Well known as a pianist through his numerous concert tours throughout the world, Patrick Dheur is today also an appreciated composer in a range of musical genres from instrumental pieces to chamber music ensembles, from symphonic frescoes to cantatas and concertos. Benefiting from the complicity and confidence of renowned performers, he can be found as a concert pianist and composer on the most prestigious stages.
He has won various competitions and international awards, including first prize in the Szymanowski Competition. Selected by Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, the United States soon became a privileged place in his activities.
He leads an international career as a concert pianist and composer with more than 20 tours in the USA and an emblematic concert at Carnegie Hall in New York in November 2016. He can be found in China, Japan, Russia, Italy, France, Norway, Austria, Germany, Africa, South America…
He is invited as a soloist with many orchestras (the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Soloists, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Philharmonic Orchestras of Liege, Grenoble, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, the Springfield Symphony, the Norfolk Symphony, the Orchestra « G. Enesco » Orchestra of Bucharest, the Wiener Sinfonietta, La Camerata de Lausanne, the Orchestre Royal de chambre de Wallonie, among others).
He regularly collaborates with the greatest artists, in Belgium and on the international scene (Frank Braley, Pierre Amoyal, José van Dam, Yuri Bashmet, Irina Tseitlin, Lola Bobesco, Ronald Van Spaendonck…)
More than 20 Cds to date trace the incessant evolution of the composer and the interpreter.
This unusual artistic duality is transcribed in his new book « Composing with the world. Seven notes to understand each other » published by Snel in November 2018, which adds to his musical creativity a definite literary talent to be discovered in several books and various publications as well as in the librettos of his Cantatas and Oratorios.
Honorary citizen of the City of Liège, his native city, he invests in the safeguarding and enhancement of the musical heritage of Liège, in particular through his mission as Curator of the Grétry Museum and in his numerous recordings in connection with music and the museum collections of Liège.
Patrick Dheur has been appointed Commissioner of the City of Liège for the commemoration of the bicentenary of the birth of César Franck in Liège in 1822, in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège.