“…die neben atemberaubender Virtuosität hohe Sensibilität, grosse Reichtum an Klangfarben und sicheres Stilgefühl vorgeführt hatten.” – Freier Schweizer Zeitung, 2017
Thomas Boodts began his musical studies at the age of 5 with the violin. After teachings from his father in piano he entered the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (Belgium) for piano. Thomas specialises in performance on historic instruments with his main focus on the early romantic repertoire. Thomas received lessons/masterclasses at the Piano Academy Imola (Italy) and after his studies at the Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy (Norway) with Leif Ove Andsnes and Christian Ihle Hadland and with Maciej Pikulski in Paris.
He is connected to the museum of musical instruments in Antwerp as ambassador/promotor. His own collection contains a Pleyel grand 1890 and a Pleyel grand from 1846, Girikowsky grand pianoforte 1827 (loan), Jan Van den Hemel after Silbermann 1747 (loan), Erard concert grand from 1850.
Thomas is also active in chamber music, regularly gives concerts at his home country and in Europe (Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Norway). As a pianist on historical instruments he made several recordings for restorations and musea.
Thomas worked on both contemporary and historical instruments, with among others Leif Ove Andsnes, Christian Ihle Hadland, Daniel Blumenthal, Mai Shigeoka, Vitaly Samoshko, Levente Kende, Eero Heinonen (Fin), Anton Kuerti, Claire Chevallier, Bart Van Oort, Polina Leschenko, Piero Rattalino, … As a very desired vocal accompanist, Thomas performed on lied workshops of world renowned artists among others Maciej Pikulski, Roger Vignoles, Christoph Prégardien, Malcolm Martineau, Christiane Karg,… and at the lied series Udo Reinemann of the opera house La Monnaie in Brussels, working with artists as Christine Schäfer, Barbara Bonney, Urszula Krieger, Christianne Stotijn, Thomas Oliemans, Joseph Middleton and many others. He works regularly for international auditions and voice competitions.
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