Thomas Beijer (2007)

Thomas Beijer (1988) is a young pianist and composer who is praised for his excellent technique and artistic integrity. He studied with Jan Wijn at the Amsterdam Conservatory and followed master classes with i.a. Emanuel Ax, Menahem Pressler, Murray Perahia and Pascal Devoyon. After winning the YPF National Piano Competition 2007 he placed himself at the top of a new generation young pianists in the Netherlands. The jury described him as a ‘very interesting musical personality with distinctive ideas about music. A true artist’. Since he was ten years old Thomas gives recitals in Europe and Asia and as a soloist he played piano concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, Franck, Ravel, Gershwin and Adams with i.a. the Residentie Orkest, Het Brabants Orkest and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. He worked with conductors such as Neeme Järvi and Ed Spanjaard. His repertoire covers seventeenth century music till contemporary compositions included. He has a special affinity for Spanish music. Works by Albéniz, Granados and De Falla are regularly part of his programs. Thomas is a versatile musician. Besides his solo-appearances he is also active as a composer and chamber musician. He is a regular guest of the chamber music ensemble of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 2008 Thomas Beijer’s debut CD with works by Brahms was released. His second CD with music by Rachmaninov followed in 2013. Lyrone Records offered Thomas a contract which resulted in the release of Canción y Danza.