Els Biesemans

Els Biesemans is a pianist, an organist, a chamber musician, and the initiator and director of  Zurich’s “Flügelschläge” fortepiano festival: Els Biesemans has explored many facets of  music in the course of her career. After studying in Leuven, the Belgian artist further developed her specialization in the multidimensional 18th– and 19th-century keyboard music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. With a performance repertoire ranging from medieval to modern music, Els Biesemans has won numerous international awards. She has won the Ciurlionis Competition in Vilnius and was awarded the Arp-Schnitger Prize at the Bremen Music Festival. Both in Switzerland and abroad, she performs as a soloist on the fortepiano, on the organ, and with her chamber music ensemble Elsewhere. Els  Biesemans is celebrated as a brilliant interpreter of famous composers, but also as a  discoverer of forgotten music.