25 years Young Pianist Foundation

25 years Young Pianist Foundation

The Young Pianist Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Goal of the YPF is to give talented young pianists the opportunity to develop and present themselves. Keywords are: select, invest and launch. In the past 25 years (founded by Marcel Baudet and since the end of 2019 under the artistic direction of Thomas […]
Yang Yang Cai closes Young Virtuosi 2023 in style

Yang Yang Cai closes Young Virtuosi 2023 in style

On Sunday, Nov. 12, Yang Yang Cai, winner of the 2019 YPF Pianist Competition, closed the 2023 YPF Young Virtuosi series in style. With works by Beethoven, Granados and Rachmaninoff, played on Youri Egorov’s grand piano, she treated a full Duif to a delightful musical afternoon in Amsterdam. There will be another Young Virtuosi series […]
Jorian van Nee plays Jorian van Nee

Jorian van Nee plays Jorian van Nee

Last Sunday 8 October, Jorian van Nee played in the Young Virtuosi series of the Young Pianist Foundation in De Duif in the heart of Amsterdam. Jorian played ‘Kreisleriana’ by Robert Schumann, but also his own work! The recordings Synco van Keulen made of the concert will come online soon. On Sunday 12 November, Yang […]
Pianist and composer Alexander Jansen in The Duif

Pianist and composer Alexander Jansen in The Duif

Last Sunday, September 10, Alexander Jansen (18) played works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Chopin, Brahms, Laregla, Liszt and Jansen (!) in front of a full house! On one of the last really hot days, it was nice to see many piano lovers seeking the coolness of De Duif and enjoying Alexander’s playing and explanations. The concert […]
Juan Pedro García Oliva wins second prize in Silvio Bengalli competition

Juan Pedro García Oliva wins second prize in Silvio Bengalli competition

In beautiful Pianello Val Tidone in Italy, Juan Pedro García Oliva won the second prize of the Silvio Bengalli Competition in mid-July, a competition with a long history and a high level. Many of the prize winners have since become renowned concert pianists and/or teachers. Juan Pedro played Schumann’s Fantasy in C, Op.17 during the […]
YPF winner Juan Pedro García Oliva in De Duif

YPF winner Juan Pedro García Oliva in De Duif

Once again a young talent behind the grand piano of Youri Egorov. Juan Pedro García Oliva, winner of the first prize of YPF European Piano Competition 2022, among others, played works by Albéniz and Schumann last Sunday, June 4. Listen and watch the entire recording of the concert here. The Young Virtuosi series of the […]
Great Florian Verweij in De Duif

Great Florian Verweij in De Duif

A beautiful recital, that is what Florian Verweij treated a full house in De Duif to. With works by Schumann, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Kreisler and Rachmaninoff, this second concert of the YPF Young Virtuosi series 2023 was again one to be enjoyed to the fullest. The recording of this concert will soon be published on the […]
Alexandra Kaptein impresses in De Duif

Alexandra Kaptein impresses in De Duif

Last Sunday, April 2, Alexandra Kaptein, a student of Frank van der Laar at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, played works by Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt in De Duif. This special location of Stadsherstel Amsterdam is again this year the venue for the Young Pianist Foundation’s Young Virtuosi series. Alexandra Kaptein had the honor of opening […]
Shane van Neerden: wonderful concert at De Duif

Shane van Neerden: wonderful concert at De Duif

Last Saturday, 10 December, Shane van Neerden had the honour of giving the last concert of the six concerts in the Young Virtuosi series 2022. It was a beautiful concert with works by Debussy, Prokofiev, Bartók and Ravel. In 2023, we will organise the Young Virtuosi series for the third time. Please mark the following […]
Energetic Noah Zhou at De Duif in Amsterdam

Energetic Noah Zhou at De Duif in Amsterdam

Last Sunday 27 November, a full house of music lovers got to enjoy the energetic playing of British pianist Noah Zhou. Almost inimitably, his hands flew across the keys, putting Youri Egorov’s grand piano to the test. Noah Zhou, who added strength to the music with his body language, greatly impressed the audience. Click here […]