Pieter Smout BE
Pieter Smout was born in 1979 in Mechelen, Belgium. From 1997 to 2003 he studied classical piano and free improvisation in the Royal Conservatory in Brussels with Jan Michiels and Kris Defoort. Since 2003 he has been working as a pianist and accompanist, mainly for musical theatre, improvisation, dance, choir, jazz, pop and entertainment. As a freelancer he worked with Rosas, Royal Ballet School Antwerp, Musichall, Joop van de Ende, Brussels Philharmonic, Blindman, Lod and the Belgian Improvisation Liga. Currently he works in Brussels as a musical theatre director at the Royal Conservatory and the Kunsthumaniora. As a ballet accompanist he plays regularly in P.A.R.T.S. and the Academy of Arts in Zaventem.