Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)

Gerard Willems - Pianist

@the_ivories

🎹🎹pianist - educator - traveller- lover of life 🎹🎹 tag me with #playsomewillems

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So we were told that the induction kit you get in German  hospitals, you get a little #prosecco! Well, I thought I should treat @clevarish to a nicer environment for that #medicinal beverage, followed by a wonderful meal. Thank you so much @grenzhof_heidelberg and their wonderful staff for looking after us in the most special way. If this doesn’t tempt #thatklassikbaby to come out, then what will?! Please also follow @klassikcouple on #instagram and #Facebook for the first news. 
#anyminutenow #41weekspregnant #overdue #comeoutbaby #gerardwillems

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


So we were told that the induction kit you get in German hospitals, you get a little #prosecco! Well, I thought I should treat @clevarish to a nicer environment for that #medicinal beverage, followed by a wonderful meal. Thank you so much @grenzhof_heidelberg and their wonderful staff for looking after us in the most special way. If this doesn’t tempt #thatklassikbaby to come out, then what will?! Please also follow @klassikcouple on #instagram and #Facebook for the first news. #anyminutenow #41weekspregnant #overdue #comeoutbaby #gerardwillems

I am really having a lot of fun here at the @uniartshelsinki Sibelius Academy with some very talented students! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ #uniarts #gerardwillems #beethoven #mozart @sydneycon #sydneycon

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


I am really having a lot of fun here at the @uniartshelsinki Sibelius Academy with some very talented students! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ #uniarts #gerardwillems #beethoven #mozart @sydneycon #sydneycon

What a wonderful feeling to be back in this hall at the @concertgebouw where I played solo recitals during my time here... #nostalgic

Today @klassikcouple is here to hear the New Dutch Academy under the direction of fellow #Aussie musician @murphyconductor! Toi toi toi!

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


What a wonderful feeling to be back in this hall at the @concertgebouw where I played solo recitals during my time here... #nostalgic Today @klassikcouple is here to hear the New Dutch Academy under the direction of fellow #Aussie musician @murphyconductor! Toi toi toi!

Eva @clevarish found this little treasure for me for my #birthday today on @marktplaats and I couldn't be happier. You see the name who composed this little #piano piece? 🎹"G. Schellekens"🎹 The "G" stands for "Gerard" and this man was my #grandfather 
I do have a few little pieces by him but I didn't know "Souvenir de Thalia" ❀️

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


Eva @clevarish found this little treasure for me for my #birthday today on @marktplaats and I couldn't be happier. You see the name who composed this little #piano piece? 🎹"G. Schellekens"🎹 The "G" stands for "Gerard" and this man was my #grandfather I do have a few little pieces by him but I didn't know "Souvenir de Thalia" ❀️

Watching the classic movie #PeepingTom on German/French TV station @artefr. This is a very important movie to me as it gives me the chance to listen to my mentor and piano teacher Gordon Watson again who is playing all the solo piano music in this film. Makes me very #nostalgic about my own time as a #student at the @sydneycon 😊🎹 #gerardwillems #playsomewillems #gordonwatson #sydneycon

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


Watching the classic movie #PeepingTom on German/French TV station @artefr. This is a very important movie to me as it gives me the chance to listen to my mentor and piano teacher Gordon Watson again who is playing all the solo piano music in this film. Makes me very #nostalgic about my own time as a #student at the @sydneycon 😊🎹 #gerardwillems #playsomewillems #gordonwatson #sydneycon

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Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


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Is that an omen? @clevarish and I are enjoying our @klassikcouple time at the @cafeonderdeooievaar. Eva is #25weekspregnant today and sitting under the stork. Had to take a photo of that πŸ˜‹

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


Is that an omen? @clevarish and I are enjoying our @klassikcouple time at the @cafeonderdeooievaar. Eva is #25weekspregnant today and sitting under the stork. Had to take a photo of that πŸ˜‹

