Born in 1979 in Zottegem, Belgium. After studying musical science at the University of Leuven and at the Technical University of Berlin, Jan Vanenhouwe started working for the newspaper “De Standaard” as a music and opera critic. From 2005 to 2008, he worked with Gerard Mortier at the Opéra de Paris as a musical dramaturg. He was also responsible for the artistic programme of l’Amphithéâtre Bastille. He programmed a series of recitals with piano player Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Opéra Garnier. From 2009 to 2011, he was musical programmer at Concertgebouw Brugge. Nowadays he is a freelance musical dramaturg working for Teatro Real (Madrid), Ensemble InterContemporain (Paris) and Klara Festival (Brussels), among others, He worked with directors such as Krzystof Warlikowski (“Parsifal”), Alain Platel (“C(H)ŒURS, Madrid), Ivo Van Hove (“Macbeth”, Lyon) and “Brokeback Mountain”, Madrid) and Johan Simons (“Parsifal” and “Boris Godunov”, Madrid). At this moment he is dramaturg at the Ruhrtriennale 2015-2017 under the artistic direction of Johan Simons.
As of December 2016