Samuel Van de Velde

Date of birth: 23.01.1998 van de velde_samuel_web
Instrument: Piano
Nationality: Belgian

Belfius Classics


1st Prize

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Samuel Van de Velde, born in Belgium on 23/01/1998 is the youngest son of a family of 4 brothers. He began to play piano at the age of 6. His first teacher was his father, who is a professional trumpet player. Soon, it became clear that he was gifted when he participated and obtained prizes in several competitions. He won first prizes at the National Competition for Piano ‘Cavatine’ and won the first prize, twice, at the ‘Cantabile’ piano competition.

He also obtained the second prize at the ‘Rotary Breughel’ competition.

In 2014 he obtained the first prize at the ‘Belfius Classics’ competition, allowing him to perform as soloist with the orchestra ‘Prima La Musica’, where he played the 1st concerto by Liszt.

At the age of ten, he was allowed to study at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Chapelle in the class of Mr. Abdel Rahman El Bacha and Dimitris Saroglou. In this institute, he followed masterclasses with several internationally renowned pianist such as Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden and Dimitri Bashkirov.

In 2010, Samuel was invited to perform as soloist with a symphonic orchestra to play a Mozart Concerto, while last year he performed the 2nd piano concerto of Sjostakovitch with the ‘Limburgs Jeugdorkest’.

At the moment, Samuel studies with dr. Jan Michiels in the young talents class at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

Samuel often performs chamber music, in combination with one of his brothers.


Chamber music:

L. v. Beethoven, Cello sonata no. 1
M. Bruch, Kol Nidrei
A. Dvorak, Slavices dances no. 4 and 8
W. A. Mozart, Violin sonata no. 32 in B flat major KV 454
W. A. Mozart, Larghetto and Allegro for 2 piano’s
A. Piazolla, Tango for Cello and Piano
S. Rachmaninoff,  Romance for two pianos
R. Strauss, Wienerwalzer piano four hands
F. Schubert, Arpeggione sonata
R. Schumann, Violin sonata No. 1 op. 105


J. S. Bach, Frech Suite no. 5,
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue, C Major, C minor, D Major, D minor, F Major, F sharp Major, B flat Major (WTC I)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue, G Major, E flat Major (WTC II)
L. v. Beethoven, Piano sonatas: op. 10 no. 2, op. 13 Pathétique, op. 14 no. 2, op. 27 no. 2, op. 31 no. 2, op. 53 Waldstein
F. Chopin, Etudes: op. 10 no. 1, op. 10 no. 4 op. 10 no. 7, op. 10 no. 8, op. 10 no. 10, op. 25 no. 1, Scherzo no. 1 and 2, Mazurkas, Waltzes
C. Debussy, Feux d’artifice, preludes
J. Haydn, Sonate Hob. 16, 49 in E flat Major
F. Liszt, “Mephisto Wals”, etude de concert “Un sospiro”
F. Mendelssohn, Lieder ohne worte no. 3 and no. 8, Variations Sérieuses
W. A. Mozart, Piano sonatas: KV. 310 in A minor, KV. 545 in C Major, KV. 332 in F Major
S. Rachmaninov, etude Op. 33 no. 6
M. Ravel, Miroirs, Une Barque sur l’Ocean, Alborada del Gracioso, Tombeau de Couperin, Menuet and Toccata.

Concerto with piano and orchestra:

W. A. Mozart, piano concerto no. 12 KV 4
D. Shostakovich, piano concerto no. 2
F. Liszt, piano concerto no. 1 in E flat Major

If you are interested in working with Samuel, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.


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