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Piet De Volder studied musicology at the University of Ghent. Today, he works as a dramaturge at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (Antwerp & Ghent). As music dramaturge, he collaborated on the productions Lulu and the entire Der Ring des Nibelungen (staging by Ivo van Hove, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen). He published on the contemporary Spanish composer Luis de Pablo (Madrid & Milano) and on opera dramaturgy and opera critique (with Dr Francis Maes: Achter de schermen van de emotie, LannooCampus, Louvain, 2011).
During the 2017-18 season at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, De Volder was in charge of the new production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (staged by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet) as music dramaturge. Finally, Piet De Volder also acts as teacher of dramaturgy at the International Opera Academy and as a lecturer at concert venues, such as deSingel (Antwerp) and the Concertgebouw in Bruges.