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East Belgian Pianist

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Concerts

  • 11.09.2020
    Bruxelles, 20h
  • 09.10.2020
    Novo Mesto - KammermusikNovi trg 5, 8000 Novo Mesto
  • 17.10.2020
    Eupen, Musikakademie, 20h - chamber musicBelmerin 37, 4700 Eupen
  • 18.10.2020
    Visé, Église Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel, 17h - chamber music Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 42, 4600 Visé
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Current program

  • Soloprogram :

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Choralvorspiel "Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesus Christ"
  • Johannes Brahms

    Händel-Variationen op. 24
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonate K. 87, K. 416, K. 466 & K. 27
  • Franz Liszt

    6 Paganini-Etuden
  • Chambermusic together with Tjaša Kastelic :

  • Robert Schumann

    Sonate for violon and piano op.105
  • Claude Debussy

    Sonate for violon and piano
  • César Franck

    Sonate for violon and piano
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Recordings

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    2018

    Schlüsselgold DVD — Conservatoire Brussel (BE)

    • Beethoven : Sonate op. 27,2 (1801)
    • Beethoven : 32 Variationen c-moll WoO 80 (1806)
    • Beethoven : Cavatina op. 130 (1826) Beethoven – Theissen
    • Beethoven : Türkischer Marsch op. 113 (1811) Beethoven – Theissen
    • Beethoven : Sonate op. 111 (1822)
    See trailer

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.

I have won first prizes at many international competitions in Belgium, France, the Czech Republic and Italy. Nevertheless, I reject this kind of elitism. I find it far more beneficial to nurture and honor artists, thus providing them with good performance and recording opportunities. The serious artist should devote his energy for his interpretation and not necessarily be bound by the constraints of an unfair system of competition.