"Dreaming with my fingertips."
Tom Kristiaan began music lessons at the age of 9. He always dreamed of playing the piano. He started his classical music education at the Bruges Conservatorium (1984-1992), and later studied accordion, jazz piano, ensemble, singing, music theory and music composition in conservatoria of Antwerp, Ostend, Courtrai and Bruges.
Bit by bit he turned his hand to composition and developed his signature style of neoclassical, dreamy melodies, always steeped in a deep sense of melancholy.
In 2019 Tom Kristiaan recorded his first solo album, In Deep Woods. Several tracks from it have been used as film music on Belgian TV.
In 2020, during Covid lockdown, he composed Tom's Gymnopédies (EP), his personal interpretation of Erik Satie’s famous Trois Gymnopédies.
In 2021, he released his second full album Glance of You, which included the singles Winter Snow and Seized by the Wind on felt piano.
In 2022, he recorded the album Petites danses et rêveries, a collection of warm, intimate compositions inspired by the world of dance. A local artist created a unique artwork for each piece. "Un sourire et une larme (valse)", "Moi, toi et la danse" and "La Ballerine" reached in total more than 10 million streams on Spotify and is distributed by the Piano & Nature record label.
3 years on from his first album, his compositions are streamed in more than 180 countries via more than 5000 playlists.
People tell ...
"A concert we won't forget! Tom has it: the musical gift to touch people. He touches the sensitive soul inside of you. Pure emotion!"
"Prachtig. Verstilling en verdieping."
"A whole movie passed through my mind! Top!"
"So f*** beautiful. The melancholy is striking: Tom Kristiaan is a poet."