Aljosja Buijs - Piano / keys
Aljosja Buijs studied piano and chamber music with Janine Mever, Marjès Benoist and Willem Brons in Arnhem and Amsterdam. During this time, he was an accompanist for the Opera Class of the conservatoire. After he completed his eduction for chamber music, he started teaching as a collaborative pianist at the ArtEZ Music Academy in Arnhem.
As a soloist, he played concerts of Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Gershwin, Saint-Saëns and Janaçek. He participated in various ensembles all over the world – from Scotland to China.
Teaching is Aljosja’s passion and to him, new music is a crucial part of this. Opera Antonio, an opera written by his students, ranging from six to eighteen years old, premiered in 2013. It involved four singers, an actor, and Aljosja behind the piano. A new composition project with a narrator is currently in the making.
At the ArtEZ Music Academy, Aljosja is responsible for the preparatory course, he coordinates the Education Department, works as a pianist, and leads the Classical Music Department in Zwolle to a whole new curriculum. He is also co-founder and chairman of the New Arnhem Music School.