André De Groote turned 80
Delay will not lead to a cancellation! You will be informed as soon as we find a suitable date to hold this tribute concert.
When hearing the name of André De Groote, everyone pays attention, or better, everyone listens. Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1968 and of many other competitions, soloist, concertist and chamber musician, and having produced fantastic recordings, including the 32 sonatas of Beethoven and the total oeuvre for piano by Brahms, André enjoys international recognition as a particularly versatile Belgian pianist.
He has shared his pedagogical and artistic qualities with students at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel for years, in addition to many international masterclasses. Many of our present-day teachers have been able to experience his mastery and have grown into high quality musicians themselves. Others have shared musical paths with him. He turned 80 on the 28th of March 2020 and we celebrate this with pride, respect and a musical nod to his career!
- Viviane Spanoghe, cello
- Jan Michiels, piano
- Inge Spinette, piano
- Piet Kuijken, piano
- Daniel Blumenthal, piano
- Boyan Vodenitcharov, piano
- Gert François, timpani
- Angel Pérez Nieto, timpani
- Percussion class KCB
- Rémy Gouraud
- Raphaël Lamarche
- Silas Van den Spiegel
- Gideon Van Canneyt
- Antonín Dvořák, selection of Slavic Dances for four-handed piano
- Johannes Brahms, selection of Hungarian Dances for four-handed piano
- Ludwig van Beethoven, sonata 'Les Adieux' op. 81a for piano solo
- Sergej Rachmaninov, sonata for cello and piano, on. 19
- Igor Stravinsky, in an arrangement for 4 pianos and percussion by André De Groote, Le Sacre du Printemps