Eduardo del pueyo

musical center


    The European Center for Musical High Studies was created in 1977 on great pianist and teacher Eduardo Del Pueyo and Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden’s initiative, with the support of Kiwanis Brussels International.

The ground idea was to offer young musicians coming from high education schools a link to the professional life and prepare them, among other things, for high level international competitions.

Born in Zaragoza, Spain, Eduardo Del Pueyo began his musical studies at 8 years old and his pianistic career at 16.

Brilliant technician, armed with a refined spirit and a rich temperament, he will be during a few decades a reference, notably in the interpretation of Beethoven’s works.

Teacher at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire, the Queen Elisabeth Chapel, the Autonoma University in Madrid and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, he also was technical advisor and jury member of the International Queen Elisabeth Competition since its creation. The least of his titles isn’t to have trained some of the belgian laureates of this great competition : Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, André De Groote, Jo Alfidi, Evelyne Brancart and Johan Schmidt.

In 2004, the European Center for Musical High Studies became the Eduardo Del Pueyo Musical Center. It includes now, next to the pianists, young violonists and cellists, under the conducting of Véronique Bogaerts - laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, and Marie Hallynck, both teachers at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire. The Musical Center’s assignments areas has broadened at the same time, in view of the changes operated in the country’s artistic education. The lessons are thus open at the age of their secondary school to young talents favorably disposed to a thorough work based on the real artistic worths, allowing them to consider the musical career. It is about an excellence education that manages to reach its high ambitions, grounded on an innovative basis and relieved by a high qualified teaching team. Françoise Wel provides the pedagogical direction at the same time as her piano lessons. The Eduardo Del Pueyo Musical Center’s artistic direction goes to Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden.