Orpheus Institute is looking for a researcher-assistant with expertise in the history of keyboard construction.

The Orpheus Institute is looking for a researcher at the pre-doc or post-doc level who has strong research, organizational and writing skills, who has a technical interest in the making of pianos, and who is interested in taking on a key role in a collaborative project to reconstruct and manufacture an early nineteenth-century piano of historical and artistic significance.

The successful candidate will be integrated in the Research Cluster “Declassifying the Classics” under the supervision of senior researcher Prof. Tom Beghin and in collaboration with historical keyboard maker Chris Maene.

Application deadline: May 1, 2015.

Orpheus Institute secures private funding to initiate a new research cluster, led by fortepianist-researcher Tom Beghin.

The Orpheus Institute (Ghent, Belgium) and the Fund InBev-Baillet Latour are very pleased to announce a substantial research funding for the Orpheus Institute. The funding announced today will allow the Orpheus Institute and Tom Beghin to build a research group of high-potential researchers, industrial partners and well-established musicians and interpreters of 18th- and early 19th-century music. This grant reinforces the institute's position as a centre of excellence and as a frontrunner in Artistic Research in Music.

Orpheus Instituut appoints new Director of Research

Orpheus Instituut is pleased to welcome Jonathan Impett as its new Director of Research. Jonathan’s appointment and the outset of this new position at Orpheus Instituut mark an important development for our research centre, as we seek to enhance both the breadth and focus of artistic research activities.

Jonathan Impett





The Orpheus Instituut seeks to appoint a new Doctoral artistic researcher-violinist.

The successful candidate will be expected to perform and research historical performance practices of key post-WWII (virtuoso) solo violin music. As a doctoral researcher the candidate will be engaged in in a larger artistic research project (led by dr. Luk Vaes) on documenting historical experimental performance practices, within the wider Orpheus Research Centre in Music biotope.

Enquiries may be addressed to Heike Vermeire, email: or tel: +32 9 330 40 81.

The closing date for applications is November 30th 2014 (23.59 CET).

Call for Proposals ODC 2015 Music for All

The Fourth International Orpheus Doctoral Conference, organised by the doctoral students of the Orpheus Institute docARTES Programme, offers the opportunity for contributors from around the world to gather and explore the theme of ownership in composition, improvisation, and performance.Practitioners from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for presentations.

Deadline for Proposals: December 31st, 2014.

Call for Proposals ORCiM Seminar 2015

The eight International ORCiM Seminar, organised at the Orpheus Institute, offers the opportunity for contributors from around the world to gather and explore:

Temporality in Musical Composition and Performance.

Practitioners from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for presentations.

Deadline for Proposals: January 5th, 2015


Pre-Festival Concert

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Unique concert experiences demand for unique artists with a dream and a vision. The renowned Belgian pianist Jan Michiels has developed his “unperformable” four-and-a-half-hour programme Ascolta! because he believes in the power, in the difficulty, and in the happiness of listening. But where can such an unconventional piano solo recital be performed?