Arnaud Dos Santos, teacher

Arnaud Dos Santos starts the piano at 12 years old in Bordeaux, France. After gaining a First Prize of Piano and Chamber Music in Bordeaux’s conservatory, he gets in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in Dominique Cornil’s class, studying alongside with her assistants Yoko Kikuchi and Alexander Besant and eventually obtains his piano Bachelor with High Distinction in 2016 and then his piano Master also with High Distinction in 2018. He continues then his studies at the International Opera Academy of Gent where he graduates in 2019. The same year, he is rewarded by the Royal Conservatory Patrimony Commission with the Gerofi-Baschwitz Prize. Furthermore, he wins many prizes in national and international competitions like the Léopold Bellan competetion in Paris, the Charlier competition of Belgium, the Open 2015, 2016 and 2017 in Cap Ferret and the Chatou compeNNon of France etc... At the same time, he gets the chance to study with great pianists in many masterclasses such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Bertrand Chamayou, Marie-Josèphe Jude, François Frédéric Guy, Aquiles Delle Vigne, François-René Duchâble, Romano Pallotini, Olivier Gardon, Alan Weiss, Diane Andersen etc... 

Since 2017, he’s been playing as a repetiteur and a performer in many productions. In Brussels for Bohemians (creation based on Puccini’s La Bohême) for the United Music of Brussels festival, the musical Jekyll and Hyde, the Operehe die Lustige Witwe from Lehár with the Brussels Operette Theater, the Magic Flute from Mozart with the festival les Mozartiades. He also works in the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen for Banket!, Macbeth from Verdi, Rusalka from Dvorak, der Jasager from Weill, Faust from Schumann, Ariadne auf Naxos from Strauss, Chœurs; as well as for the IOA productions la Finta Giardiniera from Mozart and a maher of triumph and Void from Wim Hendrickx. Right now, Arnaud regularly plays recitals, chamber music concerts or as an accompanist in many festivals like La Nuit comme en Plein Jour in Paris, Courant d’Air, Les Nocturnes in Brussels, the Music FesNval of Durtal, but also in Bordeaux (l’Art d’être Ensemble Festival), Cap Ferret (Cap Ferret Music Festival), Liège, Angers, Oostende, Gent, Antwerp, etc... Since October 2019, he works as an accompanist in KASK & Conservatorium and works regularly as extra pianist in the Vlaanderen Opera and in De Munt Opera in Brussels.