Liselotte Vermote

Liselotte Vermote was born in Kortrijk, Belgium, on the 6th of June, 1987. She had her first piano lessons at the age of 7. The young pianist started her musical education in 2004 at the Queen Elisabeth College of Music. She studied there for one year (Preparatory Program) with Abdel Rahman El Bacha and Dimitris Saroglou. From September 2005 until April 2008, Liselotte studied in the Brussels Royal Conservatory with Daniel Blumenthal and Hans Ryckelynck. In April 2008 she enrolled at the ‘Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe’ as a student of Kaya Han. Since October 2010 Ms. Vermote is an assistant teacher in the same school. Since January 2011 she also takes lessons with the famous pedagogue and professor Jean Fassina in Paris. Ms. Vermote has won several prizes in different national piano competitions, such as Cantabile, André-Modeste Grétry, and others. In addition to her home country, she has appeared on stage as a performer in the ‘Festival de Sion’ (Switzerland), and she played 3 concerts for ‘Jugend Muzisiert’ in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany). She was also invited to Bulgaria where she played 2 concerts in Sofia and Plovdiv.

In April 2009, she was even in South Africa for chamber music concerts with her partner Aram Badalian. Ms. Vermote has participated in numerous masterclasses with professors including Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Daniel Blumenthal, Boyan Vodenitcharov, Piet Kuijken, Dmitri Bashkirov, Menahim Pressler, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Jean Fassina, and Boris Petrushansky.
She is the recipient of a scholarship from the Robus Foundation (Belgium), and has been accepted by the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation to be part of “Live Music Now Oberrhein.” In 2013 Ms.Vermote won the 3rd prize at the Dr. Hermann-Büttner Piano Competition (Karlsruhe), and in the same year she recieved an award from the Kulturfondes Baden for Russian Piano music. In 2014 Ms. Vermote was chosen for the Rising Stars in Stuttgart; as a result she will have the honor of performing with the Stuttgarter Staatsorchester under the baton of Johannes Klumpp. Since 2013 Ms.Vermote has been a faculty member, chamber musician, and soloist at the Goppisberger Music Festival.