The Ecuadorian pianist Aarón Ormaza Vera obtained his bachelor’s degree in his home country in 2016 and then his second bachelor’s degree in 20202 with the renowned pedagogue Jan Wijn at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He is currently following a Masters in Amsterdam with Frank van de Laar. During his stay in Amsterdam he also […]
Malaysian pianist Magdalene Ho was born in 2003 and started playing the piano at the age of four. In 2013 she began her studies with Patsy Toh at the Purcell School in Great Britain. In 2015, she received the ABRSM Sheila Mossman Prize and Silver Award. As part of a prize at the PIANALE piano
Alexandra Kaptein (1999, Netherlands) studies piano / vocal rehearsal with Frank van de Laar at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and works as an Associated Pianist at the Dutch National Opera Academy. She previously graduated cum laude from the ArtEZ Conservatory and her Masters from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and studied Music Theory at the Royal
Emanuil Ivanov attracted international attention after winning first prize at the 2019 Ferruccio Busoni Piano Competition in Italy. This achievement was followed by concert performances in some of the world’s most prestigious halls, including Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Herculessaal in Munich. Emanuil Ivanov was born in 1998 in the city of Pazardzhik
Damiën Heemskerk (2002) started playing the piano at the age of twelve. He took lessons with Elly van der Wallen and quickly developed his talent for the instrument. Since 2019 he has been studying at Codarts in Rotterdam with Bart van de Roer. He won prizes at the Princess Christina Competition, but also at the
Nino Gvetadze started her studies in her birthplace Tbilisi (Georgia) and then studied in the Netherlands with Paul Komen and Jan Wijn. In 2008, the pianist won the second prize, the press prize and the audience prize of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht. Two years later she received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
Alexander Gavrylyuk (1984) is internationally recognized for his exciting and poetic performances. He began his piano studies at the age of seven in his native Ukraine and gave his first concert performance at the age of nine. As an Australian citizen, he moved to Sydney at the age of 13, where he lived until 2006.
Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of the most important piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical acclaim worldwide. Among his numerous awards are two Edisons, three Gramophone Awards, the Diapason D’or de l’Annee and the Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. He regularly
Paul studied piano at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Jan Wijn, where he graduated cum laude. He continued his studies with Hans Leygraf in Hanover, in New York with Gyorgy Sandor and in Bloomington with Gyorgy Sebok. In 1989 he made his US debut with recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York and at