Ivo De Greef

Ivo de Greef

Ivo started playing the piano at the age of six. After obtaining a Master of Music degree at the Brussels Conservatoire (where he studied with Jan Michiels), he moved to the UK to further his studies with Philip Martin at the Birmingham Conservatoire and spend two years specialising in tango music at the Rotterdam Conservatoire with Gustavo Beytelmann and the Conservatoire Edgar Varèse in Paris with Juan José Mosalini.

His wide and eclectic taste has led him to be involved in different projects across various genres of music. Ivo has collaborated with artists such as Frederic Rzewski, Misia, Henri Demarquette, Joe Broughton and Keith Lewis and has featured regularly on European radio stations (BBC, Classic FM, Klara, Antena 2, Radio France…). He performs both as a soloist (currently with his own “Tribute to Keith Jarrett” project and “Leftitude”) and as part of different ensembles (Noszferatu, El Después) at major venues and festivals throughout Europe, the USA, Japan and South America.

Ivo also appeared in the musical line-up to the 2002 award-winning West-End play “Humble Boy” by Catherine Jones and was Musical Director of the London Tango Orchestra.

“a refreshingly unassuming virtuoso” (Vortex Jazz Review 2009)

Selective Discography:

DERECHO VIEJO” / MALA PINTA [2004]

Gran Septeto LA ACADEMIA” / LA ACADEMIA [Sam, 2006]

REUNIÓN” / EL DESPUÉS [Tipica, 2006]

TRAVESÍA” / MALA PINTA [Dragonfish, 2007]

“DREMPEL” / NOSZFERATU [NMC, 2010]

“YO VENGO A OFRECER MI CORAZON – LIVE IN HIROSHIMA 2009” (CD+DVD) / ANNA SAEKI & EL DESPUÉS [Moon Music, 2010]

“CALLES LEJANAS” / EL DESPUÉS [Enja/Yellowbird, 2013]

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