Sanae Zanane

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Started in: 2018
Musician type: keyboard
University: Leuven University
Nationality: Morocco

Sanae Zanane is a Moroccan-Japanese pianist, fortepianist and harpsichord player.

While still at high school in Morocco, studying piano with Ghizlane Hamadi, she was accepted at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris A. Cortot in the class of Cécile¬ Edel-Latos and received a Diplôme d’Enseignement in 2003.

Subsequently her studies took her to Lyon where she studied under Hervé Billaut and then to the Pôle Supérieur de Paris Boulogne-¬Billancourt and the Sorbonne where, under Hortense Cartier-Bresson she completed her Bachelor in Piano (2010) and Masters in Musicology (2012).

Since 2012, Sanae has been living in Stuttgart, Germany. She was awarded a Masters in Piano (2014) under the tutelage of Péter Nagy and a Masters in Fortepiano (2017) under the tutelage of Stefania Neonato. During her studies Sanae has benefited from the advice of numerous musicians, among them Edson Elias, Jean­Claude Pennetier, Jacques Saint­Yves, Tuija Hakkila Bart van Oort, Tom Beghin and Malcolm Bilson.

Sanae gives solo recitals, lecture-recitals as well as chamber music performances in Morocco, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. In addition, she likes to share her passion with young musicians by participating in competition juries and through teaching.


Time and Technology in Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

Started in 2018

This research aims to capture notions of musical time such as rhythm and tempo as they were conceived in late eighteenth-century, and how these evolved through the nineteenth century. I engage with various historical keyboard instruments in correlation with Beethoven’s works considering, beside their purely musical…

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