In 1988, she was an award winner of the Cziffra Foundation (Senlis, France) and the same year she played at the Tibor Varga Festival (Sion, Switzerland) and also with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, conducted by Sergiu Comissiona.
First trained by her mother, she then went proceeded to study at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels followed by the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden’s class. Eliane advancing on to the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, to the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Hans Leygraf, the Lemmensinstituut with Alan Weiss and there after to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris as a post graduate under the aegis of Michel Beroff, Brigitte Engerer, Hans Leygraf and Jacques Rouvier. Ensuing her studies, she was appointed professor of complementary piano at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.
In the spectrum of international competitions, Eliane has won innumerable awards including 1st prize in Ettlingen, Germany and 1st prize at the Cervantes International Piano Competition in Cuba. Finalist at the Montreal International Musical Competition, the Clara Schumann International Piano Competition in Düsseldorf, where she was equally rewarded for chamber music, and at the Maria Canals International Music Competition, to mention but a few. Eliane Reyes devotes herself to a career as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician to the unanimous acclaim of the international press and audiences.
Her performances have procured the endorsement of the Vocatio, Rheinold Blüthner and Solti Foundations and Eliane has had the opportunity to benefit from support from renowned international artists and to perform with some of them, such as Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Augustin Dumay, Ivry Gitlis, Gary Hoffman, Misha Maisky and José van Dam.
She has performed at venues as far afield as from North America to the Far East as well as her concerts in Europe, furthermore invited to such prestigious festivals as the Schwetzinger Festspiele, the Klavier- Festival/Rhur, the Saint Moritz Festival, the Progetto Argerich (Lugano), the Nohant Chopin Festival, and to halls such as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Kölner Philharmonie in Cologne, the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Stockholm Konserthuset, the Bozar in Brussels, de Singel in Antwerp, The Festival of Wallonia, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Festival des Arcs (Savoy) and the Cité de la Musique in Paris …
Her discography consists of works by Nicolas Bacri, F. Chopin, C. Debussy, Benjamin Godard, F. Liszt, Michel Lysight, D. Milhaud, M. Ravel, A. Tansman, as a consequence she obtained many awards such as “Pianiste Maestro” by the French magazine Pianiste, “Ring” by Classic Info, “Joker” by Crescendo Magazine and a “Supersonic” award from Pizzicat and notably from ResMusica, where she was awarded “La Clef d’or” for her solo recording of the 24 Intermezzi by A. Tansman. Eliane Reyes was nominated three times for the “International Classical Music Awards”.
Eliane Reyes joined with Jean-Yves and Dalila Marinaro for the first “Rencontres Pianistiques” in Collioure and she is also co-founder, with Nicolas Bacri and Lorenzo Gatto, of the “Concerts Intimes” in Ittre in Belgium.
She is a patron of Festival Classissimo 2015, the classical music festival in Brussels, and jury member of several international competitions.
Eliane Reyes is currently Professor of piano at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
Eliane Reyes will have as assistant professor Jeanine Gillard.