Robert Groslot
Belgium, °1951
PIANO 1978 : Sixth Prize
Robert Groslot (1951), conductor, composer and graphic designer, began his career as a pianist. After winning laureate prizes in the piano contest Alessandro Casagrande (Terni 1974) and the Queen Elisabeth Competition (1978), he undertook concert trips through Europe, Israel, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and the United States. He realised studio, radio and television recordings, as well as about 100 CD's. He also teaches piano and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.

In 1991 he founded the symphonic orchestra Il Novecento. He conducted this ensemble in, among others, the Night of the Proms concerts throughout Europe.

Apart from many transcriptions and orchestrations for music from the past, Robert Groslot composed a series of works for various ensembles. Black Venus, The Great Globe, L'Odissea d'Orfeo and Si le monde … are his most important pieces for symphonic orchestra.

His graphic artistry bloomed more recently and at a reasonably later stage in life: since the beginning of 2001 he created a series of tableau's using a new technique. He calls it Computer Designed Paintings. In the mean time expositions were organised in Berlin (2003, Belgian embassy), Lier (2003, Xeikon), Knokke (2004, Absolute Art Gallery), Mechelen (2004, Pack-Huys), Bornem (2004, Cultureel Centrum), Antwerpen (2006, Campo & Campo), Antwerpen (2007, Raamtheater), Lier (2007, Antilope Art Gallery), Gent (2008, Maaltebruggekasteel), Lint-Kontich (2008, Alfacam), Maldegem (2008, Het Witte Huis) and St-Martens-Latem (2008, de Latemse Galerij).

In 2005-2006 he created his first film project, based on the music of The Great Globe. This movie was performed for the first time in deSingel, Antwerpen, with live symphonic orchestra, in March 2006. His second film project, Si le monde … , also based on his own music, went into première at Studio 4 of the Flagey building in Brussels, March 2008.
Final (01/06/1978)
Willem Kersters Concerto op. 69
Fryderyk Chopin Scherzo n. 2 in B flat minor op. 31
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Concerto n. 1 in B flat minor op. 23
Robert Groslot, piano
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Georges Octors
Semi-final (18/05/1978)
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue n. 8 in E flat minor BWV 853
Jean-Marie Simonis Notturno op. 33
Robert Schumann Sonata n. 2 in G minor op. 22
Igor Stravinsky Three movements from Petrushka
Robert Groslot, piano
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