What kind of #piano #professor would I be and not visit the @juilliardschool 😊...and how wonderful it was to see so many former @sydneycon students there (even a player who used to play for Judy Bailey's #jazz band. He was there at the time when they played at my #wedding!). I met the wonderful David Dubal whose conversations with #Horowitz I have read so many times. He is a wonderful man and we immediately had a connection. And then we met the legendary Jerome Lowenthal who at 85 is still teaching a full class. Eva @clevarish were lucky enough to be present at his weekly group class where his students play if they like to and at the end have dinner together in the studio. I might steal this brilliant idea when I am back in #Sydney 😁🎢 #juilliard #juilliardschool #gerardwillems #playsomewillems #nyx #newyork

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


What kind of #piano #professor would I be and not visit the @juilliardschool 😊...and how wonderful it was to see so many former @sydneycon students there (even a player who used to play for Judy Bailey's #jazz band. He was there at the time when they played at my #wedding!). I met the wonderful David Dubal whose conversations with #Horowitz I have read so many times. He is a wonderful man and we immediately had a connection. And then we met the legendary Jerome Lowenthal who at 85 is still teaching a full class. Eva @clevarish were lucky enough to be present at his weekly group class where his students play if they like to and at the end have dinner together in the studio. I might steal this brilliant idea when I am back in #Sydney 😁🎢 #juilliard #juilliardschool #gerardwillems #playsomewillems #nyx #newyork

I am at LAX, reading the Australian news and am utterly said to learn that Bill Leak has passed away far too early. He was the one who designed the cover for my "Mozartrois" recording of the complete #Mozart #Piano #trios. I taught one of his sons for a while who I remember to be a very talented and creative boy. 
My heart ❀️ goes out to Bill's family and friends. This is very unexpected and sad... Rest in Peace, Bill.

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


I am at LAX, reading the Australian news and am utterly said to learn that Bill Leak has passed away far too early. He was the one who designed the cover for my "Mozartrois" recording of the complete #Mozart #Piano #trios. I taught one of his sons for a while who I remember to be a very talented and creative boy. My heart ❀️ goes out to Bill's family and friends. This is very unexpected and sad... Rest in Peace, Bill.

I am in #sanfrancisco now and had a wonderful evening with an old friend. William Corbett-Jones came to the @sydneycon in the 90's for six months to fill in for another dear friend, Albert Landa. I have not seen Bill since I came to San Francisco in 2001 when I was preparing for my first #Beethoven recordings. So wonderful to see this man and to share some #memories, #food and of course #music 🎢

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


I am in #sanfrancisco now and had a wonderful evening with an old friend. William Corbett-Jones came to the @sydneycon in the 90's for six months to fill in for another dear friend, Albert Landa. I have not seen Bill since I came to San Francisco in 2001 when I was preparing for my first #Beethoven recordings. So wonderful to see this man and to share some #memories, #food and of course #music 🎢

...and here I am! At @ucla! Due to a few little delays there was no time to get to our accommodation and now I am on stage, preparing for a #lecture #recital after 15 hours on a plane without having had the chance to shower or change. Oh well... I am excited regardless! The hall is slowly filling with keen faces. Let's do this! #gerardwillems #ucla #losangeles #playsomewillems

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


...and here I am! At @ucla! Due to a few little delays there was no time to get to our accommodation and now I am on stage, preparing for a #lecture #recital after 15 hours on a plane without having had the chance to shower or change. Oh well... I am excited regardless! The hall is slowly filling with keen faces. Let's do this! #gerardwillems #ucla #losangeles #playsomewillems

Farewell dear winter - hello summer! My winter coat is checked in to go to #Sydney inside my suitcase. I am actually looking forward to a bit of warmth. See you soon #downunder!!! #ilovesydney #Germany #Europe #winter #socold ⛄️❄️

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


Farewell dear winter - hello summer! My winter coat is checked in to go to #Sydney inside my suitcase. I am actually looking forward to a bit of warmth. See you soon #downunder!!! #ilovesydney #Germany #Europe #winter #socold ⛄️❄️

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself" - George Bernard Shaw

Enjoy creating your day today... and tomorrow... and the day after 😊
#lifeisbeautiful #create #gerardwillems

Gerard Willems - Pianist (@the_ivories)


"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself" - George Bernard Shaw Enjoy creating your day today... and tomorrow... and the day after 😊 #lifeisbeautiful #create #gerardwillems