Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort (Belgium)

Prize winner and audience favorite of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2007, Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort built a rock-solid reputation as a concert pianist. Since then, he has performed on international stages throughout Europe, Israel, China, South Korea, South Africa, Canada and the United States.

His extensive repertoire ranges from Bach to the present day and includes about 40 piano concertos performed with orchestra from composers like Bach, Mozart, Beethoven (the complete works for piano and orchestra), Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Grieg, Ravel, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Prokofieff Shostakovitch,… with orchestras such as Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, Youth Orchestra Flanders, Casco Phil, l’Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Kölner Akademie, Krakow Philharmonie, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic, Johannesburg Philharmonic, led by reputable conductors as Brossé, Herreweghe, Hrusa, Judd, Kochanovsky, Mazzola, Pehlivanian, Tabachnik, Varga, Weller, …

A passionate chamber musician and Steinway Artist, Liebrecht shares the stage with such lauded artists as violinists Ning Kam, Stella Chen, Tobias Feldmann and Timothy Chooi, pianists Severin von Eckardstein and Vitaly Samoshko, tenor Thomas Blondelle, cellists Hayoung Choi, Yibai Chen and Camille Thomas, and is a member of the Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble. He also forms a successful piano duo with jazz pianist Jef Neve. Many of these collaborations get an important place in his discography, which now counts 14 CD recordings and is internationally appreciated and broadcast.
His predilection for chamber music and passion for musical entrepreneurship also translates into his engagement as artistic director of the international festival “Klassiek Leeft” in Knokke-Heist and of the international “Piano LAB” at the Grand Commandery Alden Biesen in Belgium.

Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort perfected his skills under renowned pedagogues as Jan Michiels, Menahem Pressler, Russell Sherman and Elissó Wirssaladze, as well as receiving valuable advice from such exceptional personalities as Leif Ove Andsnes, Jacques De Tiège, Alexander Korsantia and Hans Leygraf.

Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort is professor of piano at LUCA School of Arts in Leuven (B). He is regularly invited for master classes – from Brussels to Cape Town and from Boston to Seoul – and is a much sought-after jury member at various piano competitions.


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