Maarten Lingier was born in Genk, Belgium (1993).

In 2011, he started his piano studies in Het Conservatorium van Amsterdam with prof. Jan Wijn and graduated 'with excellence' for the Bachelor in Music.
In 2015, he started studying at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel as a master student with prof. Boyan Vodenitcharov. In 2017 he graduated 'Cum Laude'.
He took masterclasses with: Boris Berman, Levente Kende, Marta Gulyas, Malcolm Bilson and Enrico Pace.

Besides solo concerts, he often plays chamber music with his wife Asako Kanazawa (cello), with Vilmos Csikos (violin) and Tibor Szomora (violin). Mainly with piano-trio and duo repertoire.

In 2017 Maarten was commissioned to arrange for the Antwerp Symphonic Orchestra, which followed by two concerts in which he participated.
In 2018, he arranged pieces and played in concert with Marie Nicole Lemieux (Elizabeth competition 1st prize) and Filip Jordens for the Belgian King and Queen in Ottawa, Canada.
He worked as a repetitor for the KVS and La Monaie.
He performed concerts in Belgium, Holland, France, England, France, Germany, Canada and Hong-Kong.

This year he entered the composition class (niveau supérieure) in Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Alfred Cortot with prof. Edith Lejet. He obtained the 'niveau supérieure' à l'unanimité. 

In 2019, he was commissioned by the B-Classic festival to write a chamber-opera with rap-influences. This work was premiered at the B-Classic festival, the 28th of March in C-Mine, Genk.
Maarten wrote works for solo instruments, chamber music and symphonic orchestra.

​Besides as a classical pianist, he is also active in the field of improvisation. He collaborated with Raf Vertessen, Philippe Catherine, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse and Philippe Thuriot.