Rian de Waal, pianist

South-Africa May 8 (1958) - The Netherlands May 25 (2011)

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Who We Are

The Rian de Waal Foundation was founded in 2012 to open up the legacy of Rian de Waal, one of the greatest Dutch concert pianists, to his audience and lovers of the piano repertoire.The foundation does this by releasing studio recordings and concert recordings by Rian de Waal. In addition, the foundation aims to help young talented musicians, especially pianists, in their development. For example to organize competitions and master classes, like a competition aimed at transcription, a phenomenon in romantic and virtuoso piano literature in which De Waal had a special interest, but also to organize a master class in accompaning songs. The song repertoire fascinated him enormously and was a fertile source of inspiration for his own interpretations of the piano solo literature.

The Foundation also encourages young composers to write for solo piano.

Board members
Nina de Waal, chairman
Alina de Roo, vice chairman
Harriet Prins, secretary
Irene Witmer, treasurer
Marion van den Akker, artistic affairs


Rian de Waal Stichting
Hoofdstraat 26
7875 AC Exloo
KVK 04077023
corr. address:
Spoorstraat 56
7872 PV Valthe