Jan Michiels

Category:solist, muzikant
Izegem, 10.10.1966
Genre(s):Klassiek, 20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags
Actual/previous member of:Tetra Lyre


Jan Michiels plays a repertoire from Bach till today, combining styles in his programmes with a view to bringing new insights and exploring new horizons. Evidently contemporary music plays a crucial role and he is a fervent defender of new Flemish music to boot. He collaborated with composers such as Kurtág, Lachenmann, Spahlinger, Huber, Boesmans, Laporte, Swinnen, Brewaeys, Defoort, Vanhecke, etc. He took care of countless recordings and creations. Remarkable is also that Ligeti’s total oeuvre for piano belongs to his repertoire. As a soloist in contemporary music he performed with conductors such as P.Eötvös, K.Ono, H.Zender, J.Wood, L.Pfaff, A.Tamayo, E.Siebens, L.Zagrosek, S.Edwards, P.Rundel, S.Asbury. Jan Michiels also forms a piano duo with Inge Spinette and performs as a member of the Prometheus Ensemble or as partner of dance companies such as Rosas. He also teaches at the Conservatory of Brussels. One of his most important sources of inspiration is Nono’s “Prometeo… - a tragedia dell’ ascolto” from the vantage point of the piano repertoire.

Selective discography

Dvorak Antonin - Suite op. 98Dvorak Antonin - Suite op. 98 (2003)
Jan Michiels, Antonín Dvořák
Brahms Johannes - Frei aber EinsamBrahms Johannes - Frei aber Einsam (2003)
Roeland Hendrikx, Jan Michiels, France Springuel, Johannes Brahms
ConcertenConcerten (2002)
classical, Jazz
Con Spirito, Spiegel Strijkkwartet, Jan Michiels, Olla Vogala, Stevie Wishart
Festival van Vlaanderen Vlaams-Brabant 2002Festival van Vlaanderen Vlaams-Brabant 2002 (2002)
20th century
Jan Michiels, Ictus, Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Oxalys, Vlaams Radio Orkest, Igor Stravinsky
Brahms - LigetiBrahms - Ligeti (2001)
20th century, romanticism
Jan Michiels, Luc Bergé, Werner Dickel, György Ligeti, Johannes Brahms
Liszt - Via CrucisLiszt - Via Crucis (2001)
Jan Michiels, Franz Liszt
La FoliaLa Folia (2001)
romanticism, 20th century
Jan Michiels, Sergei Rachmaninov, Johannes Brahms, Ferruccio Busoni
Ligeti - GamelanLigeti - Gamelan (2001)
20th century
Jan Michiels, Gong Kebyar, György Ligeti
Désordre. Ligeti - Banda LindaDésordre. Ligeti - Banda Linda (2001)
21st century / contemporary
Jan Michiels, György Ligeti, Ongo Trogode
Albert RousselAlbert Roussel (2000)
20th century
Jan Michiels, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Tom Devaere, Albert Roussel, Fabrice Bollon

Author of

Teatro dell' AscoltoTeatro dell' Ascolto (2017)
Jan Michiels
Pianist Jan Michiels
Pianist Jan Michiels
Over moderne piano's en post-moderne pianisten
Over moderne piano's en post-moderne pianisten

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Robert Groslot - Concertos for Piano, Cello and HarpRobert Groslot - Concertos for Piano, Cello and Harp (2019)
20th century
Robert Groslot, Robert Groslot, Brussels Philharmonic
Claude Debussy / Marius ConstantClaude Debussy / Marius Constant (2018)
romanticism, 20th century
Lore Binon, Claude Debussy, Marius Constant, Yves Saelens, Pierre-Yves Pruvot, Tijl Faveyts, Angélique Noldus, Camille Bauer (...)
Luigi Nono / Paulo De AssisLuigi Nono / Paulo De Assis (2018)
20th century
Luigo Nono, Peter Rundel, Paulo de Assis, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Léo Warynski
Antonin Dvorák & Leos Janácek: Slavic SoulAntonin Dvorák & Leos Janácek: Slavic Soul (2017)
Jan Michiels, Antonín Dvořák, Leos Janácek
Duo Yin-Yang, Bohemian-Hungarian RhapsodyDuo Yin-Yang, Bohemian-Hungarian Rhapsody (2013)
Johannes Brahms, Yin-Yang Piano Duo, Antonín Dvořák
A guide to musical instruments (vol II) 1800-1950A guide to musical instruments (vol II) 1800-1950 (2013)
romanticism, Baroque, 20th century
Diverse uitvoerders, Paul Dombrecht, Diverse componisten, Octophoros, Jos van Immerseel, Ricercar Consort, Anima Eterna Brugge
MonumentMonument (2012)
20th century, romanticism, Baroque
Johann Sebastian Bach, Yin-Yang Piano Duo, Béla Bartók, György Kurtág
Cara Klara 3Cara Klara 3 (2006)
20th century, romanticism, classicism, Baroque, early music, opera
Diverse uitvoerders, Diverse componisten
Schönberg Arnold - Verklärte NachtSchönberg Arnold - Verklärte Nacht (2004)
20th century
Prometheus Ensemble, Arnold Schönberg

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News:Jan Michiels wordt doctor in de kunsten (17.03.2011)
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