Biography

Yannick Schyns is a Belgian musician and jazz pianist .

 

Born in the late 70s in the Liège region, he is currently based in Brussels. He performs his musical activities as a pianist in various projects, in addition to his activities as a composer and arranger. He plays regularly throughout Belgium and beyond.

His many activities in fields as diverse as jazz, soul music, classical music, orchestral arrangement, French chanson, cabaret, or theater music and movie soundtrack, gradually make him an eclectic musician whose musical language is impregnated with all these influences.

 

He was trained to classical piano by Piet Kuijken and George Van Dam, and studied jazz with Nathalie Loriers and Eric Legnini. He is graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in jazz piano with "great honor". He also holds a master degree as 'Film director' (INSAS). 

 

Since 2009, he leads GORGONA, his jazz quintet, to play his instrumental compositions and give free rein to his inspiration. The band released its first album in 2014 entitled "Stories & Pictures".

 

As a composer, Yannick Schyns writes music for his own projects (jazz, cabaret, songs, orchestra, string quartet), and is called regularly to compose or make arrangements for other projects (including: Venusberg/pop cabaret, album of Julie Chemin/French song, Remua/orchestra/choir of children, Cookies Films / RTBF, movie soundtrack, Alexi Van Stratum/music for theater.)

 

In 2013, he won the award "Best Film Music for a short film" for 'Premiers Pas' by Grégory Lecocq (International Film Festival Naousson, Greece 250 films in competition, 50 countries represented.)

 

Yannick Schyns is also involved in the musical community life. He is artistic director of ARS NOVA, and member of "Les Lundis d'Hortense", the Belgian association of jazz musicians, and member of the "Belgian Screen Composer Guild".

 

Finally, he is professor of jazz piano at the Academy of Arts of the City of Brussels and the Academy of Nivelles, and professor of specialized didacticts at Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

 

Some fellow musicians:

Natacha Wuyts, Sophie Pirard, Jérôme Colleyn, Charlotte Bouriez, Stéphane Wertz, Jérôme Baudart, Marti Melia, Gilles Respond, Stéphane MercierBilou Doneux, Benoît Vanderstraeten, Alexandre Furnelle,  Alex Scorier, Franck Guetatra, Paul Prignot, Gaetano Vullo, Dorothée Pietquin, Cedric Feye, Daniel Leblanc, Noha Howard, Jean-Pol Lossignol, Sebastien Paz, Bernard Guyot, Verginia Popova, Jo Gola, Geneviève Voisin, Paolo Loveri, Manu Bonetti, Fabian Bonetti, Pascal Hauben, Giuseppe Millaci, Franck Beele, Nane Vanderperren, François Legrain, Baï Kamara Jr, Bernard Guyot, Pierre Mottet, Bruno Baudewyns, Toine Cnockaerts, Vincent Leblond, Sarah Goldfarb, Ludovic Montet, Nick Hayes, …


Associations


ARS NOVA

(Music Creation and Production):

Artistic Director



Les Lundis d'Hortense

(Belgian association of jazz musicians):

Member



Facir 

(Fédération des Auteurs Compositeurs & Interprètes Réunis)

Membre Adhérent



Belgian Screen Composers Guild

(Guilde des compositeurs belges pour l'image)

Associate Member