Jens Demey (February 28, 1994) graduated in 2017 with highest honors in the Master's Degree in Tuba at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp with Bernd Van Echelpoel, tuba soloist with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, formerly the Philharmonic. Thesis subject: 1st tuba concerto by Jörg Duda, a study of phrasing based on functional harmony.
He has taken master classes with Fabien Wallerand, Paul Halwax, Rex Martin, Jean Xhonneux, Oystein Baadsvik, Andreas Hofmeier and Stefan Heimann, among others.
He is currently taking a Master's degree in Tuba at the MUK in Vienna with Paul Halwax, tuba soloist of the Vienna Philharmonic.
He already gained the following orchestral experience:
2019-2020: Remplaçant tuba/cimbasso soloist at the 'Vlaamse opera' the full autumn
2018-2020: Remplaçant tuba soloist/2nd tuba Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
2018-2019: Tuba soloist Youth Orchestra Flanders (YOF)
2018 - May : Remplaçant tuba soloist at 'La Monnaie' during the Queen Elisabeth Singing Competition
2017 - Oct : Remplaçant tubas soloist at 'Flemish Opera'.
2017-2019: Tuba player 'Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie 'IJOA' (Bayreuther Osterfestival)
Other: 'Royal Music Chapel of The Air Force', Conservatories of Ghent, Leuven and Antwerp. Harmonieorkest Vooruit Harelbeke, Stadsfanfare Izegem, Brassband Kortrijk, Festival en Willebroek a.o. HaFaBra orchestras.
He was also part of the following projects:
March 2022: Symfonieorchester Schloss Schönbrunn
Feb 2022: Symfonia Academia Wien
Nov 2021: Symphony Orchestra Flanders
Sept 2021: Film concerts Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
June 2021: Recording Piccoloconcerti Peter Verhoyen
Dec 2019: Recording 'Bach studies' Flemish Opera
Autumn 2019: Remplaçant brass quintet of the Flemish Opera
July 2019: Supporting Queen Fabiola competition with brass ensemble 'The Art Of Brass'