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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 Fernando Gonzalez, 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, Samuel Hasselhorn, Tineke Van Ingelgem, Héloise Mas, Edith Wiens, Maxim Mikhailov, Charlotte Wajnberg, Lee Bisset, Chen Reiss, Liesbeth Devos, Stephanie Friede, Cairan Ryan, Ferdinand von Bothmer, Hanne Roos, Emma Char, Karen Vermeiren, Lubov Stuchevskaya, Thomas Allen, Sergei Leiferkus, Wilfried Van den Brande, Gary Jankowski, Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, Elise Caluwaerts, Stefan Cifolelli, Christianne Stotijn, Danylo Matviienko, Yuriy Hadzetsky, Sooyeon Lee...
He studied at the Royal Antwerp Conservatoire with Levente Kende and in Italy with Leonid Margarius. He specialized as a Lieder pianist with Helmut Deutsch in Vienna, with Maciej Pikulski in Paris and with Roger Vignoles in London.
Today he holds the Chair of the Piano Department at the Royal Antwerp Conservatoire and has been invited to give masterclasses in New York, Paris and Frankfurt.
He regularly performs contemporary music and has collaborated with composers such as L. Brewaeys, P. Boesmans, A. Besses and R. Groslot.
He made his debut CD for the Austrian label Salzburg Concert Records and will record for NAXOS the premiere of "The Intimacy of Distance" of Robert Groslot with the Brussels Philharmonic.
Since 2019, Aaron Wajnberg has been the artistic director of Antwerp LiedFest & since 2020 also for the Brussels OperaStars Series