For the fourth Research café, Antwerp’s Royal Conservatoire will be hosting the Portuguese pianist and researcher Paulo De Assis for an innovative and highly individual version of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. He plays many of the 33 variations on the piano and the contemporary composers Paolo Galli, Bart Vanhecke, Tiziano Manca and Juan Parra Cancino have written adaptations for chamber ensemble.
This Research Café is part of the ‘Cadenza #1: Mozart and his Time’ project week, which is on from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 March 2015. All the forces of the Royal Conservatoire are being mobilised in support of Mozart’s masterly oeuvre and those of his contemporaries. You can expect an extremely varied range of enthralling concerts, workshops, talks, masterclasses, performances and exhibitions, with contributions and assistance from such leading international specialists as Riccardo Minasi, Christoph Dangel, Clive Brown, Frank Agsteribbe and Koen Kessels.
Organised by the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp
In association with deSingel international arts campus, the Orpheus Institute and the HERMESensemble