Jolente De Maeyer (°1984) is one of Belgian's leading violinists. She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Royal College of Music London, Hans Eisler Hochschule Berlin and the Queen Elisabeth Chapel with N.Boyarsky, S.Picard and A.Dumay.
Jolente started performing and participating in competitions from an early age. She became a prizewinner in international competitions after which she performed with all major Belgian orchestras. A highlight was a Beethoven concerto tour with Philippe Herreweghe.
After her debut in the United States (2013) with Tchaikovsky Concerto, international concert tours followed, in the US, Canada and South-Africa.
In 2016 Jolente received the ‘Young artist of the year’ award from the renowned Belgian classical radio, Klara.
Her recordings include concerti by Saint-Saëns and Vieuxtemps with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège with Christian Arming, awarded an ‘Editors Choice’ from Diapason, and the CD ‘Kreutzer sonata’ with duo partner Nikolaas Kende, awarded a ‘Gold Label’ from Klassiek Centraal.
Since 2018 Jolente De Maeyer works as a professor Violin at the Conservatory of Tilburg, the Netherlands. Since 2019, she is the artistic leader of BRYGGEN - Bruges Strings.
In 2021 Jolente De Maeyer joined the teaching staff at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, as a principal study teacher violin.