadze, Maria Milstein, Hannes Lover, Camille Thomas and Noa Wildschut. He has already played in some of the world’s finest concert halls, such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Rudolfinum in Prague.

Recently Jules was selected by Sharon Kam to take part in her master class at Saline Royale Academy.  In 2019 he was selected by Pascal Moraguès to take part in his master class at the Académie musicale de Villecroze. Besides this, he also took lessons with Nicolas Baldeyrou, Michael Collins, Julien Hervé, Charles Neidich, Marc Nuccio, Arno Piters, Andreas Sundén and Annelien Van Wauwe, among others.

Jules started his musical education at the Academy for Music, Theatre and Dance in Maasmechelen. At the age of 15, he entered the Young Talent People Class of the Conservatory of Maastricht, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in July 2020 with a 9.5/10 with distinction in the class of Roeland Hendrikx. Since September 2020, Jules studies at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with Olivier Patey.

In addition to his activities as an orchestral and chamber musician, he is also a dedicated teacher aiming to get the best out of each student by encouraging and helping them achieve their own musical goals.

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