February 17 - February 23 2024
@ Muziekcentrum Enschede
Enschede, The Netherlands

Diane Anderson

Judged in 2012

Considered by the international press, as the “Grand Lady” of the Belgian Piano, Diane Andersen has an interesting career both as a soloist and a pedagogue.

Besides being an “International Steinway Artist”, Andersen is holding awards and prizes and among them the “Grand Prix du Disque de l’ Académie Charles Cros” (Paris), “Trophée Fuga Union des Compositeurs Belges” (Belgium), “Harriet Cohen Bach Medal” (Londres), “Cannes Classical Music Award” (France).

She has been concertising through the world in prestigeous venues such as Carnegie Hall – Rudolfinum(Prague) – Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) – La Fenice (Venice) – Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), playing under the baton of famous conductors like Maderna, Boulez, Sawallisch, Prêtre, Kamu a.o.

Numerous CD’s, many in world premiere (Bartok, Tansman, Biarent, Goué, Delvincourt, Paray, de Castera etc), complete piano work by Gabriel Pierné (EMI) and Joseph Jongen (Pavane). Her latest cd’s with the sonatas for violin and piano and cello and piano by Paul Paray (Azur classical) and the piano works by Claude Delvincourt received enthousiastic reviews in the international press (2018).

Her privileged contacts with great musicians like Kodaly, Tansman, Nono, Gertler (duo partner and personal friend of Bartok) and the legendary Hungarian pianist Annie Fischer, have been of great importance in her life as a musician.

Honorary professor of the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels, she is now conducting master classes in universities and musical institutions of North and South America, Canada, Japan, China, Corea, Taiwan and Europe.

Andersen is currently invited as member of the jury of important international piano competitions. Member of the artistic commission (since 2010) and member of the jury (2013 and 2016) of the “Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition” Brussels.