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Jens Lynen (°1989) is a Belgian violinist currently based in London and is much in demand as a guest leader and principal with orchestras in the UK and Europe. He studied with Guido de Neve in Antwerp and consequently with Krzysztof Smietana and Radu Blidar in London, incorporating the Leverhulme and Robert MacFazdean Whyte scholarships. In 2013, Jens was awarded the prestigious 'Constant and Kit Lambert' Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music.

Since then he has been a prizewinner at music competitions in Brussels, Padova and London and has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe. Highlights include live appearances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 & performances at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad and the 75th anniversary concert of Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time' at the work camp on the German-Polish border where the work was conceived and premiered in 1941.

As well as being very active as an orchestral player and chamber musician, Jens often plays for soundtracks on Netflix, BBC and Disney productions.

Outside his musical activities, Jens enjoys playing chess, hiking, reading and supports Arsenal FC.

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