Considered by the international press, as the “Grand Lady” of the Belgian Piano , Diane Andersen has a shining career both as soloist (playing under the baton of famous conductors like Maderna, Boulez, Sawallisch, Prêtre, Kamu etc), and pedagogue.
She has been giving concerts through the world in prestigeous venues such as Carnegie Hall - Rudolfinum(Prague) - Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)- La Fenice (Venice) - Sint Martin's in the Field (London).
Award and prizes: "International Steinway Artist", "Grand Prix du Disque de l' Académie Charles Cros" (Paris), "Trophée Fuga Union des Compositeurs Belges» (Belgium), Harriet Cohen Bach Medal (Londres), "Cannes Classical Music Award" (France).
Numerous CD's, many in world premiere (Tansman, Biarent, Goué, Delvincourt, Paray, de Castera etc), complete piano work by Pierné (EMI) and Jongen (Pavane). Just released the piano works by Claude Delvincourt and the sonatas for violin and piano and cello and piano by Paul Paray (Azur Classical).
Her privileged contacts with great musicians like Kodaly, Tansman, Nono, Gertler (duo partner and personal friend of Bartok) and the legendary Hungarian pianist Annie Fischer, will be of great importance for her artistic and musical developement.
Honorary professor of the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels, she is now conducting master classes in the universities of North and South America, Canada, Japan, China, Corea, Taiwan and Europe.
Currently invited as member of the jury of international piano competitions. Member of the jury and the artistic commission of the world famous Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition Brussels.
After fulfilling her studies at the Conservatoire in Bordeaux Véronique BONNECAZE
entered the « Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique » from where she graduates
with a « Premier Prix » in both piano and chamber music.
She is prize winner and laureate of several international piano competitions. She is
currently concertizing in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Her discography is rich and has been receiving many awards by the music press (Chopin - 24 Etudes, Liszt - Années de Pèlerinage , Debussy album) Since 2010 she is conducting a piano class at the « Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot » in Paris. She is often invited to give master classes in Japan and Europe and also as jury member of international piano competitions.
Véronique BONNECAZE is founder of the « International piano competition France-Amériques » and president of EPTA-FRANCE.
...A pianist full of passion and exciting technically capable of reaching
the top of expressiveness beyond any possible expectation (American Record Guide).
Eclectic musician, imaginative, passionate, unconventional he is considered one of the leading Italian pianists of his generation.
Achille Gallo is concertizing extensively as solo pianist, chamber music performers and with orchestra in international Piano Festivals and prestigious Concert Halls. His discography boasts 6 CDs for prestigious international record labels such as Neos Music GmbH, Velut Luna, Phoenix Classics, Xclassics Records.
National President of the WPTA World Piano Teachers Association for ITALY, Founder and Artistic Director of the International Piano Competition “FAUSTO ZADRA” he serves as Jury member in the most prestigious international piano competitions.
Piano Professor at the European Piano Open Academy in Italy he is often invited to give international master classes all over the world.
Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden was born in Brussels. He begins to play the piano very young
and enters the royal academy of music of his birthplace at 12. He works under the
direction of Eduardo Del Pueyo until the end of his studies to the Queen Elisabeth musical
chapel. Prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth’s contest at 16, he begins then a soloist
career that will carry him on all the continents.
Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden played with many symphony orchestras among which: the Symphony Orchestra of Saint-Petersbourg, the Royal Philharmonic of London, the Residentie Orkest of Den Haag and several Belgian orchestras, like the chamber orchestras I Fiamminghi and Franz Liszt (Budapest). Thus he collaborated with prestigious conductors such as Paul Kletzky, Rudolph Barshaï or Yuri Temirkanov.
He also practises chamber music with partners such as Augustin Dumay, Silvia Marcovici, Michaela Martin, Miriam Fried, Gerard Caussé, Frans Helmerson, José Van Dam, Walter Boeykens, Véronique Bogaerts, Marie Hallynck, the Enesco quartet, the Melos quartet, the Ysaye quartet...
His repertoire includes in particular almost all of the great concertos, many works of chamber music and the integral piano work of Maurice Ravel.
Dominique Cornil gave her first public performance with orchestra at the age of 10. She graduated at 14 from the Royal Conservatory in Mons and at 18 from the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris.
She became laureate of the "Fondation de la Vocation" and was a prize-winner of the Lisbon, Naples, Geneva and Brussels (Queen Elisabeth of Belgium) international piano competitions.
Since then she has taken up a concert career spanning Europe, Canada, Latin America, China and Japan. She regularly performs under famous conductors, including A. Vandernoot, G. Octors, P. Bartholomée, J. Fürst, C. Davis, Y. Levi, J. Rolla, M. Venzago, M. Shostakovitch, A. Dmitriev, E. Bergel, T. Guschlbauer,...
She appeared on the stage with famous orchestras including the Zagreb Soloists, Philomusica of London, R.T.L., Suisse Romande, Hamburg Radio, Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, F. Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest, Reykjavik Symphonic, Hong-Kong Philharmonic, European Festival Orchestra, the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble,...
A much sought after chamber artist, Dominique Comil regularly joins forces with artists such as V.Bogaerts, P. Amoyal, Y. Horigome,L. Prunaru, M. Hallynck, M. Maisky, A De Groote, M. Grauwels, W. Boeykens, R. Van Spaendonck, L. Lethiec, the Ysaÿe String Quartet,...
Is since 1998 the Musical Director of the "Juillet Musical d'Aulne" summer festival. Her many recordings, in solo and with orchestra, include works of C. Franck, W.A. Mozart, J. Haydn, S. Joplin, S. Prokofiev, E. Nazareth, B. Martinu, A. Huybrechts, P. Tchaikovski, R. Wagner and F. Martin. She was invited by the widow of the famous Swiss composer Frank Martin at the Conservatoire de Genève to perform solo piano and chamber music works on the occasion of the General Assembly of the Frank Martin Society.
Dominique Cornil is professor of piano performance at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels and has taught at the Chapelle Musicale "Reine Elisabeth".
She is often invited to attend as a member of the jury national and international piano contests. She gives regularly concerts at the festivals of Seneffe, "Eté Mosan", "Nuits musicales de Beloeil", "Festival Mozart",...