After graduating as an engineer, Stefan Prins (°1979) studied piano and composition with Luc Van Hove at the Conservatory in Antwerp, where he obtained his master's degree in composition magna cum laude. Prins also studied technology, sonology, philosophy of culture and philosophy of technology at different universities. In May 2017 Stefan obtained a PhD in composition at Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) under the guidance of Chaya Czernowin.
Together with Pieter Matthynssens, Stefan Prins is artistic director of the Belgian ensemble for contemporary music, Nadar Ensemble. Performing improvised music is also an important part of Prins's musical activities.
As a composer Prins received several important awards in Belgium and abroad. His compositions have been played by national and international ensembles and soloists, and on festivals worldwide. Furthermore, he teaches composition, interdisciplinary collaborations and improvisation in Academies, festivals, summer courses & music/art universities.