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Robert Groslot

Robert Groslot (°1951, Mechelen – Belgium) started his musical career as a pianist. After winning the Alessandro Casagrande Competition in 1974 (Terni) and becoming laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels, 1978), he undertook concert trips accross 4 continents through more than 20 countries and made many studio, radio and television recordings, over 120 CDs.

As a composer, Robert Groslot was largely self-taught. His broad experience with the big repertoire works, both as a concert pianist and as a conductor, became the perfect breeding ground for his composing philosophy. To give profound joy to the performing musicians, while striving for the strongest possible impact on the listener is essential for him in the creation of new music. Resulting in a distinctively coloured and rhytmically challenging writing, his chamber music has been referred to as ‘oxygen during practice and adrenalin during performance’. His multimedia works demonstrate just as much this optimistic vision towards art and life – brightly-coloured art movies with dancers and actors in a partly staged, partly virtual setting within a mysterious narrative, contemplating on life and seeking liberation from traditional frameworks.

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