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Belgian Violinist-Pianist & Composer Andreas Moulin

By: Azad Karimi

Music has been there in my life for as long as I can remember. As a little child, I had an endless fascination and a profound love for music. Before the age of 4, I remember making acquaintance with the piano, playing every time with just one finger. Once I was 4!

Interview

Belgian Violinist-Pianist & Composer Andreas Moulin

By Azad Karimi

 

Dear readers!

As always, thank you for your kindness and attention to taking the time to read my articles and interviews.

In this interview that you will read, I have interviewed a worthy young man from Belgium. He is very talented, creative, and dynamic and is interested in his work and strives for his progress to open new ways for the advancement and development of art. He sees himself as a translator, narrator, and commentator who wants to express himself. I am very happy with his success as an observer and a friend, and I believe that he has found his own destiny and is working for the future he has in mind.

On the other hand, I worry for the Iranian youth that they are in a very miserable situation. Disappointment is a widespread epidemic among Iranian youth. Disappointment with a future that hopes to achieve is almost zero, but their efforts are interesting to me.

And unfortunately, the Iranian government has no plans for youth career development ...

I do not like my introduction to be bitter so that the sweet taste of the interview with Andreas will be bitter for you, but yesterday (29 July) I found that the Iranian parliament has approved a plan to restrict Iran's internet and make it very difficult for young people and other Iranians to access it. I wanted to ask Gründer Elon Musk once again to hurry to cover the satellite internet network for Iran. But fortunately, before the publication of this interview, I heard that the Elon Musk internet satellite network has been activated in west of Iran. So I will gladly replace a few sentences from this introduction with this one:

O, great man! My good friend Elon, Thank you from heart! Your name will be recorded in the history book ... You are one of the soldiers of the Front of Light... Light will triumph over darkness!

 

God bless Andreas and Belgium, Elon Musk and the United States, me and Norway, and the youth of Iran and Iran.

I wish my dear friend Andreas success and progress.

 

 

 

Thank you!

Østland-Norway

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1- Please present yourself !

. I’m Andreas Moulin (25. January. 1994).I am a young Belgian violinist, pianist and composer. I studied violin, piano and chamber music at the LUCA School of Arts in Leuven (Belgium) where I was announced as violin teacher assistant at the age of 23.

I play in several music ensembles mostly chamber music. Furthermore I have performed as a violin and piano soloist in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Italy.

At the age of 24 I published my first album ‘Death of a Nightingale’ soon followed by my second one ‘When Night Falls’ my first self written and performed solo piece for solo violin and chamber orchestra. In 2019 ‘Forgotten Letters’, my first orchestral work went in première with the Flemish Orchestra Inaudita.
  
2-What is your artistic specialization ?

. I try to stay as open-minded as possible when it comes to the choice of my repertoire. In general, I have a soft spot for music that is calm, dreamy, and imaginary. Music that evokes images, impressions, or that is strongly linked with silence and melancholy. But I prefer playing wild, virtuosic, and complex pieces as well. That’s why I don’t like putting myself and my repertoire in a box. As long as a piece gives me a good vibe or some of those unexplainable goosebumps moments, it’s worth playing.

I don’t feel at home in the world of violinists, nor in the world of pianists, composers, or any other labeled box. Since I dislike staying fixed in those disciplines, this might be the reason why I have the impression that I’m always fluttering around in all these worlds without really feeling at home in one of them. Maybe I am a narrator, a translator, or even an interpreter, someone who uses everything to express himself.


3- When and how did you become interested in this field of art?

. Music has been there in my life for as long as I can remember. As a little child, I had an endless fascination and a profound love for music. Before the age of 4, I remember making acquaintance with the piano, playing every time with just one finger. Once I was 4!

I started my first violin lessons and a few years later the piano was added to the subject list. After finishing high school, I decided to take my chance and study at the conservatory for music. Later on, my interests in composing grew stronger, and even performing in music theatre caught my attention.

 

4- Who was your motivator?
. I think it’s in the first place important to find the motivator in ourselves. In the very beginning, I had huge support from my mother. I remember her taking notes during every initiation class and standing next to me coaching me while practicing. That definitely encouraged me to hold on.

During my student years at the conservatory, I was supported by my teachers among which my Japanese violin teacher, Erisa Kawaguchi, and my Belgian piano teacher Ria De Neve. 

Of course, I am also supported by my friends and family.  I think having an encouraging environment is of great importance in order to grow. 

5- How did your parents react once you decided to go to conservatory?  

. They were very supportive and enthusiastic.

6- When did your life as a professional musician begin?

. Well, according to my diplomas and certificates, I was considered as  ‘professional musician’ when I was graduated. But it didn’t feel like that at all.  Better yet, I had the feeling after graduation that I knew how to study music. When I was still a student, the publishing of two CDs with my own compositions, helped me a lot to get launched. And at the time I graduated, the right people knew me already. I got the opportunity to perform several times as a soloist with orchestra’s and ensembles which makes it easier for other doors to open. Being active in several art disciplines helps a lot as well.

7- Are you thankful and happy being a musician?

. Of course, I really have the feeling I can contribute to the world and share something with others. Communication, expression, and moving are very important to me. I consider them as some of my primary needs. Having the knowledge of how and the chance to fulfill these needs, gives me a very satisfying pleasure, and therefore I am very grateful.


8- What is music culture?

. I have no idea.

9- Why do some melodies become immortal?

. Most music is about universal and timeless subjects like love, loss, joy, sadness, dreams, desires,… those are emotions from all times which makes some melodies eternal since people of all ages in one way or another can relate to these, I think.

10- What is your prediction for the future of music!

. I believe music will be always there. The music itself will change, that’s for sure, but it will be there. People need music because it connects them, it eases the pain, it gives hope and it expresses the things that we don’t have words for. 

11- Can you become one part of the cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?

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12- How can you help our world to become a better place to live?

. Communication seems to Be Primordial. I am convinced that the world would be a better place if people start communicating, listening, and understanding each other more. Not only understanding others but also understanding themselves.

Acceptance is another very important thing: accepting each other, accepting oneself. Everything starts with (self-)acceptance.


13- Do you have an extra message or suggestion for our readers?

. Please do something that makes you deeply happy without hurting others. You’re not only doing yourself a favor but the whole world as well.

Website:
www.andreasmoulin.be

youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrFb3-LwSmvZLveAPrJUv5A