Piet Stryckers has a degree in musicology at the KULeuven with a dissertation on 17th century music at the court of Brussels. Simultaneously he studied music at the Conservatories of Antwerp and Brussels. He plays viola da gamba, cello and medieval string instruments with many of the leading ensembles in the field of early music, such as The Consort of Musicke (Anthony Rooley), Huelgas ensemble (Paul Van Nevel), Ricercar Consort (Philippe Pierlot), Il Fondamento (Paul Dombrecht), Currende (Erik Van Nevel) and Capilla Flamenca (Dirk Snellinckx). He performed in many European countries and made some 100 records and CDs. He spents also some time to composing and arranging.
Stryckers is staff member of the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, where he teaches musical analysis. He has published articles on the music history of Flanders, and cooperated with Alamire, an editor of Renaissance and Baroque music.