On Saturday (!) December 10, the last concert in the YPF’s 6-part series Young Virtuosi will take place. Shane van Neerden will take place behind Youri Egorov’s grand piano at 3:00 pm in De Duif.
Shane van Neerden (1999) has been studying in the Netherlands for three years and has already well established his name throughout the country. He has performed in such venues as het Concertgebouw Amsterdam (live for Radio 4), het Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, as well as on the television program Podium Witteman.
Born in America, he started piano lessons privately from the age of six until three years ago for the majority of his teenage years with professor Carl Cranmer. Among other teachers with whom he has worked include Elisso Virsaladze, Jacques Rouvier, Robert Levin, and Susan Starr.
Shane has won numerous competitions throughout the U.S.A. as well as in France. When he first came to Amsterdam, he won a competition at the Conservatory of Amsterdam resulting in a performance of Liszt’s Totentanz under the direction of Ed Spanjaard.
In addition to his work as soloist, he also has a piano quartet named after the Dutch painter Jan Mankes. The group recently made a four-concert tour through Portugal last summer.
Previous concerts in the Young Virtuosi series:
June 12: Juan Pedro García Oliva, winner of the YPF European Piano Competition 2022. View the recording of the concert here.
September 4: Alexander Jansen. Video
October 2: Carlos Marín Rayo. Video
November 6: Aarón Ormaza Vera. Video
November 27: Noah Zhou. Video follows.
In 2021, the YPF launched the Young Virtuosi series for YPF laureates and young top pianists, the ‘Young Virtuosi’, in which they are given the promised opportunity to further develop their craftsmanship and get the best out of themselves. 2021 was a big success. Recordings can be viewed via this link.
The concerts in De Duif (Prinsengracht 756, Amsterdam) will be organized in 2022 on Sunday 12 June, Sunday 4 September, 2 October, 6 November, 27 November and Saturday (!) 10 December.
During the 6 concerts, YPF laureates and young top pianists will play on the grand piano of the legendary pianist Youri Egorov, who passed away in Amsterdam at the age of 33.
The masterclasses will – as in 2021 – also take place in ‘MuziekHaven’ in Zaandam. Program and further information about the masterclasses will follow shortly.