„Lucas Blondeel is the brilliant soloist, injecting the keyboard part with just the right amount of expressive freedom“ BBC Music Magazine 1/2020
At only four years of age, Lucas Blondeel began to make music on an early 19th century fortepiano that stood for sale in his parent’s art gallery. After his studies at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, he moved to Berlin to study with Professor Klaus Hellwig at the Universität der Künste, where he graduated with the Konzertexamen. Lucas Blondeel spent many years studying historical performance and fortepiano with Jos Van Immerseel, Bart Van Oort and Malcolm Bilson. He performs on historical as well as on modern instruments.
He won prizes in international competition in Antwerp, Geneva, Zurich, Berlin and Cincinnati and performed in most European countries, the United States, China, Japan and Singapore. His passion for Lieder was rewarded with the prize for best Lied accompanist at the La Voce Competition of the Bavarian Radio in Bayreuth.
His recordings include the Schubert Impromptus (Klara), Für Marianne with music by Haydn (Cyprès), chamber music by Albert Huybrechts (Cyprès), Lieder by Schubert, Strauss and Mahler with bass-baritone Werner Van Mechelen (Phaedra), piano duets by Schubert and Schumann with Nicolas Callot, recorded on a historical fortepiano by Conrad Graf from 1826 (Warner), works for clarinet and piano by Weinberg and Prokofiev with Annelien Van Wauwe (Genuin) and Haydn’s D-Major concerto on fortepiano with Le Concert d’Anvers under Bart Van Reyn (Fuga Libera). His concerts and recordings are broadcasted regularly by Klara, Musiq3, NL4, France Musique, HR2, Bayern4, SWR2, BBC3…
From 2012 to 2019, he taught a piano and fortepiano class at the Akademie für Tonkunst in Darmstadt. He gives regular masterclasses in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, China and Italy. In April 2018 he was appointed professor for piano and fortepiano at the Universität der Künste Berlin.
Lucas Blondeel & Christianne Stotijn
Robert & Clara Schumann