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Concerts

  • 06.11.2022
    17h, Jünglingshaus Eupen, Violin & PianoNeustraße 86, 4700 Eupen
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Current program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonate for violin and piano op. 30,3
  • Sergei Rachmaninow

    Morceaux de salons op. 6
  • César Franck

    Sonate for violin and piano CFF 123
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Recordings

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    BEETHOVEN DVD

    Sonate op. 27,2 (1801)

    32 Variationen c-moll WoO 80 (1806)

    Cavatina op. 130 (1826) Beethoven/Theissen

    Türkischer Marsch op. 113 (1811) Beethoven/Theissen

    Sonate op. 111 (1822)

About

Music is an expression of our being,
coming alive through a deep
understanding

As an East Belgian pianist and from an early age I became interested in piano music. I was fortunate to have an understanding piano teacher Kornelius Meyer right from the
outset and could foster and enthuse myself for the instrument without necessarily applying the strictest of pressure to learn it. Meyer, a German pianist was a former pupil of the renowned of Detlef Kraus and attended the infamous KempffSchüler. On completion of schooling, I attended the international academy for highly talented musicians in Berlin under the supervision of Mrs. Iwanzowa.

Moreover, at the age of 15, I attended the Conservatory in Liege and Brussels to complete my musical studies. During these studies, I studied chiefly under Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden and his assistant Burkard Spinnler. I was not only the best in my year but also achieved the highest distinction award.

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After which I completed additional studies in Mannheim, Germany at the university academy for music and performing arts. Under the mentoring of Ragna Schirmer, I similarly achieved a summa cum laude for my academic achievement. Further influences upon me were received from the Russian pianist Viktor Chestopal as well as the renowned Georgian pianist Natalie Zinzadse, who was my main tutor.

My successes at competitions:
1st price „Grand Concours International de Piano“, Paris
1st price „Concours Dexia“, Brüssel
1st price „Giovanni Talenti“, San Bartolomeo al Mare
3rd price „Concours Epta“, Waterloo
1st price „Concours de Nice, Côte d‘Azur“, Nizza
Antonin Dvorak Preis „Concours Epta“, Prag
1st price „Rovere d‘Oro“, San Bartolomeo al Mare