Started playing the piano at three years old
“A great spirit revealed”
– Leonard Cohen
Bare feet. Bare soul.
At the heart of Iris Hond’s musical journey is the piano—an instrument she masterfully wields to weave a universal language of music. Her compositions transcend the boundaries of genre, inviting listeners into a realm where the lines between styles blur, and a new sonic landscape emerges.
With an unconventional approach to music, Iris has crafted a distinctive style that is both mysterious and authentic, creating an enigmatic allure around her performances.
What sets Iris apart is not only her technical skills but also her remarkable ability to connect deeply with her audience. Each performance becomes a profound and intimate experience, with the audience drawn into the emotional tapestry she creates. It’s this unique capacity to evoke emotion and establish a profound connection that distinguishes Iris as a true artist.
Her work speaks a language that resonates universally, appealing to the soul and transcending the conventional. Experience the magic of Iris Hond as she takes you on a journey through the uncharted territories of sound, where authenticity and mystery converge in harmony.
Attended first piano lesson
Accepted at the Royal Conservatory The Hague
Opened two shows for Diana Ross at the Gelredome Arnhem
Became the ‘house -pianist’ on a Dutch tv show called ‘De Tiende van Tijl’
Signed a record deal with the prestigious Decca label
Released debut album ‘Iris’ on the Decca Label
Became ambassador of the Dutch ‘Aangenaam Klassiek’ campaign recording Chopin’s first piano concerto. Which sold over 40.000 records
Graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree at the Royal Conservatory
Started a collaboration with American producer Patrick Leonard in Los Angeles
Was signed to the International Steinway Artists Wall
Released her first album with original music ‘Dear World’ produced by Patrick Leonard
Start ‘Dear World concert tour’
Established Iris Hond Foundation
Composed the original score for Broadway show ‘The Pianist’
Concert tour ‘Bewogen’
Released third album ‘Home’ with corresponding concert tour
Sold out concert tours playing a combination of her own original music and music composed by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi. Who said about Iris’s playing: “One of the most beautiful performances of my music”
Only pianist in history playing ten successive concerts at the large hall of the Koninklijk Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Main keynote speaker at the first ‘Happiness at work’ conference in the Queen Elizabeth hall Antwerp
Main artist at Pianocity Milan
Concert tour ‘Dichtbij’ (Closer) with new original music