Welcome on the website of PianoFest Sint-Niklaas, held from 15 till 17 March 2019.

This festival combines masterclasses for young talented pianists with concerts of nationally and internationally renowned artists, all this for very attractive prices.

This year PianoFest invites no less then 2 times a first prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, as well as many laureates of that same competition. Artist of the year in France Bruno Philippe, master pianist Mi-Joo Lee from South-Korea, the 4 musical brothers Van de Velde and many other musicians from over 20 different countries.


The last day of this 3-day festival will be a huge event: several pianoconcerti will be performed and at the end the rarely performed concerto for 4 pianos and orchestra will conclude the festival.

All information  regarding the festival, including the link to the box office, can be found on this website.

We hope to meet you then!


Friday 15th of March, 8 pm, Stadsschouwburg

Opening Concert with Yuzuko Horigome (1st Prize Queen Elisabeth Competition), Bruno Philippe (Laureate Queen Elisabeth Competition), Yannick Van de Velde  & Nicolas Dupont.

Saturday 16th of March, 3 pm, De Salons

Talents from Belgium: Contemporary composers talking about their works.

With Annelies Buyens & Erik Desimpelaere 

Saturday 16th of March, 8 pm, Stadsschouwburg

Mi-Joo Lee (South Korea) is one of the top pianists in the world. In 1 year, she won 3 (!) international prestigious prizes: Queen Elisabeth Competition, Viotti Piano Competition and Tokyo Piano Competition.

Don't miss her!

Sunday 17th of March, 3 pm, De Salons

During 3 days, young talented pianists from all over the worlds will have the unique opportunity to work with 5 renowned pedagogues: Vitaly Samoshko, Klaus Hellwig, Bernd Goetzke, Mi-Joo Lee, Jozef De Beenhouwer

Sunday 17th of March, 7 pm, Stadsschouwburg

An unique concert with 4 grand pianos on stage and a professional orchestra!

The 4 musical brothers Van de Velde will return to their homecity to share the stage with soloists Amélie Dendal (India/België), Hugh Desmond (USA), Madelene Berg (Noorwegen) en Roeland Henkens.

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NB: entrance to the Masterclasses & Concert Introductions are free of charge

PianoFest is spreaded on 3 full days
and features more than 10 activities!

To enjoy our festival on site, we made a interesting deal with Hotel Ibis where you can stay at a discount rate!
For more information, feel fre to contact us.

Ibis Hotel
Sint-Niklaas Centrum


Address : Hemelaerstraat 2,                       9100 - Sint-Niklaas

Phone : +32 3 231 31 41


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