Frederic Voorn is active in several musical areas. Born and lives in Amsterdam, he is a concert pianist and a composer. He writes articles for numerous music magazines, conducts three choirs and made programs for Dutch Radio 4, including his own program Pianistenuur, which was broadcasted every Saturday for twelve years.
As a pianist Frederic Voorn has given concerts on four continents, performing both on modern and historical instruments. He was a laureate of the Frank Martin International Music Competition and was invited to perform at several international music festivals, such as the Tibor Varga Festival (Sion, Switzerland), the Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival (Kuopio, Finland), Antverpiano (Antwerp, Belgium) and the International Festival of Chamber Ensembles (Kazan, Russia). He gave concerts in major halls like the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Tonhalle in Zürich and was a soloist with several orchestras, such as the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, the Messiah Festival Orchestra in America and the St. Michael Strings in Finland. In 2017 in Vancouver, Canada, he gave the world premiere of his own Piano Concerto with conductor Bujar Llapaj and the West Coast Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, Frederic Voorn has been active since 2005 and his works, written for different settings, are performed regularly.
Frederic Voorn has given masterclasses in America, Canada, Indonesia and Russia and was a jury member at several competitions, such as the 8th Concours International de Piano Adilia Alieva in Gaillard, France and the 5th Geelvinck Fortepiano Competition in Amsterdam. For record label Ezra Classics, he has recorded several CD’s and in 2016 the CD La forêt perdue appeared, dedicated to his own piano music.
Frederic Voorn studied piano at the conservatories of Amsterdam and Utrecht with Jan Marisse Huizing, Jan Wijn and Hakon Austbö. After receiving his performing arts degree, he continued his studies in London with Peter Feuchtwanger and in Moscow with Lev Naumov and Youri Levin.
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