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Pianist and musicologist Ralph van Raat studied the piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Ton Hartsuiker and Willem Brons. As part of its Advanced Programme, van Raat studied also with Claude Helffer in Paris, with Ursula Oppens at Chicago’s Northwestern University, with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Musikhochschule in Cologne and with Liisa Pohjola in Helsinki, Finland. He also studied Musicology at the University of Amsterdam; in both disciplines he graduated with distinction. Among the prizes Ralph van Raat has won are the second prize and Donemus-Prize (for Contemporary Music) of the Princess Christina Competition (1995); the Stipend-Prize Darmstadt during the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (1998); first prize of the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition (1999); the Philip Morris Arts Award (2003); the Elisabeth Everts Prize (2004), a Prince Bernhard Fellowship (2004), a Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship (2005), the VSCD Classical Music Prize (2005) and the Fortis MeesPierson Award from the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (2006). He appears as an international recitalist and as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and in the United States, with many of his concerts broadcast or seen on television. He has made several recordings and regularly collaborates with composers, many of whom have dedicated their piano compositions to him. Ralph van Raat has been a Steinway Artist since 2003.

For more information, please visit www.ralphvanraat.com.

Interview with Ralph van Raat

Opening Doors: Ralph van Raat talks to Jeremy Siepmann

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
Ralph Van Raat – Artist Profile Series Naxos 8.505040

Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ADAMS, J.: Piano Music (Complete) Naxos
Artist Profile Series - VAN RAAT, Ralph Naxos
BRYARS, G.: Piano Concerto, "The Solway Canal" / After Handel's Vesper / Ramble on Cortona (van Raat, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Tausk) Naxos
Instrumental, Concertos
CLASS OF '38 Naxos
KOECHLIN, C.: Heures persanes (Les) (van Raat) Naxos
LINDBERG, M.: Piano Music (van Raat) - Klavierstuck / Play I / Jubilees / Twine / Etudes Naxos
MESSIAEN, O.: Visions de l'Amen / DEBUSSY, C.: En blanc et noir (van Raat, Austbo) Naxos
OTTE, H.: Buch der Klange (Das) (The Book of Sounds) (van Raat) Naxos
PART, A.: Piano Music - Piano Sonatine / Partita / Lamentate (van Raat, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Falletta) Naxos
Instrumental, Concertos
RZEWSKI, F.: 4 Piano Pieces / Hard Cuts / The Housewife's Lament (van Raat, Lunapark, Marinissen) Naxos
Instrumental, Concertos
RZEWSKI, F.: People United will never be Defeated (The) (van Raat) Naxos
STRAVINSKY, I.: Duo concertant / Sonata for 2 Pianos / Requiem Canticles (Frautschi, Denk, Philharmonia Orchestra, Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 12) Naxos
TAVENER, J.: Essential John Tavener (The) (5-CD Box Set) Naxos
TAVENER, J.: Pratirūpa (version for piano and string orchestra) (van Raat, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Falletta) Naxos
TAVENER: Piano Works Naxos

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