Internationally known concert and chamber musician. His performances and recordings showcased Belgian/Flemish composers.
He graduated from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1970 with a degree in pharmacy, followed by studies at the Queen Elisabeth College of Music and the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Antwerp.
His other interests, literature and art, complemented his music well.
His paternal grandfather was his first teacher, starting him on piano when he was five.
His favorite composer was Robert Schumann, and he received the 1993 Robert Schumann Prize from the city of Zwickau for his role in preserving the composer's legacy.