Passionate, sensitive, intelligent and talented: these are some words used to describe the pianist Yannick Van de Velde. He is one of the leading musicians of Belgium. Yannick Van de Velde participated in numerous national and international competitions and has won more than 20 first prizes. Some notable examples include: first prize at the Dexia Competition, first prize at “Prix de la Fondation Chopin” and “Artiste de l‘année 2014”. In 2016 he won first prize in the Virtuoso & Belcanto Competition in Italy under the presidency of Boris Berman. He was a semi-finalist of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2013 and was awarded the additional prize Walckiers-Carbonnelle. He also won the award Nany Phillepart. In 2014 he won the “Prix d‘Argent”, the “Prix du Public” and the prize for best performance of the compulsary piece at the “Concours International Piano Campus” in Paris. In 2015 he was a finalist of the prestigious Busoni Competition in Bolzano (Italy), which fully launched his career.
Yannick Van de Velde has performed worldwide, both as a soloist as well as a chamber musician: at the Filharmonie in Berlin, the Acropolis Museum in Athens, the Daguan Theatre in Shanghai, and the Lincoln Center in New York, among others. He is also a member of the Nimrod Ensemble Berlin with members of the Berlin Philharmonic. Yannick Van de Velde studied with Klaus Hellwig, Elisso Virsaladze, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden and Jan Michiels.
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