Ralph van Raat

Profile

Pianist and musicologist Ralph van Raat (Naarden, 1978) gives solo recitals and orchestral concerts in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States and has worked with composers like John Adams, Louis Andriessen, Gavin Bryars, Joep Franssens, Arvo Pärt, Tan Dun and John Tavener. A great number of composers have dedicated work to him as well. Apart from his concert practice, Van Raat is connected to the Conservatory of Amsterdam as a teacher of contemporary piano music as well as to the postgraduate programme at the Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo in Turin. The pianist has released a range of internationally successful albums.

Training

Piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam

Musicology at the University of Amsterdam

Prizes and awards

1995 Donemus-Prize of the Prinses Christina Concours

1998 Scholarship award Darmstadt

2003 Philip Morris Kunstprijs 

2010 Classical Award of the NTR 

2019 De Ovatie of the VSCD

Previously featured at the Holland Festival
2012 Out of the Box