Elisabeth Crommelynck (°1990) and Sander Meersmans (°1992) first met at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp where they studied piano with Levente Kende and Heidi Hendrickx. In 2015 they both earned their master’s degree in music, magna cum laude.
Their warm friendship and shared passion for the piano duet repertoire brought them together as 'Pianoduo Symbiosis'. Since June 2016, they have been exploring the wonderful world of piano music for 4 hands. This resulted in a series of concerts throughout Belgium and The Netherlands with their performance 'Europiano'. In January 2017, they enrolled in the chamber music course of the Orpheus Institute in Ghent (BE). There they have masterclasses with well-known chamber music teachers like Piet Kuijken, France Springuel, Paul De Clerck... In November of the same year, the duo opened the music festival 'Bruxelles Sur Scènes' with the première of their second performance 'Fiesta Slavonica'
Next to their performing activities, both pianists are also working at 'de Academies' in Antwerp: Elisabeth is a piano teacher in Deurne, Sander teaches piano and piano atelier in Borgerhout.
"Music is the universal language of mankind."
— Henry W. Longfellow —