Winner of SABAM Jazz Award 2010 category veteran musician. Pianist Fred Van Hove is one of the pioneers of improvised music.

Not quite jazz, not really classical, Van Hove’s music has elements of both, but manages to transcend those classifications to create a genre all its own. Van Hove’s virtuosity brings to his music an almost impossibly broad range of influences, clear echoes of Erroll Gardner, Arnold Schoenberg, Lennie Tristano, Cecil Taylor and others—an uncommon and tantalizing combination.

He has performed with most of the world’s improv musicians in a variety of combinations: solo, duo, trio and large ensembles such as the legendary Peter Brötzmann Octet and Van Hove’s own ‘t Nonet.