Musician. Trumpet player. Composer

From her earliest years, Anne Vandewalle finds in the piano a reflection of her sensitive and poetic personality. She finishes her academic music studies with the "regeringsmedaille'-prize. At age sixteen, she finishes second at the Andre Dumortier competition for her interpretation of a Prokofiev sonata.

 

She then obtains her first prize in piano at the Royal Brussels Conservatory, and first prize in chamber music, both with great distinction. During this time she also studies with Eugene Galand, who introduces her to Russian music.

 

Anne gains her Master’s in music at the Brussels Royal Conservatory with Aleksandar Mazdar. It is in Italy that she completes her Master's degree with Maestro Agostini and performs concerts as a soloist and chamber music player at the Palazzo Rei in Bologna.

 

In 2014, she obtains her second specialised Master's degree with great distinction at the Royal Conservatory of Liège with Marie-Paule Corniaand Jean Schils.

 

She participates in Masterclasses with VIctor Chestopal (Russia), Evelyne Brancart (USA), Jean-François Anonioli (Switzerland), Claude Bessmann (France). 

 

She takes part in the improvisation courses of saxophonist Fabrizio Cassol and creates several compositions for the ensemble.

 

Anne Vandewalle collaborates with choreographers, actors and painters in creating exhibitions, including in Germany (Berlin), Switzerland (Neuchâtel) and Belgium (Brussels, Charleroi, Antwerp..)

 

She was approached by film director Fabienne Godet to interpret pieces by Schubert and Chopin for the feature film “Une place sur la terre” with Benoît Pœlvoorde, which was premiered in September 2013.

 

Anne has played on stages in Luxembourg, Austria, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland ... and  regularly performs as a soloist in Belgium.

 

Recently she was invited to perform Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto with different orchestras in Leuven (cond. E. Saveniers) and Wavre (cond. G. Auvray) and in 2016 in Visé with the orchestra (Jean-Noël Hamal) in the 1st concerto of Tchaïkovsky (cond. R. Smeets).

 

In 2015 her show "La féerie au piano", a recital presented by herself and with original projections in extracts of the 'nutcracker', 'Cinderella' and 'Romeo and Juliet' was selected by the Propulse Festival in Brussels.

From 2017 on she plays in a duet with violinist Edward Van Baelen. They performed several times throughout Belgium and abroad.