Marcel Baudet – Young Pianists Foundation

Marcel Baudet is professor of piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Since 2003 he also teaches piano at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in Stoke d’Abernon (United Kingdom). From 1982 until 2011 he has been professor of piano at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. He studied piano, music theory and conducting at the Groningen Conservatory and, simultaneously, history at the Rijksuniversiteit in Groningen. His piano teachers were Johan van der Meer, Jan Kruijt and George van Renesse. Other teachers were Alfred Salten (orchestral conducting), Willem-Frederik Bon (orchestration) en Tristan Keuris (composition). As a teacher he has been mainly influenced by Vlado Perlemuter, Louis Kentner and György Sebök. During the seventies and early eighties he regularly performed both as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles. During that period he also worked as a pianist with the Noord-Hollands Philharmonic Orchestra. Apart from classical piano, he always had a special interest in jazz. He performed numerous times in Holland and abroad with his own jazz quintet, for which he composed and arranged the majority of its repertoire. Recently two of his piano works were published by the Dutch contemporary music publisher Donemus: “El Mestengo” (2008, revision 2012) and Study in C . In 1995 he won the national Buma/Stemra Award for film music with his composition ‘Unisono’. Marcel Baudet was on the board of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) and the Stichting Jong Muziektalent Nederland (SJMN) (Foundation for Young Music Talents). He wrote many articles for the Piano Bulletin. He is regularly invited to give international masterclasses and workshops (a.o. in London, Paris, New York, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Nizjni Novgorod, Tblisi and Oslo). Marcel Baudet has been a jury member in national and international piano competitions (Tblisi, 2005, Sydney Competition 2008, Fondation Boulanger 2010). As a result of working with young piano talents for many years, Marcel Baudet established the Young Pianist Foundation (YPF) in 1999 and has been its artistic director ever since. In this function he is organizing the YPF National Piano Competition and the YPF Jazz Piano Competition. Over the past 30 years his students often won prizes at national and international competitions. Since 2010, he teaches at the Summer Festival in Courchevel, currently held in Tignes,Vila-Seca, Spain. In 2012 he was member of the preselection jury (Paris) of the Sydney Competition and in the official jury of the Concorso Rina Sala Gallo (Monza), Italy. He is a jury member in the 12th “Rencontres Internationals des Jeunes Pianistes” 2014 (EPTA-Belgium W-B).   Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival 2014: Marcel Baudet neemt deel aan het Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival als voorzitter van de jury van het concours voor jong talent op de fortepiano.