Sandra Van der Gucht, teacher

Sandra Van der Gucht (b 1979, Ghent) studied as an all-round keyboard player at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, where she obtained the master degrees for piano with distinction in 2002, for chamber music with distinction in 2003, for organ with great distinction in 2006 and for harpsichord with great distinction in 2017.

Her wide range of interests resulted in artistic projects such as "The Sun King Unseen", a musical theatre performance about Louis XIV; the ensemble "The Legacy of Bach", an international Baroque ensemble that performs music by Bach combined with new music commissioned by this ensemble; the creation of "Sports Sonorizated" for piano solo by Nicolas de Cock; performances of "Orgel en Dans", with contemporary dancer Svitlana Kolesova; four-handed improvisation concerts with Jozef Sercu; the first concert on the Lovaert organ in Gontrode, restored by Joris Potvlieghe.

Sandra performed as soloist with Poulenc's organ concerto, Krebs' harpsichord concerto WV 204, the Brandenburg concerto V BWV 1050, the concerto for 4 harpsichords BWV 1065 and Bach's harpsichord concerto in d BWV 1052. She can also be found on stage as an accompanist and continuo player. She can be heard on Jan Devlieger's CD "Five centuries of Flemish harpsichord music" (Phaedra-2015) in several duos for 2 harpsichords.

On the pedagogical front, Sandra realised workshops on "Creërend Muzikant" for OVSG and published "Piano-avonturen", a creative piano method for young pupils published by HRDSCR Editions in 2020. Sandra is coordinator and artistic teacher of accompaniment practice and keyboard.