Evelyne Brancart | Masterclass

Evelyne Brancart | Masterclass

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 3.00pm

DIPF prides itself in providing a platform for the emerging pianist. A rare opportunity to experience the close-up action of a great master teacher at work with three young aspiring international pianists as they perform in master class.

Evelyne Brancart is currently Professor of Music (Piano) at Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington and was chair of the Piano Department from August 2001 to January 2011. Previous teaching positions include The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Rice University in Houston, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Aspen Summer Music School, where she innovated a seminar devoted to Chopin and Liszt Etudes. Her conference on the Chopin Etudes, The Hand as a Source of Inspiration, and her seminar, The Art of Playing the Piano, as well as Deconstruction for Reconstruction (Reflections on J.S.Bach) have had tremendous success among pianists, piano teachers, amateurs and musicians.

Born in Belgium, she studied for 10 years with the great Spanish master Eduardo del Pueyo and later with Maria Curcio, Leon Fleisher and Menahem Pressler. She was a prizewinner in many international competitions including the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in Belgium (where she returned as a judge in 1999), the Concours Musical International de Montréal, the Viotti in Italy, the Munich Competition (with cellist Anthony Ross) and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City. She played many recitals all over Europe (Wigmore, Queen Elisabeth…) and made several recordings with BBC orchestras before moving to the United States in 1980. She made her debut in Alice Tully Hall in 1982 with a much-noted performance of Chopin 24 etudes and Brahms Paganini Variations.

Brancart is very involved in Chamber Music, and between 1986 and 1990 she was a member of the Seraphim Trio, with whom she performed all Beethoven Piano Trios. More recently she performed all Beethoven’s violin and cello sonatas and appeared with artists including Joshua Bell, Atar Arad, Jeremy Denk, Miriam Fried, Gary Hoffman, Tony Ross, Arnold Steinhardt and the Orion String Quartet. She has been a regular guest at the Ravinia Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Da Camera in Houston, Leicester Music Festival in England, Mozart Festival in Lille France, Music at the Red Sea in Israel, Perry Sound and Sainte-Petronille in Canada, Bay Chamber in Maine, Close Encounters with Music in Florida and the Festival D’Horrues in Belgium.

Recently Evelyne Brancart has given recitals and master classes in Ireland, Belgium, Taiwan, Chile, Spain, Washington, and Los Angeles.
The Art of Playing the Piano, her original and integral piano playing teaching method is available on DVD


Published on 28 June 2017

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