Bart Jacobs studied organ, harpsichord, chamber music and figured bass with Reitze Smits and Kris Verhelst at the LUCA School of Arts campus Lemmens in Leuven. Between 2006 and 2010 he won prizes at the international organ competitions of Alkmaar, Amsterdam and Bruges. As soloist and continuo player, he has toured extensively across Europe and collaborated with renowned ensembles including Vox Luminis, Les Muffatti, Hathor Consort, Il Gardellino, Psallentes, Currende, and Collegium Ad Mosam.
His debut solo albums have been enthusiastically received at home and abroad. The CD Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott (2016) was awarded with prizes including CHOC de Classica 2017, Diapason 5 and Gramophone Editor's Choice 2017. The CD Concertos for organ and strings (2019), with his own reconstructions of concertos for organ and strings by J. S. Bach and performed with the Baroque orchestra Les Muffatti, received the most prestigious awards at home and abroad.
Bart Jacobs has cooperated with All of Bach, a project of the Netherlands Bach Society. He is co-founder of the Vlaamse Klavecimbel Vereniging (the Flemish Harpsichord Society), which aims to enlarge the public’s interest in the harpsichord by organizing annual Harpsichord Days, workshops and public master classes.