Jan started classical piano lessons as a child and discovered his passion early on to compose his own pieces. His music is influenced by numerous trips to Asia and tells of many mystical and meditative experiences he encountered.
Another passion since childhood of Jan are Martial Arts. Later one he added Qi Gong, Taoist Meditation practices and Tai Chi. For many years one of his professions is to run a Martial Arts School near Cologne, Germany. Although competition is not Jans main goal at all, some of his students competed and became National, International and World Champions. But even though Jan “teaches”, he always considers himself to be a student because on these paths one never stops learning.
Handpans then completed Jans list of high passions. It derived from being a musician all his life and he was happy enough to have great teachers guiding him on this path.
Jan is grateful to all the teachers of learning more about this art and to all the pioneers from Trinidad to Switzerland to the world that experimented endlessly. So thank you to all these people, companies and artists.
Click here you find an Interview with Jan on the German Website Handpan Portal
Click here to find an Interview with Jan on the English/French Website Masterthehandpan