World Master Pianists
Experience the magic of the master pianist
After a quarter of a century of experience in the world of classical music, including 20 years as artistic manager and executive producer of the world-renowned series Master Pianists in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, impresario Friso Verschoor founded World Master Pianists in the spring of 2022.
Besides representing renowned pianists, World Master Pianists also focuses as producer on (co-)presenting concerts at various venues: Concert Hall AMARE in the Hague, Concertgebouw Flagey in Brussels, the International Arts Center deSingel in Antwerp and the Salle Philharmonique in Liėge.
A 20-year partnership links master tuner/piano technician Michel Brandjes and Friso Verschoor. Brandjes will be associated as much as possible with the concerts that take place under the auspices of World Master Pianists.
In the Netherlands World Master Pianists concerts are exclusively in AMARA, the Hague. In Belgium World Master Pianists works exclusively with the concert house Flagey in Brussels, the International Arts Center deSingel in Antwerp and the Salle Philarmonique in Liėge.
Due to an unfortunate combination of medical circumstances, Maria João Pires has decided, in consultation with World Master Pianists, to reschedule her solo recital. The new date is Monday, June 12 at 8 p.m. in Amare, The Hague. If [...]
A delicate string with thirteen perfect gems. In her programme selection, the “little” Portuguese master pianist Maria João Pires connects Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Op. 15 with two milestones in classical music history. Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata No. 8 [...]
"Despite suffering from a fever, Arcadi Volodos played with inimitable litheness, and there was an fervent applause for last-minute substitute Aidan Mikdad." - Herman Rosenberg in Den Haag Centraal. The World Master Pianists team looks back on a memorable [...]
On Sunday afternoon, November 13, 2022, a series of unique concerts, presented by World Master Pianists, will begin in the main concert hall of AMARE in The Hague. In the first season three pianists, who belong to the absolute top [...]
In an extraordinary interview with Michael Church of the BBC Music Magazine, classical pianist Evgeny Kissin speaks very frankly about the war in Ukraine, his Jewish identity and his experiences with antisemitism in the USSR. "To put it mildly, this [...]
June 2022 saw the dazzling kick-off of World Master Pianists in Brussels: for 3 days, two of the world's greatest pianists performed on the renowned Flagey stage: Evgeny Kissin and Arcadi Volodos. Sold out halls and a frenzied, enchanted [...]