Pieter-Jan De Smet

Duo recital @ International Luthier School

Together with fellow cellist Mattijs Louwye, we will give a duo recital at the International Luthier School in Puurs. We will perform on newly built instruments! A delight for any musician. Repertoire will include Boccherini, Breval, Van Weerst,..

19 Jun 2019 Boom, Belgium

Beethoven Triple Concerto @ Royal Conservatory of Brussels

A delight to play this wonderful concerto again with dear colleagues Fien van den Fonteyne and Florestan Bataillie

21 Jun 2019 Brussels, Belgium

Science & Cocktails @ Flagey

In the framework of the largest string theory conference in the world, Strings 2019, Science and Cocktails is organizing a special event at Flagey. We’ll be sipping cocktails in the art-deco building with string theorist and science superstar Robbert Dijkgraaf as he’ll tell us all about the fundamental laws of Nature. Afterwards, cellist and composer Benjamin Glorieux will perform a musical piece together with invited guests especially commissioned for the occasion, while live-video artist Klaas Verpoest will accompany them with his visual magic.

More info: https://www.flagey.be/en/activity/6395-science-cocktails

13 Jul 2019 Brussels, Belgium

Concert tour in Valencia

I’ve been invited to lead the cellists of the KH Vooruit Orchestra under the baton of Erik Desimpelaere.
An adventure to look forward to.

15 Jul 2019 Valencia, Spain

Solo recital @ ‘De Gentse Feesten’

Very much looking forward to this!

Bach Suite No. 4
Reger Suite No. 2

24 Jul 2019 Ghent, Belgium

Desguin Kwartet @ ‘De Gentse Feesten’

We play a recital at this great festival in Ghent. Aside from classical music, this festival includes all kinds of genres. Come and have a look!

On the menu:
Schubert String Quartet no 10
Borodin String Quartet no 2
Beethoven String Quartet no 4

28 Jul 2019 Ghent, Belgium

Zomerfabriek Antwerpen

After the success of last year, we are happy to play again at this laid-back festival in Antwerp.
Come and have a look!

More info: https://www.zva.be/zomerfabriek

30 Jul 2019 Antwerp, Belgium

Young Masters Concert Series: Desguin Kwartet

As Artist in Residence of the SWUK vzw, we are delighted to be invited to this concert series.

On the menu once again:
Schubert String Quartet no 10
Borodin String Quartet no 2
Beethoven String Quartet no 4

09 Aug 2019 , Belgium

Cobane Project

An interdisciplinary project that involves improvisation and jazz with Greek, Libanese, Italian and Mexican influences . It promises to be a joyful event full of surprises! This project is lead by Jeroen Malaise and focuses on a dialogue between different cultures.

More info: http://www.rataplanvzw.be/Detail/tabid/193/ArticleId/2657/COBANE-PROJECT.aspx

29 May 2019 Antwerp, Belgium

European Night of the Museums

As part of the Pro Quartet Academy of Paris, Desguin Quartet is selected to play several concerts during the ‘European Night of the Museums’ event. (From 19:00 until 24:00) We will play in venues in Paris including the ‘Palais de Compiègne’ just outside of Paris.

Schubert String Quartet no. 10
Beethoven String Quartet no. 4

18 May 2019 Compiègne, France

Masterclass with Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet)

After being selected for the Pro Quartet Academy in Paris, we are thrilled to play for one of the legendary members of the renowned Alban Berg Quartet. Truly a dream come true for our Desguin Quartet. Programme will be revealed in the coming weeks. This event will take place in the Palais de Compiègne near Paris.

More info: desguinkwartet.be // proquartet.fr

14 May 2019 Compiègne, France

Solo Recital @ Herk-de-Stad

Great hosts, great location and even greater music.
Be very welcome. (More info follow soon)

On the menu:
Bach Suite no 4
Reger Suite no 2
Britten Suite no 1

10 May 2019 Herk-de-Stad, Belgium

Zemlinsky Quartet // Desguin Quartet

During the semi-finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for violin in 2019, Desguin Quartet and Zemlinsky Quartet will give a workshop about the importance of the choice of instruments/bows in a string quartet. This event is hosted by EKHO, an association of violin and bow makers based in Brussels.

To finish this 4-day event, Desguin Quartet and Zemlinsky Quartet will play the Mendelssohn String Octet (Opus 20). Belgian classical radio-stations ‘Musiq’3’ and ‘Klara’ will be involved in the event. Don’t miss your chance to attend this special occasion!

more info:

08 May 2019 Brussels, Belgium

B-Classic Festival

Benjamin Glorieux with his ensemble of 12 cellists, Markus Stockhausen, jazz-impro, North American Native,.. Does it get any better?

Tickets: https://www.b-classic.be/festival2019

04 May 2019 Tongeren, Belgium

Lunalia Festival

A true cello fest to behold. This time with 8
Arvo Pärt, Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Heitor Villa-Lobos,.. Need I say more?

Info & Tickets: https://lunalia.be/programma/volle-maan-muziek-2019

27 Apr 2019 Tongeren, Belgium

Beethoven Triple Concerto with Trio Impression

A dream come true. Together with violinist Fien Van de Fonteyne & pianist Florestan Bataillie we’ll perform the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Kempens Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Hans Laureyn. Be very welcome.

More info: https://www.kso-nijlen.be/827-2/

31 Mar 2019 ,