do 12 augustus 2021
Maarten Lingier is a familiar face at B-Classic. He studied classical piano in Amsterdam in 2011 under Professor Jan Wijn and graduated his bachelor’s programme summa cum laude in 2015. He continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, where he graduated cum laude with a master’s degree.In 2018 he decided to study composition under Edith Lejet at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, Alfred Cortot, where he graduated in 2019 with the distinction ‘Degré Supérieure de Composition’.In addition to working as a classical pianist, Maarten is also active in the field of improvisation, having collaborated with Raf Vertessen, Philip Catherine, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse and Philippe Thuriot.
Steven De bruyn is a passionate Belgian harmonica player. He began performing in the mid-1990s, first as an accompanist to blues singer Roland, who he continues to work with to this day. In 1996 he founded the blues rock group El Fish, which won Best Live Act at the 1998 Zamu Music Awards and a prize in the Best Roots category in 2001 (with Roland). After the breakup of El Fish, he founded The Rhythm Junks in 2003. In 2015 he formed the duo Stevo & Derek (of Deker & the Dirt).