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Wouter Valvekens

Beethoven Pianoforte Sessions

For the first part of this series, Wouter Valvekens sets the ball rolling. This young pianist studied in Antwerp, London and Brussels and treats you with an intimate sonata by Beethoven and the unforgettable Fantasie by Schumann.

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

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Beethoven Pianoforte Sessions

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90 (1814)

Robert Schumann 1810-1856
Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 (1835-1836)

Biographie

The Belgian pianist Wouter Valvekens studied at the Antwerp Conservatory (Polina Leschenko) and the Royal Academy of Music in London (Ian Fountain). He is currently studying fortepiano with Piet Kuijken at the Brussels Conservatory. Valvekens has won various national and international prizes and is on stage as a soloist in recital and with orchestra. He is also noted as a talented chamber musician. Valvekens is one of the founders of Trio Aries, with which he won the Supernova competition in 2020. He is also a member of the Werther Piano Quartet, supported by the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund.