B i o g r a p h y
Belgian born pianist Aaron Wajnberg rapidly became one of the most sought after collaborative pianists of his generation after his performance as a vocal accompanist at the International Queen Elisabeth Voice Competition 2018.
This season’s engagements include appearances with, among others, Rolando Villazón, Samuel Hasselhorn, Matthew Rose & Charlotte Wajnberg.
In 2011, he made his Carnegie Hall debut and has performed worldwide ever since at major venues such as the Teatro Municipal Rio de Janeiro, Veronica Hagman Hall Danbury (Connecticut), Palau de les Arts Valencia, the Bayerische Staatsoper München, the Dutch National Opera, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Clara Schumann Saal Frankfurt, Crystall Hall Rogaska Slatina, Mozarteum Salzburg, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Rudolfinum Praag, Teatro Communale Bologna, Teatro Verdi Milano, Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle Lille, Ruse State Opera (Bulgaria), Baltasar Dias Municipal Theatre Funchal (Madeira), Kiev Philharmonic Hall, Elisabethzaal, Flemish Opera, DeSingel and AMUZ Festival van Vlaanderen (Antwerp), BOZAR, LaMonnaie, FLAGEY, Miry Concert Hall Ghent, Brussels Royal Conservatoire.
He has established himself as a chamber musician in high demand, played concerts with the Russian violinist Artiom Shishkov as well as Marc Sabbah, Julien Hervé, Roman Patocka, Maciej Pikulski, Dmytro Sukhovienko, Levente Kende, Matthew Barley and chamber music ensembles as the Quatuor Enesco and the Quatuor Danel among others.
He was the accompanist for international masterclasses and recitals by great singers such as Ann Murray, Matthew Rose, James Newby (rising star series), Samuel Hasselhorn, Héloise Mas, Edith Wiens, Maxim Mikhailov, Charlotte Wajnberg, Chen Reiss, Ferdinand von Bothmer, Thomas Allen, Sergei Leiferkus, Gary Jankowski, Danylo Matviienko, Yuriy Hadzetsky, Sooyeon Lee...
He studied at the Royal Antwerp Conservatoire with L. Kende, at the Royal Ghent Conservatoire with V. Samoshko and in Italy with L. Margarius.
He specialized as a Lieder pianist with H. Deutsch in Vienna and with R. Vignoles in London.
While continuing his busy playing career, Wajnberg is deeply committed to working with and coaching younger singers and pianists. He gives frequent masterclasses and workshops in New York, Paris and Frankfurt and is a professor of Lied at the Royal Antwerp Conservatoire.
He regularly performs contemporary music and has collaborated with composers such as L. Brewaeys, P. Boesmans, A. Besses and R. Groslot.
Since 2019, Aaron Wajnberg has been the general manager of Antwerp LiedFest & since 2020 the artistic director for the Opera Star Series.