Band Members

Coen Janssen

Coen Janssen

Date of birth:
02-04-1981

Instrument(s):
Synths

Education:
Conservatory

Musical background:
I started taking classical piano lessons when I was 8 years old. After I passed my last exam at the age of 16, I auditioned at the conservatory. But since I was still in high school, I couldn't start taking classes at the conservatory on a full time basis yet so I first took two years of "pre school" and after I had finished my high school I started taking classes fulltime at the classical piano department. After two years I decided to switch to the pop department of the conservatory in Rotterdam which I am still active in today. I played in several bands throughout those years, not only as a keyboard player but also as a drummer, guitar player and bass player. I actually played one gig with After Forever to substitute Jack after he left the band.

Favourite bands:
Dream Theater + side projects
Therion
Haggard
Nightwish
Tristania
After Forever
Lacuna Coil
Trail of Tears

Favourite musicians:
Jordan Rudess
J.S. Bach
Kees torn

Favourite albums:
Simeon ten Holt "Canto Ostinato for two pianos"
All the Dream theater albums

Favourite movies:
Shawshank Redemption

Gear:
Roland XV 88
Korg trinity plus
Technics SXP50 stage piano
Akai Z4 sampler

Taken from Epica Online


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