ROBERT GROSLOT (b 1951 )
Robert Groslot (b. 1951, Mechelen, Belgium) fuses Anglo-Saxon, Germanic and Latin elements into a new and highly malleable language. Form, virtuosity, sound refinement, ‘rediscovered’ tonality and rhythmical adventure are the keystones of his music. Groslot often draws inspiration from other art forms, especially poetry and painting.
His catalogue consists of large orchestral works, 20 concertos, three multimedia works and many solo and chamber music works. As a composer, Robert Groslot is largely self-taught. His broad experience 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.
Robert Groslot started his musical career as a pianist. After winning the Alessandro Casagrande Competition (Terni) in 1974 and becoming a laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels, 1978), he undertook concert trips across four continents through more than 20 countries. He has made many studio, radio and television recordings. Robert Groslot taught piano at several distinguished music institutions in Belgium and the Netherlands until 2009.