it feels as though his music can be read like a diary
Dutch pianist and composer Joachim Challem (1994) started playing the piano at the age of 8. As he is on a continuous journey to explore life, Challem’s music speaks to many due to its honesty; it feels as though his music can be read like a diary. His emotions, voice, movement and reactions are communicated through his piano. It’s an instinctive phase where thoughts reach out and lucidly guide him.
Joachim was born in Holland where he grew up with his two mothers and brother. After years of studying the piano he noticed life was more then music alone. He believes that nature is the greatest teacher for all complex thoughts a human can attain. That’s why he lives his life partly in the unknown mountains of Northern Spain, in the search for his own home. Therefore, he composes his music on different piano’s in multiple countries, environments and moods.
In 2022 he started releasing his first works – with great success. Entering classical charts at #1 and enjoying cross-platform support over 15 million streams. Next to the support of Calm Radio & ClassicNL, Challem was a regular at NPO Radio 1 & NPO Klassiek playing live and doing extensive interviews about his sequel release. He did many release shows and toured through the Nordics with his bike to reduce his environmental footprint. Something that was not unnoticed by the media. Also, streaming platform TIDAL featured Challem in their 2023 ‘Classical Artists to Watch’ program, showcasing young classical artists.