In his compositional work Prins seeks to critique received convention, to break the framework of the usual, and dispose of aesthetic axioms. He envisions a musical art form beyond the safe confines of the »scene«, wherein the connection to the larger cultural discourse has gotten lost. A central pre-condition for the making of a new music with a future is the role of the aware, critical observer, one who is prepared to exploit the technologies and mechanisms of the prefabricated media with a view to their possibilities for new music. – Stefan Prins lives up to this calling. (Michael Rebhahn, 2012)
 Stefan Prins (Belgium, 1979) studied engineering, piano and composition in Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition at Harvard University under the guidance of Chaya Czernowin. He received several important awards, such as the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis 2010 for composition (Darmstadt), a Staubach Honorarium (2009, Darmstadt) and the International Impuls Composition Award (Graz, 2009) and in 2012 the Union of Belgian Music Journalists elected him "Young Belgian Musician of the Year".
 Stefan Prins is closely involved with the Nadar Ensemble, both as a composer, live-electronics-specialist and member of the artistic board and was one of the founders of the long-standing “collectief reFLEXible”‚ an ensemble that performs instant composed music.
 His music has been played by a.o. Klangforum Wien, Nadar Ensemble, Champ d’Action, Ictus Ensemble, Nikel Ensemble, Ensemble Mosaik, Zwerm Electric Guitar Quartet, Frederik Croene, Matthias Koole, Tom Pauwels, Mark Knoop, Séverine Ballon a.o. on festivals such as the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Festival Musica Strasbourg, Ars Musica, Novembermusic, Transit Festival, Time Canvas, Musica Electronica Nova, Luzerne Festival, Tzlil Meudcan Festival, Impuls Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Musica Viva Festival.
 Sub Rosa Records released a monographic double-cd in summer 2012, presenting 10 compositions written between 2004 and 2010.
 Stefan’s favorite color is blood-red.