Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden


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Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden was only sixteen when he became a laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1964. That highly valued honour marked the launch of a brilliant career that has taken him to the world’s finest concert halls and the most celebrated festivals, including the festivals of Korsholm (Finland), Umea (Sweden), Prades and La Chaise-Dieu (France), Delft (The Netherlands), Seoul (Korea), and Stavelot and Seneffe (Belgium).

He has been invited to play with a great many symphony and chamber orchestras, including the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London), the Residentie Orkest of The Hague, and the National Orchestra of Belgium. He has worked with eminent conductors such as Paul Kletzky, Rudolf Barshai, and Yuri Temirkanov.

As a chamber musician he has played with a number of outstanding Belgian and international partners, including Véronique Bogaerts, Marie Hallynck, Augustin Dumay, Silvia Marcovici, Mihaela Martin, Miriam Fried, Gérard Caussé, Frans Helmerson, José Van Dam, Walter Boeykens, the Enesco Quartet, the Melos Quartett, the Quatuor Ysaÿe, and the Ensemble César Franck.

His vast and impressive repertoire includes the complete works for solo piano of Maurice Ravel. He is currently an emeritus professor at the Royal Brussels Conservatory and teaches at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. In 2004 he reorganised the school founded in 1977 by his own teacher as the Eduardo del Pueyo Musical Centre and became its artistic director and he is the honorary president of the Chopin Foundation.

«The quiet strength of Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden»