Jan Devlieger was born in Ghent on 28 October 1967. He studied from 1987-2000 at the conservatory of his native city and received including first prizes in harmony, counterpoint and fugue, and chamber music. The master degrees for flute and harpsichord were awarded to him with distinction and honor.
He is a teacher of recorder, harpsichord, instrumental ensemble, accompaniment and music theory at the Conservatory of Bruges and the academies of Deinze and Geraarsbergen. He is a teacher accompaniment at Ghent College.
Jan Devlieger plays in various ensembles such as Currende Consort, Ex tempore, Le Mercure Galant, Amanti 'dell Arte, Spectra, etc. He is also a founding member of the baroque ensemble Les Goûts-authentiques, to which also Les Clavecins-Réunis (Jan Devlieger and Guy Penson ) and Les Cordes-Réunis belong, and the Renaissance group O Felici. He has played with these ensembles on many festivals including the Festival Musica Antiqua Bruges, Laus Polyphoniae Antwerp, Music to breathe freely, Musica Flandrica, the Red Pump, lunchtime concerts of the Flemish Opera Festival Zeeland Flanders Recorder Festival Mechelen and Antwerp, Cordefactum Puurs.
As a composer explains Jan Devlieger mainly focusses on historical writing in publications at Golden River Music. Since 2005, he also gives concert introductions and he takes care of the program notes for the Singel in Antwerp.