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Claus en Roeland Vermeulen

Beethoven Pianoforte Sessions

With the sonatas Der Sturm and Waldstein, the brothers Claus and Roeland Vermeulen bring two of Beethoven's absolute best works to life on the Broadwood pianoforte.

Fortepiano of John BROADWOOD (1732-1812) – London 1817

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Beethoven Pianoforte Sessions

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827
Klaviersonate Nr. 17 in d-Moll, op. 31 “Der Sturm” (1802)
Klaviersonate Nr. 21 in C-Dur, op. 53 “Waldstein”  (1804) 

Biographies

Claus Vermeulen was born in Bonheiden in 1992. He started piano lessons at the age of four and won his first competition at the age of ten. He followed his secondary education at the Lemmensinstituut with Stefan Celen and with his father, Jan Vermeulen. He later studied piano and took a master's degree in chamber music at the LUCA School of Arts (Leuven). During his studies, he won several awards and competitions; among them, he reached the finals of the Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes (EPTA) competition in 2016.

Roeland Vermeulen discovered the wonderful world of the piano at an early age through his father Jan Vermeulen, who has been his piano and pianoforte teacher to this day. He won several piano competitions such as the Cantabile Competition, the Steinway Competition and the EPTA International Piano Competition Belgium. He is currently completing his Masters in piano at the Luca School of Arts, after graduating with the highest distinction.