Margaux Vranken is a pianist, a composer and a singer. With a mixed and complete musical training : classic training (piano, music theory) for more than 10 years, chorist at the Youth Choir of Royal Opera La Monnaie,
piano jazz at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Margaux is carrying out several ongoing projects.
She founds the quartet PINTO in 2012 and offers a bitter-sweet, delicate, bright and appealing jazz. The band wins the Audience Prize in the scope of the Brussels Jazz Marathon contest in 2014. PINTO finishes its monthly residency at the Sounds Jazz Club with a critical and public success at the Mithra Jazz festival in Liège in 2015.
Margaux also composed the music of the long-feature "Les Liberterres" (released in Brussels’ cinema Vendôme on August 19, 2015). She is currently composing for a new acoustic formula: piano, bass and drums. She just received a grant from the Fondazione Siena Jazz to take part in the Jazz Summer Workshop 2016 (with among others David Binney, Stefano Battaglia, Jeff Ballard, Matt Penman).
She is working toward a M.M. in Contemporary Performance at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute with Danilo Perez and an impressive array of faculty including John Patitucci, Adam Cruz, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, and George Garzone among others. The Global Jazz Institute is an intensive program which awards full-tuition grants to all participants who in turn must complete a Master’s degree in just one year.
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