Biography

A prodigious pianist, Stéphane De May shares his passion delicately and thoughtfully through his sensitive personality and contact. After graduating from the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris, and the concert diploma at the Conservatory of Rotterdam, he completed his training by obtaining the Superior Diploma of Chamber Music at the Conservatoire of Mons, after receiving the congratulations of the jury comprised of great masters such as A. Delle-Vigne, A. Rahman El Bacha, T. Evdokimova, G. Van Waas, …

Winner of numerous intentional competitions (Italy, Spain, Austria, Greece, United States, The Netherlands, …) his name is affiliated with the biggest festivals.

Since 2014, Stéphane De May is the Director of the classical department of the Royal Conservatory of Liège. He is also a piano professor at the Rotterdam Conservatory and is a regular guest professor of the HEMU of Sion in Switzerland.

Stéphane De May is also the Artistic Director of the FestiVal d’Anniviers in Switzerland. His impressive discography travels through all the repertoire and is greatly received by the national and international press (Mendelssohn, Onslow, Debussy, Schubert, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Schumann, …)

His recordings of the complete “Nocturnes” as well as two piano concertos of Chopin under the direction of Jean-Bernard Pommier are considered to be reference recordings by the American press. His repertoire includes more than twenty concertos from Bach to Poulenc.

As a chamber musician, he had the great honor of being invited with Trio Portici (Luc Tooten, cellist and Damien Pardoen, violinist) on the journey of the King and Queen of Belgium in Lithuania, as well as the Autumn concert at the Royal Palace in 2006.

Since 2007, Trio Portici has been in residence at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) and also became ambassador.

In his upcoming concerts Stéphane De May will work with the Portici Trio, Pierre-Henri Xuereb, Regis Pasquier, Sabine Conzen, …

Scroll Up