François Glorieux, born in Courtrai, Belgium on August 27 1932, and acclaimed throughout Europe, the USA, Latin America, Canada, Japan, China, the Middle East and Africa is one of the most widely accomplished and versatile musicians traveling the international circuit today: pianist composer conductor, commentator, entertainer, honorary professor of chamber music at the Royal Music Conservatory of Ghent, guest professor at Yale University (USA) and director of the International Piano Master Class in Antwerp. His particular art was the rare one of improvisation presented in five languages. Glorieux practices all musical styles and has been highly considered by great artists such as André Cluytens, Arthur Rubinstein, Yves Nat, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Enrique Jorda, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, but also Michael Jackson, Stan Kenton, Stéphane Grappelli, Paul McCartney, Toots Thielemans, Jacky Collins, Annie Girardot, Dionne Warwick, A.C. Jobim, and so on. Certain facts of his very busy life claim our special attention: triumphant tours with the late André Cluytens in Germany and Austria; collaboration with the "Ballet of the XXth Century", the "Royal Ballet of Flanders", the "Nederlands Danstheater" (The Hague), the "Nationaal Ballet" (Amsterdam) with the choreographers Béjart, Leclair, Panov, Koning, Corelli, Loza.
François Glorieux passed away on the 23rd of September 2023.