Tom Van Peer
Tom Van Peer studied piano at the International Jazz Studio in Antwerp and carillon at the Royal Carillon School 'Jef Denyn' in Mechelen.
In 1998 he obtained his laureate's degree with great distinction and in the same year he became first laureate of the International "Queen Fabiola Competition" for carillon. He also won the SABAM prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary Belgian work.
In 2000, he was appointed carillonneur of Lokeren.
He has already been a juror at several important carillon competitions, including International Queen Fabiola Competition (editions 2003, 2008, 2014 and 2019).
Since 2012, he has been a teacher at the Mechelen Carillon School for the subjects of improvisation and carillon playing. In 2019, he won the Lion-Francout Prize, an important cash prize awarded annually to a blind person who, through his courage and activities, transcends the objections of his disability.