Introduced in Ukraine as "Vladimir Horowitz guitar", Jan Depreter got his first 1st Guitar Award at the Lemmens Music Graduate School of Louvain in 1995. Later he earned two Masters Degrees in Music at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp the Hague, in the class of Zoran Dukic.
During his studies he actively participated in the Masterclass of Manuel Barrueco and David Russell. 16 Times he won the most prestigious international competitions such as Tokio, Antony, Vienna, Andres Segovia, Francisco Tarrega, Alhambra, Zwolle, Mottola and was the first and only Belgian to win the illustrious Spring Contest Guitar (SM Gold Medal of Queen Fabiola of Belgium).
As a soloist he regularly performs in concert in Japan, China, Mexico, the United States, the Netherlands, France and Poland. His works and his guitar adaptations are published by Metropolis Auurk and Ricordi.
January Depreter is the artistic director and founder of a classical guitar festival very popular in Antwerp with a contest for young talents.
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