11/02/2023 at 20:00

Violetta Kabanova (violin) was born in Moscow, in 1998. She started her music education at the age of 4 at the special music school and college at Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory in violin class of Elena Malkina, after graduating summa cum laude, Violetta moved to Belgium, and entered the Royal conservatory of Mons, where she continues her education with Anton Martynov and Kremena Nikolova.

Violetta is a laureate of international competitions (Noche en Madrid, Beethoven competition in Moscow, Premio Zinetti), has large and various repertoire as a soloist, chamber musician (piano duo, trio, string quartet), member of symphony orchestras and baroque ensembles. She took part in concerts, festivals (‘Le Printemps du violon’ in Paris, ‘Noche en Madrid’, ‘San Martino a Natale’ in Venice, and many others) and masterclasses in Russia, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Slovakia, the Netherlands and Bulgaria, and performed in famous venues such as Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Bolshoi Theatre, Bozar, Concertgebouw in Brugge, Falegy, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Arsenale Hall in Venice.

Aaron Pausenberger (piano) was born on May 3, 1996 in Ghent. The only son of a family of stonemasons, he discovered music thanks to his grandfather, who was a fan of keyboard instruments. Aaron received his first official lessons with Katrien Mazijn at the academy De Kunstbrugin Ghent. At the age of 14, he left Ghent for ‘Lemmensinstituut’, where he studied piano with Alicia Mennes and organ with Bart Naessens. In 2015, he graduated with the highest distinction, and was accepted at the Royal Conservatory of Mons in the class of Hans Ryckelynck, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in 2018 and his master’s degree in 2021. Since 2021, Aaron has been traveling regularly to Berlin to study with professor Yossi Reshef.

Aaron performs regularly in Belgium. He also had the opportunity to perform in Berlin for a solo recital. He participated in numerous masterclasses in Louvain, Antwerp, Brussels, Dinant, Vienna and Görlitz. In addition to this classical training, Aaron practices jazz at the academy of ‘Maak’ in Knokke. He is also interested in composition. Currently he is also a piano teacher at the Academy of Torhout.

Tickets (**20 EUR/adult, 10 EUR/ student) can be purchased by cash at the venue or online.

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Wouter De Bruycker Fine Arts & Gallery – ‘The Annex’  , Lange Koepoortstraat 64, 2000 Antwerp


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Sonata for Violin and Piano in a minor

Three romances op.94

Papillons op.2

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Three romances op. 22

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Scherzo for Violin and Piano

Robert Schumann was a German composer, pianist, and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist.

Clara Josephine Schumann was a German pianist, composer, and piano teacher. Regarded as one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era.

Johannes Brahms was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the mid-Romantic period. He is sometimes grouped with J. S. Bachand L. Beethoven as one of the “Three Bs” of music.

Robert and Clara Schumann were a powerful, much loved musical pair during their lifetimes. Both had separate success as composers and pianists, whilst also having a hand in popularising each other’s works. And then, along came Johannes Brahms; a fellow composer that the pair befriended in the 1850s. What started out as a simple friendship between the three soon turned rather complicated…