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Sharon Niessen (Eindhoven, 1986) started with piano lessons on the age of 9 years old. Soon she appeared to be a talented pianist and therefore she got accepted to the Young Talent Class of the Fontys Conservatory Tilburg (NL). After high school she continued her studies with Ton Demmers, Jan Wijn and Joop Celis. In 2016 Sharon graduated cum laude as a Master of Music.

Sharon won various prizes on international competitions. The Petrof Competition, Prinses Christina Competition and YPF Piano Competition are some examples. She gave many recitals all over the world in leading concert halls like Muziekgebouw Eindhoven (NL), TivoliVredenburg Utrecht (NL) and Oosterpoort in Groningen (NL). Sharon gave a concert in Carnegie Hall in New York (US) as well.

She played with orchestras like the Helikon Orchestra, Philips Symphony Orchestra, Dutch Promenade Orchestra and worked together with conductors such as Kian Pin Hiu, Jurre Haanstra and Jules van Hessen. Together with the YouthOrchestra of the Netherlands she toured within the Netherlands with the 1st Piano Concerto of Franz Liszt in the Netherlands. The concert she gave during the 100th Birthday of Frits Philips in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven (NL) was another highlight in her musical career.

During her final Master recital Sharon played the 2nd Piano Concerto of Camille Saint-Saëns together with a specially organized orchestra under direction of Sander Teepen.

Besides giving concerts as a solo pianist, Sharon plays in chamber music ensembles as well.