Tom De Beuckelaer

Tom De Beuckelaer (1999, Belgium) is regarded as the leading young pianist of his generation in Belgium. He began performing in public since age six and appeared with orchestra in Belgium at age 12, playing Mozart Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466.

An accomplished pianist, Tom holds the title of several first prizes. These are: the 21st ‘International Fryderyck Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth’. (Poland, 2013); the 9th International Chopin Golden-ring Piano Competition (Slovenia, 2013); Prinses Christina Concours south-1 in ‘S-Hertogenborsch’ (The Nederlands, 2014); the 8th International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition (Austria, 2016); the 7th Steinway Piano Competition (Belgium, 2017); and the 21st International Music Competition ‘Pietro Argento’ (Italy, 2018); the 37th Andree Charlier Piano Competition (Belgium,2019); the King’s Peak International Music Competition (online, 2020). 

In 2021 Tom was awarded the title of ‘Young Steinway Artist’.

An active performer, Tom travels extensively and has given recitals in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Poland, Slovenia, Czech republic, Lativia, Belgium and China. He has also performed in master classes by Katarzyna Popowa-zydron, Wojciech Świtała, Elisso Virsaladze, Andras Schiff, Jacques Rouvier, Anna Malikowa, Ewa Poblocka, Cristina Ortiz and Arie Vardi. 

Born in Schiedam, The Netherlands, Tom De Beuckelaer began piano lessons at age 4 under the supervision of his mother. His other teachers included Jean-Paul Vanden Driessche, and Heidi Hendrickx. In 2017, he enrolled as a bachelor’s student in the University Mozarteum Salzburg, in the class of Professor Peitro De Maria. Now he continues his studies with Professor Diane Andersen and Aleksandar Madžar at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels.

Tom De Beuckelaer is fluent in five languages: Dutch, English, French, German and Chinese


Quarter Finals > Friday 11 February | 13:30 – 14:10 hrs | Bimhuis
L. van Beethoven Sonata no. 6 in F major, op. 10/2
S. Rachmaninov Étude-tableaux in E flat minor, op. 39/5
E. Rautavaara Etude no. 1, op. 42
A. Ginastera Sonata no. 1, op. 22

Semi Final > Wednesday 16 February | 15:10 – 16:10 hrs | Bimhuis
J.S. Bach/M. Hess Jesu bleibet meine Freude BWV 147
J.S. Bach/F. Busoni Chaconne BWV 100
J. Brahms Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, op. 25

R. Namavar Ti’afa’a
L. van Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37