Sandra Van der Gucht, teacher

Sandra Van der Gucht started piano lessons with Luc Van Loo. She went on to study as an all-round keyboard player at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and obtained master degrees in piano with distinction in 2002 (Johan Lybeert / Ewa Korniszewska), for chamber music with distinction in 2003 (Jaap Kruithof) and for organ with great distinction in 2006. In 2015 she obtained her bachelor's degree in harpsichord with great distinction (Kris Verhelst). She followed several masterclasses: organ with Leo Van Doesselaar (Berlin 2005) and Louis Robilliard (Lyon 2006),  improvisation with Loic Mallié and Peter Planyavski (Haarlem 2010-2012), and harpsichord with Enrico Baiano (Urbino 2013).

Sandra has a special interest in the creative piano practice and in the connections between the various keyboard instruments. She performs in all kinds of line-ups, from solo to chamber music, from accompanist to continuo player. With the Baroque ensemble 'Les Goûts-Authentiques' she performs with Jan Devlieger (recorders and harpsichord) and Ann De Prest (soprano). Sandra is also a piano teacher at the Kunstbrug in Gentbrugge.