Vrijdag 12 maart 2021
Recital van Stéphanie Salmin
Belgian pianist Stéphanie Salmin graduated with highest distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Mons, the Hochschule der Künste in Bern (solo diploma), and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. She studied successively with F.Dupont, D.Ouziel, and A.Madzar and benefits from the advice of T.Evdokimova, D. Lively, AR El Bacha, B. Engerer, E. Leonskaja, M.Beroff, F.T’Song, P. Anderszewsky.
She was the first prize winner of several competitions such as the Grand Concours International de Piano (Paris), the Young Talent Competition (Manage), the André Dumortier Competition (Leuze), the Belfius Classics Competition (Brussels), and the Excellentia Competition (Brussels). She was also elected by her city as “Namuroise of the Year” and was awarded the Thirionet Fund.
Stephanie also won numerous awards with Duo Solot, which performed extensively for 10 years. The Duo was the winner of the 2010 International Four-Hand Piano Competition of Valberg (France). In 2016, the Duo won the Audience Prize at the Festival des Nouveaux Talents in Villers-sur-Mer (France) and won the Youth Prize at the Piano Competition in Evian (France) for the show ‘Cinéma à quatre mains’ .
Stéphanie has performed with several Belgian orchestras, including the Flemish Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Sturm und Klang Orchestra, the Namur Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre des Etudiants du Conservatoire de Mons, the Young Belgian Strings, the Namur Chamber Choir, and also abroad with the UK based Academy of St Martin in The Fields, the European Musicians Orchestra, and the Bern Philharmonic Orchestra.
She regularly gives concerts in Belgium, France, Switzerland, England, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Korea, Poland and has recorded several recitals for Musiq3 and Klara radio.
Her discography includes four critically acclaimed CDs on the Pavane label: a solo disc with Schumann’s Carnival op. 9 and the Prelude, Aria, and Final by César Franck; two discs with Duo Solot, featuring transcriptions and excerpts from operas by Rossini and the transcription of Dvorak’s New World Symphony; and an all Weinberg disc featuring pieces for trio and duo with musicians Romain Dhainaut and Sadie Fields, which has been chosen as BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Chamber Music Disc of the Month’ for January 2020.
Stéphanie Salmin teaches piano at the Balthasar-Florence Conservatory in Namur.