Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden was born in Brussels and studied under the direction of Eduardo Del Pueyo until the completion of his studies at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth. Aged sixteen he was third laureate of the Concours Reine Elisabeth, at which moment his career as a soloist began, a career which has taken him all over the world.
He has performed with many symphony orchestras, including the Symphony Orchestra of Leningrad, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London and Franz Liszt of Budapest. He has played under the direction of Paul Kletzky, Rudolf Barshaï, Mendi Rodan, Yuri Temirkanov. Among his partners are Augustin Dumay, Silvia Marcovici, Philippe Hirschhorn, José Van Dam, the Quatuor Bulgare, the Quatuor Via Nova, the Quatuor Enesco, the Quatuor Melos. He has been a member of numerous international juries and contests, including the jury of the International Music Contest Reine Elisabeth, and other international contests.