BIOGRAPHY

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Born in Luxembourg in 1988, Sabine Weyer is a pianist who has been consistently praised by the international press over the last few years. Trained at first in her home country (Prix Supérieur at the Conservatory of Esch-sur-Alzette in 2007), then in France (CRR in Metz, prix de perfectionnement à l’unanimité du jury in the class of Bernard Lerouge in 2007) and finally in Brussels (Koninklijk Conservatorium, postmaster diploma in the class of Serbian pianist Alexandar Madzar), Weyer embarked on an international career at the end of her studies and continues to surprise listeners with the intensity, richness and clarity of her playing. She has recorded four albums, all praised by critics and recipients of awards (Supersonic Award for ‘Bach to the future’, Pasticcio prize from the Austrian radio ORF for ‘A light in the dark’, nominations for International Classical Music Awards and Opus Klassik in Germany).

Guided by pianists such as Oxana Yablonskaya, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Vassil Guenov, Mario Patuzzi, Michel Béroff and Françoise Buffet-Arsenijevic, the young pianist has developed a strong musical personality, characterised by a tremendous sensitivity and a deep curiosity for the arts in general.

Her career as a concert pianist and chamber musician has brought Weyer all over the world: the Philharmonie in Berlin (with the Camerata Berlin in 2017), Tonhalle in Zurich (with Pavel Vernikov and the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester in 2018), the Shanghai Concert Hall in 2016, Salle Cortot in Paris in 2015, the Philharmonie de Luxembourg, the big hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Royal Albert Hall in London (for the prize ceremony of the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition where she won first prize).

Since 2015 Weyer has been a professor for piano at the Conservatory of Luxembourg-City, fulfilling her desire to pass on musical knowledge to younger generations. As a pedagogue, she has been invited to teach at masterclasses abroad including at the Scriabine Summer Academy in Italy, the Beijing Normal University in China and the European Summer Music Academy in Djakova/Kosovo.

Among her chamber music partners are celebrated musicians such as Aleksey Semenenko, Pavel Vernikov, Svetlana Makarova, Alena Baeva, Gary Hoffman, Yury Revich, Mindaugas Backus and Julien Beaudiment.

Very much engaged in the field of contemporary music, Weyer works regularly with some of the finest composers of our day, such as French composer Nicolas Bacri, whose works she regularly integrates into her concert programmes.

A passionate musician, Weyer is intuitive and sensitive with an affinity for making new discoveries. Her playing often speaks to the heart of her listeners thanks to her mature reflections and deep poetic sensitivity.

 

Chronology

 

EDUCATION

1995-2007 Conservatoire de la Ville D’Esch-sur Alzette Prix Supérieur de piano

2004-2007        Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Metz (France), class of B. Lerouge, Médaille d’or in piano performance in 2006, Prix de perfectionnement à l’unanimité du jury in 2007

2003-2007        Private coaching with Vassil Guenov, in Belgium

2007-2009        Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (Belgium), class of D. Blumenthal, Bachelor diploma

2009-2012        Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (Belgium), class of A. Madzar, Master diploma 

2012-2013        Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (Belgium), class of A. Madzar, Postgraduate Diploma in piano performance

2013-2014.       Private school in Coimbra (Portugal) with Aquiles Delle Vigne

Studies include also education in:  chamber music, harmony, sight-reading, counterpoint, analysis, history of music, history of culture, organ

Studies include also masterclasses with pianists such as: Paul Badura-Skoda, Vitaly Samoshko, Jury Margulis, Mario Patuzzi, Oxana Yablonskaya, Karl-Heinz Käemmerling, Norma Fisher, Michel Béroff, Françoise Buffet-Arsenijevic

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-2015        Woluwé Saint-Lambert (B), Ecole Tchaikovsky, professor of piano

2015-        Conservatoire de la Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg (L), professor of piano

