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Braam van Eeden

Piano Teacher in NYC

Braam van Eeden’s is an accomplished pianist and composer.

His musical career commenced under the guidance of Dr. Daleen Kirstein in South Africa.  He completed his Bachelor and Master degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Pretoria, studying under Prof. Joseph Stanford. Braam also completed as a Teacher’s Licentiate in Piano and Pedagogics at the University of South Africa.

He studied Professional Studies Diploma in Composition with Dr. Lowell Liebermann, at Mannes The New School for Music in New York City, aided by a Susan W. Rose Career Grant and an Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Scholarship.

Braam has many notable awards as a pianist and composer, including the Hesse trophy in the Beeld Eisteddfod for best piano composition of the year (2008) and the Vladimir Viardo prize for best pianist in the country, ages 20 and under (2009).

As a composer, Braam’s works have been commissioned and premiered to be performed with great success and appreciation throughout South Africa, Europe, and the United States. These works include:

  • Braam’s Fifth Piano Sonata (2013)
  • Intimità, for solo piano (2015)
  • Variations on a theme by R. Schumann for cello and piano four-hands (March 14, 2015 at Merkin Concert Hall in NYC)
  • Trio for Piano, Violin & Violoncello “The Note”(2016 – premiered by Olympus Trio)
  • Ten Miniatures for Piano Solo (premiered by distinguished pianist Andrew Yang on his tour  in 2017)
  • Preludes by T.S. Eliot (2017 premiered by award winning countertenor Juecheng Chen in 2017)
  • Three Pieces for Solo Flute (2017 premiered by award winning flautist Robin Meiksins)

Of the perofrmance in 2015, New York Concert Review stated: “It is indisputable that Mr. van Eeden is a natural talent with seemingly limitless potential, given his youth.”

Braam and his music have appeared on both radio and television, in Europe and The United States. He also featured in prominent newspapers such as The New York Times, The South African Beeld, Lake Champlain Weekly and Press-Republican, to name a few. His compositions are featured regularly on stages in The United States, Europe and South Africa, in both performance and masterclass settings.

In 2018, Braam was recognized as a Distinguished Music Teacher in New York City by the International Music Organization of New York.  Braam has joined Riverside Music Studios as  a passionate piano teacher who aims to create the most constructive learning experience tailored to the student’s individual needs.


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