Jan Vermeire (° May 1968) received his early musical training on the organ with Robert Deleersnyder at the academy of Veurne. He continued studying at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels with Professor Hubert Schoonbroodt. He was coached several years by the Viennese musical pedagogue Hedda Szamosi. He also studied Choir Direction with Professor Florian Heyerick at the Royal Conservatoire in Ghent.
Jan Vermeire is the organist of the new Lapon organ (2011) in the modernist Church of Our Lady of the Dunes in Koksijde. He is often invited as a recitalist at prestigious organ festivals.
Jan Vermeire is the artistic director of the International Organ Festival Veurne-Westkust, the International Organ Week Koksijde, and also of the Festival International d’Orgue en Flandre (France).
He is an expert-member of the Music Commission West-Flanders and is also a knight in the Order of the Three Kings. He has made several recordings on historical organs in Flanders and was broadcasted in a series on Dutch Radio 4. In 2008 he recorded a disc on the marvellous Woehlorgan in Cuxhaven (Germany), together with the Ottone Brass Quintet performing works by Alexandre Guilmant, César Franck, Léon Boëllmann and Camille Saint-Saëns, in 2009 on the historic Jacobus Van Eynde organ (1716) in Ver-Assebroek (Bruges). In 2012 a new disc is released with Johann Sebastian Bach’s organ works on the Jürgen Ahrend organ of Porrentruy in Switzerland.