Jan-Ype Nota studied cello with Jean Decroos at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague where he received his diploma as performing musician. He continued his study in London. Jan-Ype is a regular guest at summer festivals in Luzern and Aix-en-Provence. In the Netherlands he performed as a soloist with various orchestras including performing under the direction of Frans Brüggen. He is an active chamber musician, performing in various formations and is the cellist of the Van Bree Quartet. Jan-Ype is assistant principal cellist in the North Netherlands Orchestra in addition to teaching cello and chamber music at the Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen and directing the Haydn Youth String Orchestra. He holds teaching positions at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen and the Royal Conservatoir in The Hague.