The Belgian pianist Sylvie Decramer is one of the most promising Lied pianists of her generation.
With her passion and drive, she currently guides and coaches young singers at the Robert Schumann Hochschule für Musik Düsseldorf, where she is active as vocal accompanist and vocal coach. Before she gained her experience at the Universität der Künste Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, in the singing classes of Peter Maus, Enrico Facini, Carola Höhn, Thomas Quasthoff, Renate Faltin, Anna Korondi.
After obtaining her Master degree at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Daniel Blumenthal, Sylvie moved to Berlin in 2009 to continue her pianostudies at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Björn Lehmann. Her deep affection for the Lied, made her also accomplish a Master Degree in Lied accompaniment at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler with well-known lieder pianists Wolfram Rieger and Eric Schneider.
She attended several masterclasses with Joseph Breinl, Christoph Prégardien, Thomas Quasthoff, Brigitte Fassbaender, Konrad Jarnot, Christianne Stotijn, Julius Drake.
Sylvie is a versatile talent with a focus on making music as partners. Her sharp thinking, sense of style and flexibility gives her partners the space they need, but takes at the same time initiative with its own color palette, challenging her partner to listen and communicate.
Besides performing in liedrecitals with different singers, she also profiles herself as a chamber musician. She forms a duo with the saxophonist Nele Tiebout (professor at the Conservatoire Royal de Liege).
Awards include 1st prize and special prize for the Liszt piece at the 2. Concorso Europeo di Esecuzione Musicale San Nicola giovani (Bari) in 2008 2nd Prize at the Axion Classics Competition, 2nd Prize at the Concorso Internationale per giovani musicistici G. Campochiaro (Sicilie). In 2016 Sylvie and Australian mezzo soprano Anna Smith were accepted as Lied soloists into the concert series `Vrienden van het Lied´ in the Netherlands. During the first corona lockdown she took on the challenge to record the Winterreise Schubert with 24 different singers each from their house.
Sylvie received grants and scholarships from the Gisela and Erich Andreas, Franz- Grothe, la Vocation.
She is based in Oud-Turnhout in Belgium.