| After graduating as an engineer, Stefan Prins (Kortrijk, Belgium, 20/5/1979) started to study fulltime piano and composition at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, where he obtained his Masters degree in Composition magna cum laude. Concurrently, he studied “Technology in Music“ at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels,“Sonology“ at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and “Philosophy of Culture” and “Philosophy of Technology” at the University of Antwerp. Since September 2011 he divides his time between Europe and the USA where he pursues a PhD in composition at Harvard University under the guidance of Chaya Czernowin.
Stefan Prins is closely involved with the Nadar Ensemble, as a composer and co- di- rector, and was one of the founders of the long-standing trio for improvised music “col- lectief reFLEXible”. He’s also a founding member of the band “Ministry of Bad Deci- sions”, with percussionist Brian Archinal and e-guitarist Yaron Deutsch. His preferred color is blood-red.