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Joop Celis

Joop Celis (born 1958) teaches Piano and Chamber Music in the Classical Music department of Conservatorium Maastricht. He also teaches at the Lemmens campus of the LUCA School of Arts in Leuven, Belgium. He is a guest lecturer at Fontys Conservatorium in Tilburg (the Netherlands) and regularly teaches masterclasses abroad in Belgium, Portugal and Asia.

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Jeroen Riemsdijk

Jeroen Riemsdijk (born 1962) is a concert pianist, chamber musician, teacher, researcher and writer. He regularly performs as soloist and with leading artists in prestigious concerts halls, at festivals and in the recording studio. Riemsdijk is the artistic director of Masters on Stage and previously of the Altembrouck series in Belgium. He has premiered and commissioned many new works.

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Katia Veekmans

At the age of sixteen Katia Veekmans-Cieszkowski made her debut as a soloist with the ‘Limburgs Symphonie Orkest’ in the Netherlands. Since then she has given numerous concerts at international stages.

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Igor Roma

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Studying piano at Conservatorium Maastricht means spending a number of years engrossed in the most beautiful classical pieces of music. There are practical challenges as well: playing with singers, practising chamber music intensively, taking part in projects. There should also be scope for your own extracurricular projects and projects with other students. Our piano teachers are all-round professionals who will prepare you thoroughly for a life in music.

Admission

General admission requirements

Specific admission requirements Piano

    Admission requirements Bachelor's programme:

    • Polyphony: choice of a Three-part Invention, a few movements from a Suite or a Prelude and Fugue from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier by J.S. Bach.
    • Two technical études at a minimum level of difficulty of C. Czerny études Op. 740, études Op. 299 (from No.10), M. Clementi ‘Gradus ad Parnassum’, J.B.Cramer/Bülow ’60 ausgewählte Etüden’, or similar études of the same or a higher level (Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Scriabin…).
    • One Classical sonata, of which two movements of contrasting tempo must be played.
    • Two recital pieces from different style periods.

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