Kristien Roels


Kristien Roels started her musical studies at the Academy of her hometown Sint-Niklaas. As a student of André Delcourte, she was a laureate for violin and chamber music of the National Music Competition “Pro Civitate”.


She continued her studies at the Lemmens Institute and the conservatories of Antwerp and Ghent, where she obtained First Prizes for violin, chamber music and harmony and a higher degree in chamber music. In the class of Robert Szreder at the Maastricht Conservatory, she got the degree of “Performing Musician”. She perfected her training by taking masterclasses with amongst others Herman Krebbers, Théo Olof, Mikhail Bezverkhny and Marina Jashwili. In 1997, she was a laureate of the International Karol Szymanowski Competition in Poland.


Kristien regularly performs in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and played recitals and chamber music concerts in Austria, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia and the Czech Republic. She teaches masterclasses for the violin and piano repertoire at the Heinrich Neuhaus Masterclasses for Piano in Kleve, Germany.


Kristien Roels is a member of the Goeyvaerts Strijktrio (Goeyvaerts String Trio), which specializes in 20th- and 21st-century repertoire. In 2003, the trio won Sabam’s prestigious “Fuga Trophy” for its commitment to modern-day Belgian music. The ensemble released its first cd with Belgian “String Trios” in 2006, soon succeeded by more “String Trios” with works by Schönberg, Webern and Schnittke and “String Trios from the East” with pieces by Gubaidulina, Paiberdin, Kantscheli and Knaifel. The records were received with great acclaim by the international music press. Spring 2014 was marked by the release of a record with a.o. Arvo Pärt’s Stabat Mater. This record was awarded the Edison Award for Chamber Music. Radio Klara rewarded the trio for this cd as “musician/ensemble of the year”. Gramophone ranked their Stabat Mater among the “10 best Arvo Pärt recordings ever made”. Recently, the Goeyvaerts Trio has released its latest cd “Whispers of Titans”, with works by Henryk Górecki and Nicolai Korndorf.

Concerts with Kristien Roels.
thu 08.02, 20:00
Concertgebouw, Bruges
sat 10.02, 20:00
Muziekcentrum de Bijloke, Ghent
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sun 11.02, 15:00
deSingel, Antwerp