Belgian pianist Fem Devos (°1995), based in Brussels, showcases her versatility as a musician by wholeheartedly embracing various dimensions of the classical music world: performing chamber music and as a soloist in different settings, on both modern and historical pianos. She is passionate about sharing intense emotions with her audience, through a thoughtful choice of repertoire combining known and lesser-known music.
Fem obtained her bachelor’s degree at the Conservatory of Ghent under the guidance of Vitaly Samoshko in 2016. She continued her musical education in Maastricht, where she completed the bachelor’s degree in 2017 and successfully earned her master’s degree in 2019.
In April 2023, Fem was selected by Gent Universitair Symfonisch Orkest (G.U.S.O.) to perform the Ravel G major piano concerto, for a series of concerts in Berlin and Ghent. Piano recitals have taken her so far to Brussels, Ghent, Wervik, Ruiselede, among others. In 2019, she was a finalist of the Music Award Maastricht. Another highlight from the same year was the performance of Saint-Saëns’ 5th piano concerto, with the Maastricht University Orchestra and the Continuo Orchestra in Ghent.
Fem is very passionate about playing with other people. Since 2016, she is the pianist of the Chekhov Trio, an international piano trio based in Belgium and The Netherlands. Last year, they brought out their first album, with the label Etcetera Records, including the world premiere of the piano trio by Henriette Bosmans. They won several awards, such as the Orlando Concert Tour (2021) as well as the second prize in the Triomphe de l’Art Competition (2018).
She’s also a member of the StringWood Ensemble, a Dutch-based group with clarinet and string quartet. They perform in different settings (trio, quartet etc.) and focus on interesting story lines.
Additionally, Fem teaches private piano lessons and works as a piano accompanist for the music schools of Brussels and Aalst.