Born in 2001, Eduard Preda dives into a diverse musical journey, taking on the roles of pianist, composer, and improviser. His musical path began at the age of four guided by his father, the accomplished musician and multi-instrumentalist Marius Preda.
Under the mentorship of the respected Dutch piano teacher Jan Wijn he diligently honed his skills. Striving for excellence, Eduard crossed the ocean to attend the renowned Berklee College of Music. This experience allowed him to explore a variety of musical genres, crafting a unique musical identity that mirrors his artistic flair.
All of this was made possible by the VandenEnde foundation, to whom Eduard is immensely thankful.
Eduard’s performances have illuminated stages across Europe, mesmerizing audiences with his virtuosity and heartfelt expression. Collaborating with his brother Thomas, they form The Preda Brothers – a truly unique force that won the Princess Christina Competition. On top of that, they performed at prominent festivals, with North Sea Jazz being the highlight of their career thus far.
Presently, Eduard is dedicated to perfect his craft at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, guided by the expertise of Paolo Giacometti, a mentor who plays a pivotal role in refining his artistic journey.
Eduard’s solo endeavor is a testament to his growth as a pianist. His upcoming album is an all-encompassing musical narrative that showcases Eduard’s remarkable evolution. This collection delves into classical harmonies, original compositions, intricate arrangements of jazz pieces, cinematic scores and spontaneous improvisations. This album, which provides an avenue to explore his full musical capacity, allowing him to embrace a spectrum of genres beyond his classical roots.