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Xavier Everaert

Sunday January 26, 2025 @ 15h00

Pianist, composer, teacher, 1st prize from the Conservatoire Supérieur de Bruxelles.

Xavier Everaert began his musical career at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montargis, where he received early training in basso continuo. This teaching, based on a harmonic reading of scores, enabled him to approach improvisation.

He went on to take master classes with international pianists such as Wilfrid Humbert, Nadine Wright and Théodore Paraskivesco.

After obtaining a law degree, he continued his musical studies at the Conservatoire de Musique d’Orléans, where he studied with Daniel Benzakoun. He graduated with four first prizes.

His meeting with Master Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Bruxelles was a turning point in his musical and artistic life. His introduction to the Marie Jaëll technique (teacher, disciple of Franz Liszt) gave him access to an extraordinary pianistic universe.
He performed in France and abroad (“Doushenka” Festival, “Piano Fantaisie”, Aix-en-Provence Festival, winner of the “Strade del Cinema” international film music competition in Italy). In 2008, he founded the O.C.L. (Orchestre de Chambre du Loiret), which he conducts from the piano, notably in Mozart concertos during a series of concerts.
Passionate about composition and teaching, Xavier Everaert writes in a direct, contemporary style. The “Henry Lemoine” publishing house has already published two volumes of his compositions entitled
“En dehors des chemins”.
In July 2023, he was one of 12 composers selected worldwide to take part in a residency at Vienna’s Musikverein with Maestro Samuel Adler and composer John Roche. His orchestral works were a great success at the Vienna Music Festival. This success opened the doors to the prestigious Universal Edition publishing house, based in Vienna and New York.
“I write from the heart, not with a slide rule. My works are emotional bubbles that engrave a moment of my life on music paper.
Xavier Everaert currently teaches piano and composition at the Casablanca and Rabat International Conservatories of Music and Dance.

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Program

Minimalist? Post-minimalist? Behind these two names evoking an idea of simplicity lies a protean music. They stem from the disgust felt in the 1960s by a number of American composers who were fed up with music that didn't touch them in the gut. So they - Steve Reich, Terry Riley, La Monte Young, Philip Glass and a few others - decided to keep things simple.

I belong to this current of composers who want to make music that is anchored in the 21st century and communicates a form of emotion. We call it New Consonant Music.

My transfigurations for piano are highly imagined pieces, defined in a virtual world. Some were created out of a dream...

Partie I « En dehors des chemins »

Idylle / Without you

Valse en do min. / Prélude et choral

Nocturne nº1 / Song for Abi

Renaissance / Allegro appassionato

Partie II « Transfigurations »

12 transfigurations

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