Anthony Jacobs is a Belgian composer born on 22 July 2000 in Arcachon (France). He began learning music theory at the age of three and the saxophone at the age of 5, and went on to take saxophone lessons at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, from which he graduated with a Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales for his training as a saxophonist. It was at this institution that he began his in-depth study of composition.
Between 2018 and 2023, he completed his training as a classical saxophonist at renowned Belgian music institutions such as the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and the Luca School of Arts in Leuven (Belgium), where he graduated with a Master’s degree after a rich course of study that saw him rub shoulders with leading musicians on the international contemporary scene. Since 2022, he has been studying composition at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles in Daniel Capelletti’s class.
After his initial contact with serialism and the 1925 generation during his years in Bordeaux, he gradually detached himself from this stylistic school after discovering North American minimalist currents and twentieth-century Russian music, which continue to inspire him.
As a young composer, he intends to make the most of his youth to break the codes of contemporary music, which he feels is still too confined by certain unhelpful diktats.