Jos van Immerseel (°1945) studied piano with Eugène Traey, organ with Flor Peeters, singing with Lucie Frateur and direction with Daniel Sternefeld as well as organology, rhetorics and historical fortepiano. His interests soon guided him to the field of early music, harpsichord studies with Kenneth Gilbert.
Van Immerseel has built up a parallel career as a conductor, with Anima Eterna Brugge – in the period orchestra he founded in 1987 – at its core. He teaches at music institutes around the world, conducts masterclasses since 2014 from Weimar to Fukuoka and leads his own yearly master class series in Bruges. Van Immerseel and Anima are in residence at the Concertgebouw Brugge and ‘artiste et ensemble associés’ at the Dijon Opera. Van Immerseel has an extensive discography and has established a collection of historical keyboard instruments.