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Pieter Bogaert

Belgian pianist Pieter Bogaert is a passionate Lieder pianist and chamber musician. He finished his piano studies with Frank van de Laar at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam. Previously he studied with Griet Dodion in Brussels, David Earl in Cambridge and Raymond Fischer in Oxford, while he was also studying physics.

Pieter has taken part in masterclasses with numerous renowned pianists such as Boris Berman, Naum Grubert, Jan Wijn, Boris Giltburg, Eldar Nebolsin, Jura Margulis,  Enrico Pace, Polina Leschenko and Alexander Gavrylyuk. In addition, he received pianoforte lessons from Olga Pashchenko. He did this among others at festivals like The International Holland Music Sessions, Festival Jong Talent Schiermonnikoog, Verão Clássico Lissabon and the International Lied Festival Zeist.

Since 2019, he has a viola-piano duo with violist José Nunes. They have been exploring the viola repertoire, whilst simultaneously adding to it by making their own transcriptions of compositions for other instruments. They were coached by Robert Kulek, Nobuko Imai and Miguel da Silva, among others. Pieter is also a member of piano trio triArtis.

Pieter is also a passionate Lied pianist and vocal collaborative pianist. He had lessons and masterclasses with various artists like Malcolm Martineau, Elly Ameling, Gerold Huber, Roberta Alexander, Wolfram Rieger, Pierre Mak, Christine Schäfer and Hanna Shybayeva.

He works as a piano coach at the ArtEZ Conservatoire in Zwolle (NL) and as a pianist at the Dutch National Opera Academy.

(Photo by Kirsten van Santen)