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Name: Hans Eijsackers
Skills: Accompanist, Arranger, Composer, Player, Soloist, Teacher
Address: Netherlands
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Hans Eijsackers was born on 15-2-1967 in The Hague. When he was 13 years old he won the first Rotterdamse Piano-Driedaagse and the Edith Stein Contest , nowadays called the Princess Christina Contest. He was the WINNER of the European Piano Contest in 1991. This contest lasted three weeks and took place in France and Germany with the Finale in Luxembourg. He played The Third Piano Concerto of S. Prokovief as his required work, and as his free choice he played The Second Piano Concerto of S. Rachmaninov with the R.T.L. Symphonie Orchestra under the direction of Jaques Mercier.

He also won the Special Prize as the best Singer accompanist. His Professors were: Koos Bons, Gerard van Blerk, Jan Wijn and György Sebök. (with him he also gave concerts during the musicfestival at the Swiss "Musikdorf" ERNEN. In 1992 Hans received his certificate Executive Musician, CUM LAUDE , at the Sweelinck Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam. In 1994 he was invited for a special Study at the Mozart Academy in Krakow. Then he did recitals in Poland, Budapest, Cornwall and New York City. Besides his work as a teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague he performed as Soloist, chamber musician and accompanied other musicians. He did concert tours in Italy, Russia and the Far East (Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan) etc. In 1993, as well as 1994 he received the ZILVEREN VRIENDENKRANS from the Royal Concert Hall with the baritone Geert Smits and the flutist Liesbeth Niesten.

At the same time he formed a steady duo with the mezzo-soprano Xenia Meijer. In 1998 he went on tour with Xenia Meijer and the baritone/saxophone player Hubert Claessens and played in the greatest European Concert Halls in a series called "RISING STARS". For this occasion he wrote the composition " EL BESO " for voice, saxophone and piano. The words were written by Julio Cortázar . At the World-Premiere on December 7, 1997 in Paris and the following concerts in Athens, Helsinki, Birmingham, Koln, Frankfurt and in Vienna, the Wiener Musikverein , the work received very positive reviews. Pianist of the HEXAGON ENSEMBLE He also works with: Eglio Battaglia, D.Fischer Dieskau, Placido Domingo, Robert Holl and Rudolf Jansen. Last season he played the piano concertos of F.LISZT, L.v.BEETHOVEN, W.A.MOZART, R.SCHUMANN and M.RAVEL. And also : Trio's of J.BRAHMS, F.MENDELSSOHN and the "Quatuor pour du Fin Temps" of O.MESSIAEN. Pianoconcerto F. LISZT with the W.S.O. from THORN conducting by HEINZ FRIESEN



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