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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Enjoy Final Concert of Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

  June 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians were present in the Royal Box at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts on Thursday evening for the final concert of this year’s Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. Performing were the top three laureates of this competition, this year held for cellists for the first time. Victor Julien-Laferrière from France was named the winner of the competition earlier this week; Yuya Okamoto from Japan came second, and Santiago … Continue reading

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Concert Time: A Queen, A Princess and A Duchess Enjoy Music Performances

  May 31, 2017 at 8:44 pm by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians had two special guests with her for this evening’s performance of finalists in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition: the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Sarvath Al Hassan of Jordan. The trio of royal ladies watched the cello performances of two finalists for this year’s prize, the first for cellists, Maciej Kulakowski and Seungmin Kang, who were both accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Belgian King and Queen Host Queen Elisabeth Music Competition Jury

  May 30, 2017 at 3:52 pm by

The Queen Elisabeth Music Competition is now in its final week, and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde today hosted a reception at the Royal Palace of Brussels for members of the jury who will be deciding this year’s winner. This year the competition has been opened to cellists for the first time. Queen Mathilde, who is Honorary President of the QEMC, looked lovely in a lime green sleeveless dress with … Continue reading

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Prince Emmanuel Joins His Mother For Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

  May 16, 2017 at 7:12 pm by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians brought along her younger son, Prince Emmanuel, for the second session of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition semi-final, which is this year being held for the first time for cellists. In each session, four of the 24 semi-finalists, perform either a Haydn or Boccherini concerto or recital accompanied by the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia. The finals will be held later this month. The Queen is … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Attends Queen Elisabeth Music Contest Award Ceremony

  June 1, 2016 at 8:51 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday May 31, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians participated in the award ceremony of the International Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize – the Queen Mathilde Prize that this year was focused on the piano competition. The ceremony took place at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo. Winner of this year was the Czech pianist Lukas Vondracek who received a prize of 25,000€ and the opportunity to hold concerts … Continue reading

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Liechtenstein’s Princess Margaretha Joins Belgian Queen at Piano Finals

  May 29, 2016 at 10:20 am by

A foreign royal guest joined Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth at the final piano concert of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition last night, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein. The trio – all in bright shades of orange and pink – watched the final musicians before Lukáš Vondráček was announced as the winner of the piano segment of the competition. #CMIREB #piano: dernière session des finales du Concours Reine Élisabeth-Piano 2016 @BOZARbrussels @QEIMCBelgium … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde and Queen Máxima Attend Session of the Queen Elisabeth Competition Piano Finals

  May 26, 2016 at 7:37 am by

At the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, last night Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was present at the third session of the piano finals for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition at the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels. #QEIMC #piano: 3rd session of the finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition-Piano 2016 @BOZARbrussels @QEIMCBelgium pic.twitter.com/rEFJDHbFfK — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) May 25, 2016 After … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Joined By Husband At First Piano Finals

  May 24, 2016 at 4:49 am by

Last night Queen Mathilde of the Belgians was joined by her husband King Philippe at the first concert for the semi-finals for piano music of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. The concert was held at the BOZAR in Brussels. The king and queen posed in front of a bust of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians, great-grandmother of King Philippe. She started the competition in 1937. The competition was only named … Continue reading

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Who Was Watching Eurovision While Queen Mathilde Listened To Piano Music?

  May 15, 2016 at 1:59 pm by

Yesterday evening Queen Mathilde of the Belgians attended the final semi-finals for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. Earlier this week she already attended the other semi-finals. On one occassion she too her youngest daughter Eleonore along, while on Thursday it was the turn of her youngest son Emmanuel. The Queen wore a dark dress with pink flowers. While the Queen listened to classical music, somebody in the palace was getting … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Share Three Events In One Day

  May 11, 2016 at 10:55 am by

A busy day for the king and queen of Belgium. Together with their son they participated in three seperate events. In the morning King Philippe I and Queen Mathilde received school directors from Brussels in the royal palace to talk about the challenges, tools and prospects of Belgian education. Réunion de travail avec des directeurs d'écoles sur l'#enseignement à #Bruxelles: défis, outils et perspectives pic.twitter.com/nMLWBGQLzK — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Takes Youngest Daughter Along To Piano Semi-Finals

  May 9, 2016 at 4:12 pm by

Belgium’s Queen Mathilde and her youngest daughter Princess Eléonore went to the Flagey building in Elsene, Brusels this afternoon to listen to the semi-finalists on the piano of the annual Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. The first round of the piano was last week. Of the 76 finalists only 24 made it to the semi-finals. The young musicians have to perform twice for an international jury. Each afternoon there will be … Continue reading

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Belgium’s Queen Attends Queen Elisabeth Music Contest Award Ceremony

  June 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians today presented the prizes for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition which this year focused on violin players. The award ceremony took place at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, with Lim Ji-young from South Korea taking out the International Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize – the Queen Mathilde Prize. For coming in first out of the twelve musicians who made the finals, Ms Lim was awarded 25,000€ and a … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Shines In Green

  May 17, 2015 at 6:44 am by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians has attended the semi finals of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition 2015. Attending the semi finals, Queen Mathilde recycled a knee length lace green dress. She matched a skinny gold belt which we have seen with various outfits in the past and nude pumps. View image | gettyimages.com During the event, Queen Mathilde took time to met with Lithuanian composer Vykintas Baltakas, US pianist … Continue reading

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Royal Ladies at QEC 2009 Luncheon

  May 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm by

Queen Fabiola, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid and her husband, Archduke Lorenz, and Princess Claire had lunch today with the jury members of the Queen Elisabeth Competition – Violin, of which the semi-finals were performed yesterday evening. The lunch was hosted at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Queen Fabiola is the patron lady of the Competition. This year, members of the jury include Jaime Laredo and Martin Beaver. The Queen Elisabeth … Continue reading

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