Braaf knows how to effortlessly alternate intimacy and depth with intensity and passion. Moreover, it is his personal mission to bring classical music to people who have less affinity with this genre, in his own unique way.
Dywel Braaf, a 26-year-old piano virtuoso, was born and raised in Bijlmer. His passion for classical music began as a youngster when his mother put him to bed with classical music. He knew he wanted to be a composer, artist, and concert pianist since childhood.
Braaf began piano instruction at Muziekschool Amsterdam when he was nine years old. Within a year, he was admitted to Excellence Classical class.
Dywel became a finalist in the first edition of the Royal Concertgebouw Concours at the age of 12, and in 2014 he won second prize at the Princess Christina Concours West 2. In the same year, he was also a semi-finalist in the Steinway Competition. In 2018, during Bijlmer Klassiek OPEN, Braaf played Gustav Mahler's piano quartet with violinists from the Concertgebouw Orchestra. One year later, Braaf opened Black Achievement Month (as one of the ambassadors) with a piece by César Franck. In 2020, he graduated from the Artez Conservatory in Zwolle. In 2022, Braaf participated in the concert From Southeast with Love at the Royal Concertgebouw. Braaf also displayed his piano skills during Tussen Gaasp & Gracht at Museum van Loon in Amsterdam. Braaf is also a music teacher at DGAI Music School in Amsterdam Southeast.
Last update: 31 May 2023