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Stephanie Proot

Stephanie Proot started playing the piano at the age of 6. It immediately became clear that she had great musical talent and artistic potential. 

She graduated from the Antwerp Conservatoire with Levente Kende and continued her education at the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris with Ramzi Yassa and at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels with Abdel Rachman El Bacha. Later, she continued her studies at the Frankfurt University of Art and Music with Lev Natochenny. 

As a child, but also as an adult, Stephanie won several major competitions at home and abroad, and in 2013 she secured a place in the semi-finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. 

Although Stephanie feels like a fish in the water as a soloist, she particularly enjoys communicating with other musicians. She has worked with renowned conductors such as Eric Lederhandler, Ivo Venkov, Joanna Carneiro, Alain Paris, Mladen Tarbuk, Theodor Guschlbauer and Augustin Dumay in concertos by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Ravel. 

Together with flautist Anke Lauwers, she is part of the Taktakishvili duo and together with Claire and Aurore Dassesse, Stephanie founded the trio Ensembl'Arenski.  She is active on the national and international stage both solo and in chamber music.

In 2012, Stephanie released her CD debut with four sonatas by Beethoven. Later she released a second solo CD with works by Liszt and Schubert and a CD with her Ensembl'Arenski featuring piano trios by Smetana and Shostakovich.

Since 2015, Stephanie has been associated with the Antwerp Conservatory as an accompanist, chamber music teacher and department chair person of keyboard.