Welcome to the site of pianist-composer André Devaere

André Devaere (1890-1914) was a young and talented pianist and composer, born in Kortrijk, Belgium. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels with a pupil of Franz Liszt, Arthur De Greef, who was also a friend of Edvard Grieg.

André Devaere won several prizes and was invited to play many concerts. His dream was to compete with other talented young musicians in e.g. the 'Prix de Rome' and the Rubinstein competition in Vienna in 1915.

He also composed  pieces for piano, organ and composed several songs based on text by French poets.

World War 1 made his plans impossible. Fate caught up with him. André Devaere was conscripted into the Belgian army. Already on 10 November 1914 he got mortally wounded in the lungs near St. Joris-aan-de-Ijzer, south of Nieuwpoort, Belgium. He succumbed to his injuries in the early morning of 14 november. He was barely 24 years old.

On this site you can find all the information about his life, work and projects that nowadays are organised in his honour.

The André Devaere Committee.

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