Jos van Immerseel is a pianist, conductor, researcher, collector, and professor. He studied with Flor Peeters (organ and composition), Eugène Traey (piano), Jef Alpaerts (chamber music), Lucie Frateur (voice), Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord) and Daniël Sternefeld (conducting). He is also self-taught in organology, rhetoric, pianoforte and clavichord. He has built up a unique collection of historic keyboard instruments that occasionally accompany him at his concerts and are used in album recordings.
In 1987 he founded Anima Eterna Brugge, a symphony orchestra that aims to use the instruments that were actually familiar to the composers and that inspired them. Van Immerseel taught at the Conservatories of Antwerp, Amsterdam and Paris and has been invited as guest teacher by the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel), Indiana University (Bloomington) and Kunitachi College of Music (Tokyo). He has been a guest conductor with orchestras such as the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Wiener Akademie, and the orchestra of the Mozarteum.