| Lionel Bams

Piano




Lionel Bams is unmistakably a poet of the piano, a magician of colors endowed with a vast sound pallet.

Its vaste sensibility and its listening skills are worth to him the reputation of an brilliant chamber-music player.

| In brief

● Graduated with Master of Piano and Chamber music from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels’ Dutch section, taught by Aleksandar Madzar
● Graduated in counterpoint, fugue and chamber music with distinction
● Specialised in vocal accompaniment and masterclasses at the invitation of Udo Reinemann with some famous accompanists such as Helmut Deutsch, Roger Vignoles, Hartmut Höll, Mitsuko Shirai, Françoise Pollet
● Graduated as a concert accompanist with a first class degree, taught by Irwin Gage in Saarbrücken

| His references

● Appeared at the Lille Opera, the “Palais des Beaux-Arts”, the Royal Theatre of ‘la Monnaie’ and Flagey Hall in Bruxelles
● Invited to the “Festival de Wallonie” and the “Festival de Flandre”
● Member of the Trio Triphylos
● Recorded a CD of chamber music and the works of Albert Huybrecht under Cyprès records

The pianist Lionel Bams constantly poetic

Magazine Classica

| His biography

Lionel Bams (1982) obtained his diplomas in piano and chamber music from the Royal Conservatories of Liège and Brussels, under the tutelage first of Jean Schils, next of Marie-Paule Cornia and followed by Aleksandar Madzar.

Besides the study of counterpoint, fugue and chamber music, for which he also has first class degrees, Lionel is rapidly becoming a specialist in vocal accompaniment.

For five years, he attended several series of master classes at the invitation of Udo Reinemann. These were with Helmut Deutsch, Roger Vignoles, Rudolf Jansen, Wolfram Rieger, Julius Drake, Hartmut Höll, Konrad Richter, Wolfgang Holzmair, Mitsuko Shirai, Françoise Pollet, Edith Wiens, Elly Ameling, Robert Holl, Rudolf Piernay and Felicity Lott.

He also attended an international summer programme at the prestigious Franz Schubert Institute of Vienna. Most recently, he obtained his diploma of concert accompanist, with first class honours, under the tutelage of Irwin Gage in Saarbrücken (Germany).

Lionel can be heard, amongst others, in recitals during festivals (Les Heures Romantiques in Touraine, Les Journées Romantiques du Vaisseau Fantôme in Paris, Le Festival de Wallonie and the Festival van Vlaanderen) and in prestigious concert halls (Opéra de Lille and Abbaye de Royaumont in France; Centre for Fine Arts, Theatre Royal of la Monnaie, Flagey and the Maison Arsonic de Mons in Brussels; Nagoya in Japan.)

His favoured repertoire is 19th century Lied and Melody, with numerous concerts under his belt, but he also has a penchant for chamber music in various ensembles. He has collaborated with other well known artists to perform piano duets and Sonatas, and most recently he founded the Trio Triphylos with which he performed at the Mendelssohn Festival in Brussels.

A passionate defender of quality Belgian repertoire, Lionel has recorded works of chamber music and the complete melodic works of Albert Huybrechts for Cyprès.

His passion for contemporary music has led to him performing works by renowned composers such as Benoît Mernier and Bernard Focroule.