Atelier Concert — 6 February 2022
After studying both piano and violin, Blandine Waldmann decided to favor the keys and trained alongside Désiré N’Kaoua, before entering the French Royal Conservatory in Brussels to study with Dominique Cornil. Having won first prizes for both piano and chamber music, she successfully gained entry to the Flemish Royal Conservatory in Brussels to take classes from Alexandre Madzar (piano), and Daniel Blumenthal and Viviane Spanoghe (chamber music). Awarded Masters in both disciplines, Blandine Waldmann further honed her skills at a variety of master classes in France, Great Britain, Belgium, and Italy, where she received enriching advice from famous musicians like Anne Queffélec, Jean-Michel Damase, Piet Kuijken, Dirk Vermeulen, Christopher Elton, Volker Banfield, Vincenzo Balzani, Eugen Indjic and Eugene Pridonoff.
This full and varied musical education led to her performing in a host of international contests from 2014-2017, where she won numerous first prizes: first prizes at the Erik Satie contest in Lecce, Paolo Barrasso, Le Note Sinfonie, Florestano Rossomandi, Eurorchestra da Camera « Nuovi Interpreti » in Bari, E-muse in Athens, IMKA, Lucia Iurleo, de Matera, and also American Protégé International Competition, Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York and even Grand Prize Virtuoso in Salzburg. The festival and concert halls of Europe and the United States threw open their doors for her: Carnegie Hall in New York, Cadogan Hall in London, The Royal Conservatory and Wolubilis concert halls in Brussels, Florence Theatre, Corato Theatre, Nicolaus de Bari Congress Hall, Vlaanderen International in Brussels, Festival della Valle dell’ Orfento in Caramanico Terme, Sarlat’s Nuit du Patrimoine and more.