Robert Groslot

Category:solist, muzikant, dirigent, docent, componist
1951
Genre(s):Klassiek, populair / licht klassiek
Instrument(s):piano

Biography

Robert Groslot is an accomplished composer, conductor and pianist acquainted with many genres and styles. As a composer he is best known for his mastery of orchestral texture as well as his distinctive colored and rhytmical challenging writing.

His work catalogue includes many major orchestral pieces as well as solo and chamber music works. Important works are Rainfall on Pink City, Black Venus, The Great Globe (all three commissions), Si le Monde... and a series of sixteen concertos for solo instruments and orchestra. In addition to works for the traditional concerto instruments - piano, violin and cello, Robert Groslot didn’t hesitate to write concertos for saxophone, harp, piccolo, flute, oboe, marimba, euphonium, guitar, english horn, trumpet, organ and double bass. These concertos are one by one very challenging and inspirational pieces for the performer, and are written in a personal and accessible style.

As a guest-conductor he worked with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster National Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and many others. He is the founder and conductor of the orchestra II Novecento which he conducts in concerts throughout Europe, such as the “Night of the Proms”.

He collaborated with top soloists both from the classical scene and the pop scene and has performed for more than 10.000.000 visitors in total. Soloists include Daniel Blumenthal, Wayne Marshall, José Van Dam, Ole Edvard Antonsen, France Springuel, Sandra Schwarzhaupt, Jan Michiels, Manuel Barrueco, Steven Mead and others, as well as well-known pop artists such as Joe Cocker, James Brown, Sting, Toto, Andrea Bocelli, Zucchero and many more.

Robert Groslot has begun his career as a pianist. After winning the Alessandro Casagrande Competition (Terni, 1974) and becoming laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels, 1978), he was regulary invited as a soloist and chamber musician. Robert Groslot undertook concert trips in more than 20 countries in 4 continents and played over 60 different piano concertos, some of them creations. He also made many studio, radio and television recordings, as well as about 100 CD’s.

He worked as Professor of piano at several institutions: the Lemmens Institute, where he also founded and led the ensemble for contemporary music, the Utrecht Conservatory and almost his entire career also at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. The he was also appointed Artistic Director between 1995 and 2002, and during this period has put heavy emphasis on orchestral playing for all students, inspired by the successes of two national youth orchestras he grounded and led in the ‘90s.

 

Works: Werkenlijst Groslot.

 Scores: www.groslotmusic.com

 

 

Selective discography

Robert Groslot - Piano Concerto & Solo WorksRobert Groslot - Piano Concerto & Solo Works (2014)
21st century / contemporary
Jan Michiels, Robert Groslot, Robert Groslot, Il Novecento
Robert Groslot conducts his...Robert Groslot conducts his... (2013)
21st century / contemporary
Robert Groslot, De Koninklijke muziekkapel van de Belgische gidsen, Robert Groslot, Vlad Weverbergh, Steven Mead, Norbert Nozy, Peter Verhoyen, Carlo Willems (...)
Peter Cabus - Piano MusicPeter Cabus - Piano Music (2011)
20th century
Peter Cabus, Peter Cabus, Philibert Mees, Frans Truyts, Robert Groslot
Fontyn Jacqueline - Orchestral Works 2Fontyn Jacqueline - Orchestral Works 2 (2007)
20th century
Jacqueline Fontyn, Robert Groslot
Jacqueline Fontyn - Piano WorksJacqueline Fontyn - Piano Works (2006)
20th century
Robert Groslot, Daniel Blumenthal, Jacqueline Fontyn
Maurice DelageMaurice Delage (2004)
20th century
Lucienne Van Deyck, Aldo Baerten, Joris Van den Hauwe, Ronald Van Spaendonck, Sophie Hallynck, Thérèse Malengreau, Baudouin Giaux, Christiane Collienne (...)
Meesterlijk - pianoMeesterlijk - piano (2002)
classical
Robert Groslot, Eliane Rodrigues, Levente Kende, Claire Chevallier, Peter van der Koelen, Pascal Sigrist, Jozef De Beenhouwer, Ludwig Van Beethoven (...)
Compositieklas. Willem KerstersCompositieklas. Willem Kersters (2000)
20th century
Gaby Van Riet, Sophie Hallynck, Noëlle Schepens, Joris Van den Hauwe, Pieter Nuytten, Alain Craens, Koen Dejonghe, Wim Henderickx (...)
Frédéric Devreese - GeminiFrédéric Devreese - Gemini (1999)
20th century
Daniel Blumenthal, Robert Groslot, BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest, Frédéric Devreese, Walter Gillessen, Georges-Elie Octors, Fernand Terby, Frédéric Devreese (...)
Messiaen Olivier - Quatuor pour la fin du TempsMessiaen Olivier - Quatuor pour la fin du Temps (1998)
20th century
Walter Boeykens, Roel Dieltiens, Robert Groslot, Marjeta Korosec, Walter Boeykens Ensemble, Olivier Messiaen

Selectieve discografie als componist

Robert Groslot - Chamber Music for ClarinetRobert Groslot - Chamber Music for Clarinet (2014)
21st century / contemporary
Vlad Weverbergh, Robert Groslot, Christophe Pochet, Eline Pauwels, Sander Geerts, Peter Devos, Jan Michiels, Eline Groslot (...)
Robert Groslot - Piano Concerto & Solo WorksRobert Groslot - Piano Concerto & Solo Works (2014)
21st century / contemporary
Jan Michiels, Robert Groslot, Robert Groslot, Il Novecento
Groslot Robert - Works for flute & PiccoloGroslot Robert - Works for flute & Piccolo (2014)
21st century / contemporary
Peter Verhoyen, Robert Groslot, Eline Groslot, Stefan De Schepper, Heigo Rosin, Benjamin Dieltjens, Arco Baleno
Robert Groslot conducts his...Robert Groslot conducts his... (2013)
21st century / contemporary
Robert Groslot, De Koninklijke muziekkapel van de Belgische gidsen, Robert Groslot, Vlad Weverbergh, Steven Mead, Norbert Nozy, Peter Verhoyen, Carlo Willems (...)
De Markies van CarabasDe Markies van Carabas (2013)
21st century / contemporary
I Solisti del Vento, Robert Groslot, Francis Pollet
Robert Groslot - Il NovecentoRobert Groslot - Il Novecento (1996)
20th century
Il Novecento, Tom Devaere, Robert Groslot, Robert Groslot

Author of

Si le mondeSi le monde (2014)
Klassiek
Robert Groslot

Related Items

News:Een tien in Luister voor Robert Groslot en Philippe Herreweghe (13.05.2014)
Documents:Night of the Proms (book)
Si le monde (photo album)