The world is full of many fine pianists but only a handful have a truly unique story, and even fewer have that gift to compose. Iris Hond is one of the few.
Iris Hond is a world famous pianist, popular keynote speaker and inspirator in business and corporate events. She uses her exceptional experiences and talent to inspire guests on themes such as individuality, connection, dreams, colouring outside the lines and courage.
In 2011, Iris Hond graduated summa cum laude from the Royal Conservatory, graduating top of her class. She studied primarily with renown pianist and professor Naum Grubert. She also studied with such legends as John Perry, Leon Fleisher, Dimitri Bashkirov, Herbert Stessin and Natalja Troull. Shortly after finishing her studies, Iris signed a record deal with Decca and recorded two classical albums. Handpicked to open for Diana Ross Iris continues to build an extensive concert career selling out shows worldwide.
Iris Hond captures her audience in combination with her own music and music by her beloved composers such as Chopin, Einaudi and Rachmaninoff on the grand piano. Traveling the world from a very young age, Iris has moved and motivated tens of thousands of people. Spending time with Iris is an experience that will leave you with hope, joy and a renewed respect for your success in life.
Iris left her parental home when she was fourteen to pursue her dream: to become a classical concert pianist. In difficult circumstances in which Iris lived on the streets, she learned to trust herself and the music, making a real connection. Iris still carries this confidence with her: she took the next step in her glorious career as a classical concert pianist and started writing and playing music herself. Her fabulous technique now only serves her own story, her own music and the connection with others.
Not only can Iris, as a keynote speaker, visually tell about the pieces she plays and the time she was wandering the streets. But as a child of our time, she inspires her audience with themes such as creativity, individuality, dreams and taking a new path. Iris' special life story is the starting point for the inspiring message: follow your dream and make real contact.
In business Iris shows managers, entrepreneurs, professionals and employees what the power of music can be and shows a new perspective on the term 'connection'.
If you want your event to be memorable, inspiring and touching, then you want Iris Hond to speak to you. Iris transforms her audience with her challenging and moving life story. Her talent and honesty takes her audience on a journey to betterment. No matter the venue, you will feel as if Iris is speaking directly to you.