MASTERCLASSES TAUGHT

2011                 Piano Masterclass for students of the Conservatory in Saint-Avold (France)

2016 Piano Masterclass at the Beijing Normal University (China)/ International Music Week
2018 Piano Masterclass in Djakova (Kosovo), European Summer Music Academy
2019 Piano Masterclass in Italy, Accademia Internazionale di Grosseto

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS

2015 Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition (1. Prize), London Royal Albert Hall

2018 CD Nomination for the ICMA (International Classical Music Awards)

2018                 Supersonic Award by « Pizzicato » for « Bach to the future »

2019                 CD Nomination for the Opus Klassik (German CD Prize) for « A light in the dark »

2019                 « A light in the dark » wins the Pasticcio Prize from Austrian radio ORF

DISCOGRAPHY

  • 2015: IMAGES (Rameau-Debussy) Orlando Records, Paladino Media, Vienna
  • 2016: BACH-MENDELSSOHN, Camerata Berlin/ Olga Pak, Ars Produktion, Germany
  • 2017: BACH TO THE FUTURE, works by J.S.Bach and transcriptions by A.Siloti, F.Busoni, C. Saint-Saëns, Ars Produktion Germany
  • 2018: A LIGHT IN THE DARK, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie/Erich Polz, D. Shostakovich Festive Ouverture op.96 , Pianoconcerto N.2 op.102, Symphony N.9 op.70, Ars Produktion Germany
  • Future project : 2021 MIASKOVSKY-BACRI, Ars Produktion Germany

PERFORMANCES

  • ORCHESTRAS: National Orchestra of Ukraine (Kiev), Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Herford (Germany), Summer Orchestra Luxembourg, Nuove Musiche (France), Landestheater Trier (Germany), Estro Armonico Luxembourg, National Orchestra of Kosovo, Berliner Camerata
  • CONDUCTORS:  Carlo Jans, Erich Polz, Wouter Padberg, Aurelien Bello, Eric Lederhandler, Nathalie Marin, Valentin Uryupin
  • IMPORTANT CONCERTS VENUES: Berlin Philharmonie, Luxembourg Philharmonie (Chamber Music Hall), Salle Cortot Paris, Royal Albert Hall London, Beijing Normal University concert hall, Philharmonie am Gasteig Munich (Germany), Acropolis Museum Athens (Greece), Palazzo della Cancelleria Rome (Italy), Shanghai Concert Hall (China), Arete Gallery New York (USA), Pianosalon Christofori Berlin (Germany), Tonhalle Zurich (Switzerland)
  • CHAMBER MUSIC PARTNERS: Pavel Vernikov (violin), Gary Hoffman (cello), Dimitri Maslennikov (cello), François Pineau-Benois (violin), Yury Revich (violin), Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds (violin), Virginie Constant (cello), Gary Hoffman (cello), Johanna Peiler (cello), Marion Borgel (violin), Anne Philippot (violin), Julien Beaudiment (flute), Tineke van Ingelgem (soprano), Elena Tanase (soprano), Sandrine Cantoreggi (violin), Kenta Uno (cello), Svetlana Makarova (violin), Aleksey Semenenko (violin), Alena Baeva (violin), Maria Solozobova (violin)

REVIEWS 

  • « Luxemburgish pianist Sabine Weyer fully convinces with virtuoso and sonorous Bach performances, and her Mendelssohn is brilliant in the outer movements while very sensitive and delicate in the slow movement…“ Alain Steffen, Pizzicato
  • « Sabine Weyer is a rising star of the piano world. » Loll Weber, Luxemburger Wort
  • We found this evening in SABINE WEYER the thoughtful, distinguished, suggestive musician, in search of a precise articulation and a refined phrasing, which proved to be in right relation with the specific requirements of the scores »  Loll Weber, Luxemburger Wort, after her recital on Oct. 26th, 2015 at the Philharmonie de Luxembourg 
  • « The brightest of a new generation of Luxembourgish pianists! » International Piano Magazine Jan-Feb 2016