“Pianist Hans Eijsackers turned supporting section into essential
participant responsible for every accomplishment.
Outstanding compatibility of
those two instruments, as well as sophisticated completeness, generated long
applause of the audience.” (Dubrovnik Festival)
“ Gleiche Daseinsberechtigung für Stimme und
Klavier” (Kissinger Sommer)
“we immediately knew we were in the hands of a superb pianist.
Eijsackers’ subtlety and panache gripped the audience from the first sinuous
Dutch pianist Hans Eijsackers was born in The Hague,
Holland. He won the first edition of the Rotterdam 3-Day Piano Competition and
the Princess Christina Competition when he was only 13 years old. He was winner
of the European Piano Competition in 1991 in Luxembourg also winning its
Special Prize for the best song accompaniment.
Hans studied with Koos Bons, Gerard van Blerk, Jan Wijn and
György Sebök. In 1992 he graduated at the Sweelinck Conservatory of Music in
Amsterdam. In 1994 he was invited to enter a special programme at the Mozart
Academy in Krakow. This resulted in recitals in Poland, Budapest, Cornwall,
Asia and New York.
He is Professor of “Liedgestaltung” at the Robert Schumann
Hochschule in Düsseldorf and teaches chambermusic at the Royal Academy of The
Hague. Next to this Hans Eijsackers performs as soloist, chamber musician and
song accompanist. He toured Italy, Russia and the Far East ( Japan, Hong Kong,
Taiwan). In 1993, as well as 1994 he received the medal of the Friends of the
As part of the Concertgebouw “Rising Stars” programme, Hans
played in Wigmore Hall, London, the Musikverein, Vienna and Carnegie Hall, New
His recordings of the clarinetsonatas by Reger and by Brahms
with Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer got international acclaim and the cd ‘Auf
einer Burg’ with Henk Neven was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2012 their CD,
“The Sea”, with songs by Schubert, Debussy, and Fauré was released., and BBC
brought out their recording of Schubert’s Winterreise as ‘CD of the month’.
Hans regularly appears in European Festivals like Dubrovnik,
Proms and Holland Festival and was artistic director of the Uitgast Festival in
Lelystad (The Netherlands). He was also
invited to give concerts, masterclasses and lectures in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Recently Hans performed piano concertos by Brahms en Martinu with the Schumann
Philharmonie in Chemnitz and the Dutch Chamber Orchestra next to numerous
appearances with baritone Henk Neven in the UK, the Netherlands, Austria and
France. Recently he started a succesfull project together with noted
mezzosoprano Christianne Stotijn with theatrical concerts in Belgium and