BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van

Sonata for violin and piano in D major op 12 no. 1

09-July-2014

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Schelkens, Evelien

Schelkens, Evelien

Evelien Shelkens was born in Edegem (Belgium) in 1995. She received her first violin lessons at the Boom Music Academy in Belgium. Later she took private lessons with Marjeta Korosec. In 2008 she entered the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, where she is currently studying with Professor Zygmund Kowalski. From October 2014, Evelien will continue her studies with Laurent Albrecht Breuninger at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2005 she won the First Prize at the National VLAMO Competition in Leuven, Belgium. She has performed in several European countries such as Germany, France or Malta, where she appeared on stage with musicians such as Tobias Koch and Liuba Aroutunian.

Van de Velde, Nicholas

Van de Velde, Nicholas

Nicholas Van de Velde started playing when he was 5. He received his first lessons from his father. It became obvious very soon that he had exceptional talents when he became 1st prize winner of the national contest Grétry and laureate of the international competition Epta. At the age of 9, he was admitted to the Queen Elisabeth College of Music, where he studied and still is in the class of Abdel Rahman El Bacha and Dimitris Saroglou. During his studies at the College of Music, he has garnered a lot of good results, he became 1st winner of Young Soloists aan Zee, Rotary Breughel (2x), Cantabile, Cavatine Namur, Charlier match in Charleroi, National Steinway competition. Recently, he won for the second time a 1st prize in the competition Cantabile and became 2nd winner of the 'Stephan de Jonghe' contest . He was 10 years old when he got to plat the 2nd piano concerto by Mozart with orchestra on invitation of Queen Paola. Nicholas was already performing a lot of concerts in beautiful venues such as The Palace of Fine Arts, DeMunt, De Singel, and numerous other cities and towns in the Netherlands and abroad. A few years ago he represented our country in the international Steinway Festival in Hamburg, where he played in the prestigious Laeiszhalle. In France, he was a guest at the prestigious festival of Vexin. Nicholas already has performed several times with orchestras such as the Limburg Youth and Music Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium, ... in concertos by Mozart, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff 's 2nd piano concerto, 1st piano concerto by Chopin. Nicholas took part at 'de muziekkapel' in numerous master classes by famous masters like Menahim Pressler, Dimitri Bashkirov, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden. Since 2012 Nicholas also follows lessons at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of Jan Michiels. In addition to solo piano Nicholas is also active in the field of chamber music, often in conjunction with his three other musical brothers.

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