duo b!z'artAndré Roe Geoffrey Baptiste

Born in a Belgian and English family, André graduated from the Royal Conservatories of Liège and Brussels (class of E. Moguilevsky), the « Koninglijk Conservatorium van Brussel » and the « Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot de Paris » (class of S. Markarov). He obtained numerous awards for young musicians in Belgium, France and Italy, including Dexia Classics as well as the Peleman's Prize awarded by the Belgian Composers Union for his interpretation of the national repertoire.

André shares his love of music with the public with the duo b!z’art, but also as an orchestral keyboard player. He frequently collaborates with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra, the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Air Force Music of Belgium, the Royal Opera Orchestra of Wallonia, The Lucilin Ensemble, the Solistes Européens Luxembourg. He played the continuo part (organ, harpsichord) of nearly a hundred Bach Cantatas (Chapelle des Minimes) and among others, the piano part of Stravinsky's Petroushka and Firebird (Luxembourg Philharmonie), Carl Orff's Carmina Burana (Paris Philharmonie), SaintSaëns Carnival of Animals (Liège Philharmonie), and the glockenspiel part in Mozart's Magic Flute (Wallonia Royal Opera), Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie,...

André passes on his passion as an accompanist and piano teacher at the Ettelbruck Music Conservatory in Luxembourg, after having taught at the Royal Conservatories of Liège and Brussels as well as at the « Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie » in Namur.