B i o g r a p h y
Belgian born pianist Aaron Wajnberg rapidly became one of the most sought after Lieder pianists of his generation, celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence, and consummate artistry.
Next season’s engagements include appearances with, among others, Rolando Villazón, Sir Bryn Terfel, Ian Bostridge, Samuel Hasselhorn, Pumeza Matshikiza, Olga Peretyatko, Jeanine De Bique, Sophie Karthäuser & Charlotte Wajnberg.
In 2011, he made his Carnegie Hall debut and has performed 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, Opéra de 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.
He has established himself as a chamber musician in high demand, played concerts with the Russian violinist Artiom Shishkov as well as with Marc Sabbah, Annelien Van Wauwe, Julien Hervé, Roman Patocka, Maciej Pikulski, 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, James Newby (rising star series), Samuel Hasselhorn, Matthew Rose, Héloise Mas, Edith Wiens, Maxim Mikhailov, Charlotte Wajnberg, Ferdinand von Bothmer, Thomas Allen, Sergei Leiferkus, Gary Jankowski, Danylo Matviienko, Wilfried Van den Brande, Yuriy Hadzetsky, Sooyeon Lee and he was an accompanist at the International Queen Elisabeth Competition for Voice in Brussel, 2018.
He studied at the Royal Antwerp Conservatoire with L. Kende, at the Royal Ghent Conservatoire with V. Samoshko and continued with L. Margarius & V. Makarov.
He specialized as a Lieder pianist with J.P Vanden Driessche, J. De Beenhouwer & L. Van Deyck in Antwerp, with H. Deutsch in Vienna and R. Vignoles in London.
Widely acclaimed for his interpretations of the music of our time, he gave world premiere performances of work by A. Besses, R. Groslot, A. Van Parys, as well as the Belgian premiere of songs by Iain Bell, together with R. Villazon at BOZAR in Brussels.
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 & piano at the Royal Antwerp Conservatoire.
Since 2019, Aaron Wajnberg has been the artistic director of Antwerp LiedFest.