PATRICK DE HOOGE
The Belgian pianist Patrick De Hooge was already playing the concertos of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns at the age of ten. At eleven he made his début on Belgian television and was noticed by the celebrated teacher Eduardo del Pueyo, who subsequently taught him at the Conservatoire Royal in Brussels. Now based in France, Patrick De Hooge has forged an international career, collaborating with musicians such as the violinist Augustin Dumay, the cellist Frédéric Lodéon, the soloists of the Concertgebouw and Pierre-Alain Volondat. Playing a wide range of repertoire from Bach to Takemitsu, Patrick De Hooge has appeared throughout Europe, North America, Japan and Russia.