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Paul Komen

The Preludes Vol 1

  • Type CD
  • Label Globe
  • UPC 8711525508804
  • Catalog number GLO 5088
  • Release date 19 August 2002
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About the album

Paul Komen made his debut at the age of 13 with a radio recording of works by Bach and Scriabin. He then studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Jan Wijn. During his studies he took part in several master classes, which resulted in 1978 in his first gramophone recording. In 1981 he made his English debut at the Wigmore Hall in London. In 1982 Paul Komen finished his studies at the Sweelinck Conservatory 'cum laude' and received a grant from the German Academic Exchange Services to continue his studies with Professor Hans Leygraf In Hanover. In 1984 he made his debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw as soloist with the Radio Philharmonlc Orchestra conducted by Sergiu Comissiona.

In 1985 he finished his studies in Hanover with the Solisten-Diplom, again cum laude. He then continued to study with Juan Carlos Zubeldia in Bilbao and with Nelly Ben-Or In London. In 1986 he received a grant from the Dutch government to study with György Sandor in New York and with György Szebök in Bloomington, Indiana. In 1989 Paul Komen made his American debut at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the National Gallery in Washington.

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