Carlo JANS, flute, began his first flute lessons at the age of seven, violin lessons at twelve. On the completion of his training in Luxembourg and Nancy (class of Jacques Mule), he continued studies at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège, (Diplôme Supérieur de flûte) and at the Royal Conservatory of Maastricht (Soloist’s Diploma). Being a student of Raymond Guiot, former soloist at Paris Opera, he was honoured with the “1.Prix Supérieur de la Ville de Paris”. He completed a two years’ postgraduate program at the Cologne Academy of Music in the masterclass of András Adorján.

As private student, Carlo Jans worked with the famous flutist Aurèle Nicolet and followed masterclasses with Alain Marion and Peter-Lukas Graf.

Open to new musical horizons, Jans studied conducting under Jan Stulen and Jean-Philippe Rieu at the Royal Music Academy of Music in Maastricht (Conducting Diploma with honours), followed by a Postgraduate Diploma at the « Zuid Nederlandse Hogeschool voor Muziek». Further conducting studies with Maestro Jorma Panula in St.Petersbourg.

Since 1984, Carlo Jans has been teaching flute and chamber music at the Conservatory of Luxembourg.

In 1999, he was awarded a professorship for flute and conducting and took over leadership of the Conservatory orchestras.

From 1997 on, he has been guest professor at the Academy of Music in Riga, Latvia and he is often invited for masterclasses in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, France, Latvia, Greece and the United States of America.

From 2002 to 2009, Carlo Jans taught at the Musikhochschule Saarbrücken in Germany, activity he had to stop because of an increasing number of engagements as soloist and chamber musician.

In 2009, Carlo Jans joined as a flutist the world known chamber orchestra:  “Solistes Européens – Luxembourg”.

In 1988 he founded the « Forum International pour flûte et piano Diekirch/Luxembourg», a summer course attended during the last 21 years by over 700 students of 36 different nationalities.

The teachers  enrolled have included  famous flutists like Jean-Claude Gérard, Maxence Larrieu, Janos Balint, Marianne Henkel-Adorjan, Gaby Pas-Van Riet, Andrea Lieberknecht, Konrad Hünteler, Michael Faust, Abbie de Quant, Marc Grauwels, Jean - Michel Tanguy, Wally Hase, Gunhild Ott, Michael Heupel, Vincent Cortvrint...

Beside his professional life as teacher, he also pursues an active career as a flutist and conductor. He has been invited to perform as soloist with RTL Symphony Orchestra, Sonderjyland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre d’Auvergne, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, Porto Symphony Orchestra, Switzerland Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre Jean–François Paillard, Moravian Chamber Orchestra Olomouc and the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra; he has also been a guest conductor of the latter formation since 1997.

He has played concerts as the partner of flutists like András Adorján, Maxence Larrieu, Janos Balint, Jean-Claude Gérard, with pianists like Daniel Blumenthal, Gabriel Tacchino, Thomas Duis,  jazz pianist Claude Bolling, violonist Jean-Jacques Kantorow, cellist Mirel Iancovici, harpist Katerina Englichova or chamber music groups like the Zürcher Streichtrio, Danel String Quartet, Martinu String Quartet and many others.

As conductor, he has accompanied soloists like Cyprien Katsaris, Daniel Blumenthal, Marta Sudraba, Janos Balint, and Steven Meat…

Often Carlo Jans has been invited as soloist or professor  to international flute events like the NFA Convention in New York in 2009, the NFA Vonvention in Anaheim 2010,   the Conventions of the Dutch flute society, the Flute meetings of Flute Arts  in Greece…

Numerous composers have written solo pieces, chamber music and concertos for him, e.g. François Glorieux , Jean-Louis Petit , Marcel Wengler, J. Feld ( Billaudot ) and Victor Fenigstein (Boosey and Hawkes)…

Composer Marcel Wengler wrote a concerto for Carlo Jans which was first performed in the ISCM World Music Days in 2000 together with the Swiss Chamber Orchestra.

In 2005, the famous Belgian composer François Glorieux wrote him a fantastic piece called "Eight Interludes" for flute and strings. The "interludes" and all the other pieces Glorieux wrote for the flute will be released soon on CD, having been recorded in Riga with the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra under the baton of the composer.

Czech composer Jindrich Feld , whose concertos Carlo Jans recorded with the Prague Radio Symphony orchestra for Pavane Records, and whose chamber music for flute will come out soon in a 3 CD set , wrote for Carlo Jans and his Czech colleagues Jitka Hosprova and Katerina Englichova a "Musique concertante" for flute, viola, harp and strings.

This “Musique concertante” was first perfomed in the famous concert hall Rudolfinum with the Prague Chamber Orchestra and recorded on CD for the Czech label Arco Diva.

French Composer Jean – Louis Petit wrote for Carlo Jans an extraordinary concertant work:  “Souffle Arachnéen II, for one flutist  ( playing piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute and contraalto flute) and orchestra, first perfomed  in 2009 in Luxembourg under the baton of the composer.

His discography (over 34 CDs) for labels like Hänssler Classics, Pavane Records, Calliope, Arco Diva and Bella Musica, have earned him outstanding reviews in the international press and awards such as the "Grand Prix du Disque" for his recording of the chamber music of Manuel Rosenthal.