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 Royal Conservatory of Ghent. Before she was active as a vocal accompanist at several German high schools, the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, the University der Künste Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, in the singing classes of Peter Maus, Konrad Jarnot, Enrico Facini, Ludwig Grabmeier, Carola Höhn, Hendrickje van Kerkhove, 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.
Her experience with singers and her love for the song genre make her a sought after pianist for recitals and master classes. She has already worked with singers such as Brigitte Fassbaender, Konrad Jarnot, Werner Van Mechelen, Kimberley Boettger Soller, Tineke Van Ingelgem,...
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 her own color palette, challenging her partners to listen and communicate.
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 selected as Lied soloists for 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 and la Vocation.
In autumn 2022, her own lied concerts ´Liederzeit´ started in Kortrijk.
She is based in Kortrijk in Belgium.