Curator Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Jan Caeyers was appointed curator at the Stiftung Beethoven-Haus Bonn on 20 May 2016. The main aim of this foundation is to support the Beethoven-Haus Bonn in particular and the Beethoven culture in the broadest sense. This includes the international coordination of the Beethoven Societies around the world, as well as the activities of the various scientific and cultural institutions involved in Beethoven.
In July 2016, a separate GmbH will be established under the umbrella of the Stiftung, with the aim of directing and coordinating all activities in the context of the Beethoven Jubilee 2020 in Germany. Jan Caeyers will be part of the curatorium that leads this GmbH, making him play an important role in view of the Beethoven year 2020. In 2020 it will be exactly 250 years since Beethoven was born.
Jan Caeyers is a professor at the university in Leuven and artistic director of the Belgian Beethoven Orchestra Le Concert Olympique. His Beethoven Biography (2009) is regarded worldwide as the standard work in the field of Beethoven.