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Nicolas Callot, ’79

 

In 2004 he graduated from the Conservatory of Amsterdam under the guidance of the Russian pianist Mila Baslawskaja. He also took lessons with Elisabeth Leonskaja and Jan Wijn. 

Nicolas Callot won numerous National Competitions and was a Laureate of the Brahms Competition in Austria.

He performed with several important orchestras, culminating in his recent performance with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic under Philippe Herreweghe.

He released a solo-piano CD for the label Phaedra, and two CD's with his piano-duo partner Lucas Blondeel for the Warner Classics label.

www.callot-blondeel.be.

As a lied-accompanist he works regularly with Hendrickje Van Kerckhove. They made a recording with lieder and piano-solo works by Grieg for the label Phaedra (2017). 

In 2018 together with Bart Rodyns he recorded an LP and CD with works for harmonium and piano by C. Franck.

He is a member of the ensemble 'Meleas'.

Besides the modern piano he also performs on historical instruments.

Nicolas Callot teaches piano (Main Subject) and chamber-music at the Academy of Music and performing Arts of Tilburg (NL) and at the Kunsthumaniora Antwerp (BE).

He was assistant teacher of Mila Baslawskaja at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

In 2016 he travelled to China were he gave masterclasses in five different cities. In 2017 he gave masterclasses at the NTNU in Trondheim (Norway).

Besides his career as a pianist and teacher, he also works as a recording engineer and supervisor for different labels.