Biography

Ramon van Engelenhoven – Piano

Ramon van Engelenhoven (1995) began playing the piano at the age of six. He studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Frank Peters, as well as receiving lessons from Jan Wijn and Naum Grubert. In 2019, he obtained his master’s degree with the highest possible mark, a 10 out of 10. He has attended master classes with internationally acclaimed musicians such as Alexander Gavrylyuk, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Boris Berman, Paul Badura-Skoda, Leslie Howard, and Michael Voskresensky.

Ramon has been a first prize-winner of numerous Dutch competitions, among them the Steinway & Sons Competition in 2012, after which he represented his country at the International Steinway Festival in Hamburg, and the Prinses Christina Concours.

In November 2015 he won the first prize at the Young Pianist Foundation Competition in Amster- dam. The international jury also awarded him the ‘Grand Prix Youri Egorov’, a prize that is only awarded when the winner is considered a talent of international potential. This prize has given him the opportunity to perform Prokofiev’s Fifth Piano Concerto with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Va- lery Gergiev in Saint Petersburg.

As a soloist, he has also performed with numerous orchestras across Europe, such as the Phil- harmonie Südwestfalen, the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, the North Netherlands Orchestra and the Orchestra of Gelderland.

Highlights as a chamber musician include a long-standing collaboration with soprano Laetitia Ge- rards and performances of Korngold’s Piano Quintet with members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

In 2018 he was invited by ‘AVROTROS Klassiek’ to record a well-received debut album with works by Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, Debussy and Poulenc. He also received the audience award as a fina- list of ‘Dutch Classical Talent’ season 2019/2020, for which he was selected to give a solo recital tour at all of the major Dutch concert halls. Other foremost venues where he has performed include the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Mariinsky Concert Hall in Saint Petersburg and the Laeisz- halle in Hamburg, Germany. Following a special invitation by Princess Christina herself, he played at the CIMA Festival in Porto Ercole (Italy). At the invitation of the Netherlands-America foundation, he has also performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Calgary and Vancouver.

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