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Florent Robert Frans Brouw
(born in Veurne
Veurne is a city and municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Veurne proper and the settlements of Avekapelle, Booitshoeke, Bulskamp, De Moeren, Eggewaartskapelle, Houtem, Steenkerke, Vinkem, Wulveringem, and Zoutenaaie.-Origins in the 15th...
, 31 January 1929) is a Belgian
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pianist. He is a Canadian
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citizen since 1975.
He finished his studies in Brussels' Royal Conservatory in 1952, taking part immediately after in the resumed Queen Elisabeth Music Competition
The Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, a founding member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions has been, since its foundation, considered the world over to be one of the most prestigious and most difficult. It is devoted to violin , piano , to composition and to singing...
, where he was awarded the 4th prize. An intense concert career ensued throughout the 50s. Brouw taught in the Ghent Conservatory for a few years before settling in Quebec City
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in 1964. He is an Honour Citizen of Veurne.
Brouw is the dedicatee of Jean Absil
Jean Absil was a Belgian modernist music composer, organist, and professor at the Brussels Conservatory.- Biography :...
's Trois Pieces de Piano (pour la main droite seule) Op. 32