Festival Venice of the North

Festival for Chamber Music

Bruges, August 14 - 18, 2019

Bieke Afschrift

Bieke Afschrift
Bieke Afschrift studied at the conservatories of Bruges and Brussels. She further specialized with Philipp Nicolaï and participated in numerous international masterclasses with Boris Berman, Grigory Gruzman, Misha Katz, Vitaly Margulis, Alexander Satz, Franco Scala and Boyan Vodenitcharov. She won various prizes, including the first prize in the National Competition for Music and Word Art of the Gemeentekrediet, the Maurice Lefranc prize (Brussels Royal Conservatory) and the Premio Antena 2 (SIPO Portugal). She regularly gives concerts as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She has performed piano concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg and Gershwin with, among others, the Chamber Orchestra Prima La Musica with Dirk Vermeulen, with the National Orchestra of Belgium with Yuri Simonov and with the Clarinetchoir with Eddy Vanoosthuyse. As a pianist, Bieke Afschrift is mainly active in chamber music and is associated as a piano educator at the Art Academy of Torhout.