Head of piano department at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp | Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen

Belgian born pianist Aaron Wajnberg studied at the Antwerp Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music.

In 2011, he made his Carnegie Hall debut and has performed worldwide as a soloist and a collaborative pianist ever since. At a very young age, Aaron Wajnberg became laureate of almost all national Belgian piano competitions. He was a prizewinner of the International EPTA competition and won first prize at the International American Protégé Piano Competition in New York.

He performed at the Teatro Municipal Rio de Janeiro, Veronica Hagman Hall Danbury (Connecticut), Palau de les Arts Valencia, the Bayerische Staatsoper München, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Clara Schumann Saal Frankfurt, Crystall Hall Rogaska Slatina, Mozarteum Salzburg, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Teatro Communale Bologna, Teatro Verdi Milano, Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle Lille, Ruse State Opera (Bulgaria), Baltasar Dias Municipal Theatre Funchal (Madeira), Elisabethzaal, Flemish Opera, DeSingel and AMUZ Festival van Vlaanderen (Antwerp), LaMonnaie, Miry Concert Hall Ghent, Brussels Royal Conservatoire.

As a soloist, he played with different orchestras, such as the Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonico San Remo, Bruoscella Symphony Orchestra, Il Novecento, Orchestre Festival de Lille, Antwerpen Camerata under the baton of conductors such as Koen Kessels, Dimitris Spouras, Edmond Saveniers, Bart Van Reyn, Robert Groslot, Carlo Ranieri, Jan Steenbrugge.

He established himself as a chamber musician in high demand, and he paired with the Russian violinist Artiom Shishkov as well as Fernando Gonzalez, Annelien Van Wauwe, Koen Wilmaers, Carlo Willems, Vlad Weverbergh, Nikolaas Kende, Kiyotaka Izumi, Maciej Pikulski, Dmytro Sukhovienko, Levente Kende and Matthew Barley among others.

He was the accompanist for international masterclasses and recitals by great singers such as Maxim Mikhailov, Charlotte Cromheeke, Liesbeth Devos, Valerie Vervoort, Stephanie Friede, Anne Cambier, Cairan Ryan, Emma Char, Edith Wiens, Karen Vermeiren, Lisa Mostin, Lubov Stuchevskaya, Thomas Allen, Sergei Leiferkus, Gary Jankowski, Ann Murray, Jean-Paul Fouchecourt and Christianne Stotijn. Commiting a great deal of his time to vocal accompaniment, Aaron Wajnberg studied with Roger Vignoles in London, with Jozef De Beenhouwer and Lucienne Van Deyck in Antwerpen and with Helmut Deutsch in Vienna.

He works as a vocal coach and accompanist at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp where he also holds the Chair of the Piano Department and he gives masterclasses in Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris and New York. In 2017 he was invited as a guest professor to conduct masterclasses at Western Connecticut State University (Danbury).

He regularly performs contemporary music and has collaborated with composers such as L. Brewaeys, P. Boesmans and R. Groslot. He made his debut CD for the Austrian label Salzburg Concert Records.