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Peter van Hove

Peter van Hove

Peter van Hove is a Belgian pianist who excels in chamber music, performing widely as a soloist and as a recording artist.

Peter Vanhove is a Belgian pianist who studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and the Conservatory of Maastricht.

He obtained a First Prize for piano and chamber music, as well as a Masters degree and the ‘Performance Diploma’ in piano. His teachers were Jean Brouwers, Daniel Blumenthal, Jo Alfidi and Frans Van Beveren. He was a graduate of the Axion Classics Contest, organized by Dexia Bank, and was also awarded the ‘P.J.Van Paesschen’ Prize. In 1997 he became the first-classified finalist of the ‘Concorso Pianistico Europeo’ in Ostuni (Italy), where Lazar Berman was chairman of the jury. During the same year he won the first prize of the ‘Concorso Internazionale per giovani interpreti’ (Switzerland). He also received a special ‘Brahms Prize’ at the ‘Concorso Internazionale Città di Lodi’ (Italy). His first recording ‘Flemish Romantic and Impressionist Piano Music’ was enthusiastically acclaimed by the press.

He has performed recitals at numerous festivals (Dubrovnik, Hvar, Sarajevo, etc.) and has also toured the Middle-East (Jerusalem, Nablus, Ramallah and Bethlehem).

With regard to his activities in the field of chamber music, Peter performs together with his brother Theo, a solo clarinettist in the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, and forms a piano duo with pianist Jan Vande Weghe.