‘Eric understands the real sense of art. His approach has a direct connection to our universe and all the unknown’.
Recently he completed WALKING UP THE MOUNTAIN TRACK, a book on the parallels between music making and the teachings of Zen Buddhism. The book, a result of more than two decades of research, was favorably received by leading musicians and critics / ALEXANDER GAVRYLYUK: ‘An eye-opening reminder of what is truly important. A real bible for any musician’. / HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD: ‘A wonderful and precious book’ / BORIS BERMAN: ‘Very interesting and thought-provoking’.
Eric Schoones (1960) is a noted Dutch musicologist, pianist and writer.
Eric Schoones has been teaching piano for decades and recently he was invited to lecture and teach at theUniversity of Chengdu in China. He also lectured at the Imola Piano Academy in the Netherlands.
He has published extensively on music over the last 35 years, contributing regularly to music magazines likeInternational Piano and European Piano Teachers Association, and he is the editor-in-chief of PIANIST, amagazine published in seven countries in a German and a Dutch edition. PIANIST also publishes twice a yearThe World of Piano Competitions, developed in close cooperation with the Alink-Argerich Foundation andPiano Street. www.pianist-magazin.de
Russian pianist Ilya Itin speaks about Nikolai Medtner's Op. 38 & 39 "Forgotten Melodies", prior to a performance of the same pieces.
This first event of MIPFA academic year 20/21 premieres our virtual platform —the first of many to come during this season!