Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden was born in Brussels. He begins to play the piano very young and enters the royal academy of music of his birthplace at 12. He works under the direction of Eduardo Del Pueyo until the end of his studies to the Queen Elisabeth musical chapel. Prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth’s contest at 16, he begins then a soloist career that will carry him on all the continents.
Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden played with many symphony orchestras among which: the Symphony Orchestra of Saint-Petersbourg, the Royal Philharmonic of London, the Residentie Orkest of Den Haag and several Belgian orchestras, like the chamber orchestras I Fiamminghi and Franz Liszt (Budapest). Thus he collaborated with prestigious conductors such as Paul Kletzky, Rudolph Barshaï or Yuri Temirkanov.
He also practises chamber music with partners such as Augustin Dumay, Silvia Marcovici, Michaela Martin, Miriam Fried, Gerard Caussé, Frans Helmerson, José Van Dam, Walter Boeykens, Véronique Bogaerts, Marie Hallynck, the Enesco quartet, the Melos quartet, the Ysaye quartet…
His repertoire includes in particular almost all of the great concertos, many works of chamber music and the integral piano work of Maurice Ravel.