Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Eliane Lust (El-yaan Loost) was raised in Belgium and has performed to critical acclaim on concert and theater stages from Paris to New York to Bora Bora. “She is truly a storyteller with the piano as her voice” raves California’s Pacifica Tribune and ”Lust moves the audience, making them go through all the different states of the soul, and her playing in true fidelity to the musical text, does not lack in fervor, tenderness or sensitivity…” praises La Presse Riviera in Switzerland.
Lust’s innovative programming and adventurous musicianship have garnered her award recognition from the California Arts Council as well as invitations as the featured piano soloist in several multi-media productions. Her uncommon piano repertoire ranges from classical masterpieces to brand new works being written for her by today’s contemporary composers. Additionally, as concert curator Eliane has created groundbreaking musical events, from the “O Solo Milhaud” 100th Anniversary Piano Marathon to the Musicalliance Concert Series at the Alliance Française to A Mozart Madness Marathon, simultaneously presenting her dynamic concerts, master classes, lecture-recitals and clinics throughout the United States, Europe and, French Polynesia.
Eliane has participated in the Aspen, Banff, Ernen, Montalvo, Spoleto and Tanglewood Music Festivals and performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, the Paderewski Festival, Chateau LaGesse, the Dame Myra Hesse Series, Musiconcerts, the Legion of Honor, Les Journées de Périgueux, and others. She’s appeared as soloist with the New Jersey Philharmonic, the Schubert Society of New York, Boston’s Orchestra and Chorale Society, the Diablo Symphony and the New England Contemporary Ensemble, among countless others. Her chamber music collaborations include performances with such luminaries as Anner Bylsma, Walter Trampler, Ron Leonard, Aurele Nicolet and Frederic Rzewski.
A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Eliane’s educational roots lead directly to the historic pedagogies of both Beethoven and Liszt through her close studies with legendary pianists György Sebök and Artur Schnabel’s teaching assistant, Leonard Shure. Other important influences include American pianists Richard Goode, Claude Frank, Aube Tzerko, Leon Fleisher, Joseph Kalichstein, Menahem Pressler and chamber coaches Yo Yo Ma, Gilbert Kalish, Eugene Lehner and Louis Krasner. A notoriously inspiring coach, Eliane maintains an active master class studio for highly dedicated and accomplished musicians in San Francisco, California.