Jan Marisse Huizing
Jan Marisse Huizing started his musical studies at the Conservatory in Amsterdam with Jaap Spaanderman. He later continued his studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Heinz Scholz and at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw with Prof. Jan Ekier. After winning the 1st prize at the national pianoconcours Jeunesses Musicales in 1961 his musical career had set off at a young age, performing throughout the Netherlands and Europe with the Amsterdam Philharmonisch Orkestra en productions of Nederlands Dans en Theater.
He has been headteacher for piano and pianomethodology at the Conservatory in Amsterdam and gives masterclasses in many countries. He has performed as a jurymember in the European Gina Bachauer competition and the international Johannes Brahms competition in Hamburg. As the artistic advisor Jan Marisse Huizing has been involved with the Grand Pianofestival in Amsterdam (1984/85), since 1989 with The International Holland Music Sessions where he has been artistic director from 2003-2010. In 2004 he has founded the Lipatti-Haskil international foundation which serves the goal of preserving and appreciating the two great Romanian pianists Dinu Lipatti and Clara Haskil. He has also published books and other writings in national and international outstanding piano magazines explaining pianoplay, interpretation and performance practice of the Chopinetudes and Beethoven.