Stephane Ginsburgh

Genre(s):20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags


Stephane Ginsburgh, a musician based in Brussels, has been praised for his daring and mature piano playing. He appears regularly in recitals and chamber music worldwide. He performed at important festivals such as Agora (Paris), Ars Musica (Brussels), Festival de Wallonie, Festival van Vlaanderen, Tzlil Meudcan Festival (Tel-Aviv), Festival Transit (Leuven), Milano Musica, Festival Next Wave (New York), Festival de Marseille, Festival Courtisane (Gent), Artefact Festival (Leuven), Festival Midis-Minimes (Brussels), Festival Loop (Brussels), Biennale Charleroi-Danse, Gentsche Feesten, Moscow Autumn Contemporary Music Festival, Les Nuits Botanique (Brussels), Quincena Musical (San Sebastián), Imatronic/Piano+ ZKM (Karlsruhe) and will perform in the future at Festival Musiq3 (Brussels), Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Ultima Oslo, Les Inattendues (Tournai), …

He dedicates much of his energy to contemporary music that he plays as well as the Classical repertoire. He collaborated with many composers such as Newton Armstrong, Vykintas Baltakas, Guy Barash, Philippe Boesmans, Renaud De Putter, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Fabian Fiorini, Christophe Guiraud, Panayiotis Kokoras, Pierre Kolp, György Kurtág, Philipp Maintz, Benoît Mernier, Stefan Prins, André Ristic, Frederic Rzewski, François Sarhan, Sabrina Schroeder, Matthew Shlomowitz and Juan Carlos Tolosa of whom he also premiered works. He regularly plays with the Ictus Ensemble under George-Elie Octors. He collaborated with choreographers such as Johanne Saunier (Joji Inc.), Anne Tersa De Keersmaeker (Rosas), Claudio Bernardo (As Palavras), Barbara Mavro (Roberta DC) and visual artists Peter Dowsnbrough and Kurt Ralske.

Stephane Ginsburgh recorded many CDs for Sub Rosa label (Feldman, Duchamp, Satie, Fafchamps) which recently published Back to… by Jean-Luc Fafchamps. He will record two pieces by David Toub for World Edition. His recording of Prokofiev’s complete piano sonatas will be published by Cypres Records.

After studying at the Conservatory, he worked with Paul Badura-Skoda, Claude Helffer, Jerome Lowenthal and Vitaly Margulis. He is a laureate of the Tenuto BRTN competition 1995 and has received the Pelemans Prize in 1999 from the Belgian composers union for his implication in performing Belgian contemporary music. In 1998, Stephane Ginsburgh co-founded SONAR (previously le Bureau des Arts), an active group of artists dedicated to different types of artistic expression and creation including music, dance and literature. His implication in concert organisation bears a strong political meaning as he insists on the necessity for artists to engage themselves into collective action. He teaches piano at the Royal Music Conservatory and at the Dalcroze Institute, both in Brussels. He studied philosophy at the Free University of Brussels (U.L.B.) and is pursuing a PhD in music at V.U.B./K.C.B. He has translated Uncommon People: Resistance, Rebellion and Jazz by Eric J. Hobsbawm into French for Aden Editions.

Selective discography

Renaud de Putter - IsRenaud de Putter - Is (2001)
20th century, soundtrack
Stephane Ginsburgh, Géry Cambier, Igor Semenoff, Geert De Bièvre, Nicolas Franco, Garth Knox, Renaud De Putter

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Stefan Prins - AugmentedStefan Prins - Augmented (2019)
21st century / contemporary
Nadar, Stefan Prins, Klangforum Wien