Jos van Immerseel

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As one of the pioneers of historical performance practice in Flanders, Jos van Immerseel needs little introduction. Besides playing historical keyboard instruments, he is a researcher, collector, teacher and conductor. Music in its many facets is central to his work and life. Nowadays, van Immerseel is back on stage more often as a soloist and chamber musician, mainly on instruments from his own collection.

His most recent piano solo recording is the triple CD ‘Le clavecin à Paris au XVIIIe siècle’ released in September 2023 by Channel Classics / Outhere. Before that, ‘Piano works of the young Beethoven’ appeared in 2020 (Alpha).

van Immerseel owns a unique collection of historical keyboard instruments, which accompany him at his concerts and CD recordings. Jos van Immerseel always strives to perform the music on the instruments that the composers knew in their time and that inspired them to write their compositions.

His programme offerings range from 18th century harpsichord music, over Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, to Debussy, Gershwin, Bartok, and others on keyboards by makers such as Clarke, Tröndlin, Erard, Bechstein.

With chamber music partners such as Thomas Bauer (baritone), he performs Schubert’s Song Cycles, and with pianist Ayako Ito works for piano four-hands by Schubert and works for two pianos by Debussy, Lutoslawski, Saint-Saëns, Poulenc and others.

In 2010, he received the Music Festival Prize of the City of Bremen, followed by the Klara Career Prize in 2018. By former Vice-President of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister of Culture Sven Gatz, he was awarded the highest distinction for his life’s work in the service of classical music in Flanders.