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Diego Ghymers (Santiago de Chile, 1974; Albacete, Spain, 2015) spent his childhood in Belgium. He started studying piano at the age of 5 with G. Petiberghein, and subsequently J. Delo and N. Nihonmatsu, combining his classical training with contemporary music and experimental rock bands. After graduating from the University of Louvain, in 2000 he moved to Spain, where he continued his musical studies under Luca Chiantore and Pablo Gómez Ábalos at Musikeon, and also took classes with outstanding figures such as Katia Labèque, Alicia de Larrocha, Ton Koopman, Misha Maisky, Joaquín Achúcarro, Eric Heidsieck and Piero Rattalino. He has given recitals and lectures at prestigious Belgian, Chilean and Spanish institutions, as well as pursuing his growing interest in composition, jazz and experimental music. Since 2005, Ángela López Lara and Diego Ghymers have formed the duo "4 hands & 4 feet piano", performing at concert halls, universities, museums and cultural centres all over Spain. Together they have given lectures and courses at various conservatoires and educational institutions. In 2009, he moved to London to study a Master Degree in piano and composition at Trinity College of Music under Douglas Finch, Stephen Montague and Errollynn Wallen. In 2009 he created the London Soundpainting Orchestra, that he has regularly conducted in a variety of London venues (Queen Elizabeth Hall, Institute for Contemporary Arts). He has been also active on the chamber music scene (Ghymers Trio, O3 Trio, Wren Ensemble), having performed in venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields or the Wigmore Hall. In 2011, he was appointed teacher of Generative Techniques at Trinity College of Music. Diego Ghymers tragically died in a car accident in September 2015. Our Tropes on Chopin's B-flat Sonata are dedicated to his loving memory.

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