Daniel De Clerck

Daniel De Clerck

Prof. Daniel De Clerck was born in Bruges , Flanders , Belgium .He started to play the piano at the age of 5 . Twenty years later he acquired the Highest Virtuosity Diploma . Since 1994 he is Principal of the Akademie of the Flemish Community in Etterbeek , Brussels .

The Lecture ” Chopin’s forgotten opus : his playing technique and method ” has surprised pianists and public alike . His Masterclasses are vivid , entertaining and …confronting .Many people have asked themselves , why there has never been conducted a thorough research , to re-create Chopin’s ultimate art : playing the piano ” as only he could do it ” ! Hundreds of books are written on the life and sufferings of the great Polish composer , dwelling on anecdotes and ” petites histoires ” , always coupling his works with possible events . But nothing is ever said or written about HOW he technically achieved his extra-ordinary approach to the piano …

Prof. Daniel De Clerck does not perform often in public . But when he does so , the listener gets a chance to discover a way of playing , reminiscent of our beloved Fryderyk Chopin