Lies Colman is an internationally acclaimed pianist, affiliated with the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, Belgium. She is specialised in chamber music, opera and lied.
Lies started to play music when she was five. She took up the mandolin, piano, violin and percussion, giving international concerts and successfully participating in music competitions. After graduating summa cum laude at the Royal Music Academy of Antwerp at the age of 14, she enrolled as a etra-curricular student at the Royals Conservatoire Antwerp. She would return there and obtain her Master’s degree, after obtaining academic degrees at Law and Comparative Cultural Science.
As a soloist, chambrist, song accompanist and orchestral musician, Lies Colman performed at all sorts of venues, from intimate concert halls to the Bozar, from Europe to South-East Asia. Her repertoire ranges from Viennese classics, to Russian high romanticism to contemporary creations. As a pianist, opera fanatic and music theater maker, she is associated with, among others, Muziektheater Transparant and the Kameroperahuis. In addition, Colman created and arranged music for a number of music theater performances and opera projects.
In 2012 her solo debut CD Tête à tête with Chopin was released. In that same year she recorded C'est l'ecstase langoureuse with Dutch baritone Frank Hermans. In 2014 the CD with the piano quintets by Beethoven and Spindler was released under the title ‘Taking Five’. In 2017 her latest album with sonatas for cello and piano by Lysenko, Borodin and Kosenko was released under her own label BouArt.
Since 2013 Lies Colman has been a piano teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, where in 2015 she became member of the Artistic board as the Artistic Coordinator of the Specific Teacher Training Program for Music. In 2016 she extended her Coordinating functions to the Classical Music Department. Regularly she gives masterclasses and presentations, in Europe and beyond.