both at the Conservatory of Brussels and at the University of
Louvain, Olivier De Spiegeleir is now famous for his intense
a recitalist around the world : he makes his musical presence
trough his concern for communicating quality feelings: Algeria,
Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great
Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Mexico, Panama,
Russia, Switzerland, USA, Chile, China, Qatar, Venezuela…
First Prize « Dexia Classics », he took part to several missions for the ‘Communauté Française de Belgique’, and to some important Festivals : Festival van Vlaanderen, Festival de Wallonie, Beethoven-Festival with the ’Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège’, Festival de l’Eté Mosan, Festival de Lasne, Festival de Fernelmont, Festival de Durbuy, Festival du Marais Chrétien (Paris), Ravello (Italy), Tirgu-Mures en Roumanie, Festival del Tempietto (Rome), Pro Piano (New York), Bucaramanga (Colombia)…
Olivier De Spiegeleir has given more than 500 solo recitals, numerous concerts with orchestras, and also made several public and studio recordings on the radio and the television.
Olivier De Spiegeleir often brilliantly comments on the pieces he « revives ». His repertoire ranges from Bach to Lutoslawski. His has recorded 7 CD (Beethoven, Liszt, Grieg, Debussy, Leduc …).
Olivier De Spiegeleir plays Beethoven’s complete set of 32 Sonatas, the complete set of Bagatelles and the 33 Diabelli Variations. “Commented piano recitals” : very few pianists speak to the public about the pieces they play.
Since a long time, Olivier excels in communicating and sharing emotions. But never by austere lectures or tricky analyzes: just a few simple words from the heart, with some poetic emotion and also important and interesting things about the pieces and the composers. The idea is to establish a living contact with the listener, allowing him to get in touch easily with the gorgeous world of piano music. With the pianist himself as the "professor”, the result becomes doubly interesting...
Olivier’s communicating skills make him extremely captivating and the success is unanimous!