Maurice Lammerts van Bueren
The Dutch pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren studied under Jan Wijn (solo) and Ludmilla Baslawskaja (chamber music) at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. As a lieder accompanist he had lessons with, amongst others, Rudolf Jansen and Graham Johnson.
Maurice Lammerts van Bueren has devoted his career completely to the accompaniment of singers. He performed with vocalists such as Angelika Kirchschlager, Kristina Bitenc, Thomas Oliemans , Marcel Reijans, Mattijs van de Woerd, Lilian Farahani, Ekaterina Levental, Henriette Feith, Karolina Hartman and Hans Pieter Herman.
His passion includes all kinds of art-song, however, American art-song has his special interest. Since 2005 he has championed Jake Heggie’s songs. With soprano Lilian Farahani he gave the première of the song cycle “Eve-Song”, which was broadcast live on the Dutch national Radio 4. He also gives master classes at several conservatories on Heggie’s songs.
Before he focused completely on accompanying vocalists, he also performed regularly as a chamber musician. As the pianist of Trio Suleika (2001-2014), he won the “Kersjes Award”, Holland’s most prestigious chamber music award, and the “Vriendenkrans”, awarded by the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
He has been working with artists such as the violinists Frederieke Saeijs, Theo Olof, Herman Krebbers and members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. His concerts have taken him to Belgium, Germany, France, Sweden, Slovenia, Taiwan, Trinidad, Syria and the USA.
He has made several recordings several with, amongst others, Trio Suleika (Brahms, Dvorák, Rachmaninoff, Ravel), soprano Henriette Feith (American songs) and Frederieke Saeijs (sonatas by Ravel, Respighi and Granados for the label Naxos).
He works as a coach at the singing department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Maurice Lammerts van Bueren is a Steinway Artist.
Besides his passion for music, Maurice Lammerts van Bueren is an animated portrait photography enthusiast. He regularly shoots portraits of artists and musicians.