Helene Luyten (piano)
At a very young age, Helene Luyten received her "Premier Prix" at the Royal Conservatory of her native town Antwerp, where she was a student of pianist Eugène Traey. She decided to continue her studies at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels where she earned her "Diplôme Supérieur" as a student of the renowned pianist Eduardo Del Pueyo, and with Arie Van Lysebeth as her chamber music teacher.
In order to refine and perfect her playing she first became a student at the "Chapelle Reine Elisabeth" in Argenteuil with teacher and coach Eduardo Del Pueyo and she was later awarded a Fullbright Scholarship for her studies at the world-famous Juilliard School in New York where she earned the Graduate Status. At Juilliard she also took lessons in Chamber Music for Two Pianos, Pedagogy for Piano, Contemporary Music, Musical History and Piano Literature.

She took part in several master classes and had sessions with renowned pianists amongst whom: Frederik Gevers, NoŽl Lee, Naum Sluszny, Pavel Stepan and Pierre Bartholomée, and a course on Lied Interpretation by the famous English tenor, Peter Pears.

Still a student herself, she became the assistant of her mentor and teacher Eduardo Del Pueyo at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels where she still teaches "Lied Interpretation " and "Prima Vista".

In 1990 she founded the chamber music ensemble "Kassiopeia" (vocal quartet with piano). She also forms a successful duo with the internationally active tenor Robert Luts, and with her daughter Edith Van Dyck, flautist.


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