Jan Michiels

Jan Michiels

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Jan Michiels
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Jan Michiels(°1966, Belgium; Pianist) studied with Abel Matthys at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. From 1988 to 1993 he studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin under the direction of Hans Leygraf - he was awarded an exceptional distinction for his interpretations of Béla Bartók's Second concerto for piano and György Ligeti's Etudes.

He was Tenuto-laureate in 1988 ; in 1989 he won the international E. Durlet competition. In 1991 he was laureate of the international Queen Elisabeth Competition. In 1992 he was awarded the JeM/ Cera prize for musicians and in 1996 he was signed up as festival star of the Flanders Festival. He is also laureate of the 'Gouden Vleugels/KBC Muziekprijs' 2006.

Jan Michiels is currently active as piano professor in the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, where he also led the class of contemporary music for eight years. Since some years he is also an artistic advisor of the Orpheusinstituut. He regularly performs as a soloist or with chamber music ensembles (a.o. the Prometheus Ensemble and a piano duo with Inge Spinette) in several musical centres in Europe and Asia, with conductors such as Angus, Serge Baudo, Boreycko, Terry Edwards (2), Peter Eötvös, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Alexander Rahbari, Peter Rundel, Etienne Siebens, Stern, Arturo Tamayo, Pfaff, Lothar Zagrosek, Hans Zender - but also with dance-productions of Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker, Vincent Dunoyer and Sen Hea Ha.

His repertoire reaches from Johann Sebastian Bach to today. Apart from his many radio recordings, he also recorded cd's with works from a.o. Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvořák, Claude Debussy, Béla Bartók, Franz Liszt, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, György Ligeti, György Kurtag and Karel Goeyvaerts (these three last composers appreciated Michiels' interpretations very much).

The CD 'Via Crucis' - a Liszt-portrait (Eufoda 1324) - received a Caeciliaprize in 2002. In 2005 he recorded for Eufoda all piano works by Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern (Eufoda 1362).
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Jan Michiels Discography

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1324 Franz LisztJan Michiels Franz LisztJan Michiels - Via Crucis - Variationen Über 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen' - Mephisto-Walzer I & IV(CD, Album) Eufoda 1324 Belgium 2001 Sell This Version
1348 Antonín DvořákJan Michiels Antonín DvořákJan Michiels - Suite Op. 98 / Poetische Stimmungsbilder Op. 85 / Humoresken Op. 101(CD) Eufoda 1348 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
KTC 4006 Jan MichielsCouperin*, Bach*, Frescobaldi*, Bartók* Jan MichielsCouperin*, Bach*, Frescobaldi*, Bartók* - From The Diary Of Béla Bartók(CD, Album) Etcetera (3), Klara KTC 4006 Benelux 2004 Sell This Version
1356 Joseph Haydn, Jan Michiels Joseph Haydn, Jan Michiels - Die Sieben Letzten Worte Unseres Erlösers Am Kreuze(CD, Album) Eufoda 1356 Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
1362 Arnold Schönberg* | Alban Berg | Anton Webern & Eduard Steuermann, Jan Michiels Arnold Schönberg* | Alban Berg | Anton Webern & Eduard Steuermann, Jan Michiels - Complete Works For Piano(2xCD, Album) Eufoda 1362 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
MDG 944 1371-6 Beethoven*, Czerny*, Hummel*, Kalkbrenner*, Liszt*, Moscheles*, Sechter*, Diabelli*, Pixis*, Erzherzog Rudolf*, Tomášek*, Schubert*, Voříšek* - Jan Michiels Beethoven*, Czerny*, Hummel*, Kalkbrenner*, Liszt*, Moscheles*, Sechter*, Diabelli*, Pixis*, Erzherzog Rudolf*, Tomášek*, Schubert*, Voříšek* - Jan Michiels - Diabelli Variations(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, 2+2) Audiomax, Musikproduktion Dabringhaus Und Grimm MDG 944 1371-6 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
1370, 1374 Leoš JanáčekJan Michiels · Prometheus Ensemble Leoš JanáčekJan Michiels · Prometheus Ensemble - Recollections(CD) Eufoda, Eufoda 1370, 1374 Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
1373, 1371 Luk Nielandt | Jan Michiels | Tony Nys* Luk Nielandt | Jan Michiels | Tony Nys* - Ein Süßes Deingedenken - Romanzen(CD) Eufoda, Eufoda 1373, 1371 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
1380 Jan Michiels Ein Musikalisches Opfer(CD, Album) Eufoda 1380 Belgium 2010 Sell This Version
KTC 1390 Busoni* | Bach* | Bartók*Jan Michiels Busoni* | Bach* | Bartók*Jan Michiels - A Cathedral For Bach - Piano Works(CD, Album) Etcetera (3) KTC 1390 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
FUG590 Debussy*Jan Michiels Debussy*Jan Michiels - Le Tombeau De Debussy(CD) Fuga Libera FUG590 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version