Jean Beers

Jean Beers

Pianist & Composer International prize-winning pianist and composer Jean has performed in various countries in Europe as well as in Russia, Ukraine and USA while her compositions have been sought after and were included in concert programmes by excellent musicians over the years. Some of the prestigious venues include London’s Southbank Centre, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, the Great Hall at the Mozarteum Salzburg as part of the Salzburger Festspiele, Luxembourg’s Philharmonie, Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, and Kiev Philharmonic Hall. Aged 13 she played her debut as soloist with orchestra. Jean attended the specialist music school The Purcell with scholarship, went on to study piano performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London and finished her university education with two postgraduate degrees, a specialist ‘concert pianist’ Masters in Hanover and a Masters in composition in Luxembourg, where she was awarded highest honours. In recent years Jean Beers has been composing and researching as part of her PhD in composition at the Strand-based university King's College London under the supervision of the Argentinian composer Professor Silvina Milstein, for which she has been supported by the DAAD. Alongside performing, accompanying and composing Jean also teaches piano and composition and was elected Composer in Residence at Eton College in Windsor 2013-14.

Reviewers have praised “the young composer-pianist Jean Beers’ “...expressive line and refined eloquent sonority…“, “her cycle for piano Bulgakov… takes your breath away“ and called her piano playing a “splendid demonstration...“. The famous Russian pianist Vladimir Krainev, assistant of Heinrich Neuhaus in Moscow and pedagogue in Hanover, has compared Jean's playing and personality to that of Sergei Prokofiev

Jean Beers about her life´s passion: “Playing music and creating music from the inner self means having access to the most special and intense magical world in which one can fly with the wings of passion."

Jean Beers