Myriam Alter received classical
music training starting from the age of 8. Being very involved with her studies
(graduating from high school, then getting a licence for psychology at the
University of Brussels), she stopped practising her instrument at the age of
15. After her studies first she worked in an advertising agency for seven
years. Then, without really being aware of it, she returned to the search of
music by opening a dancing school which she managed for another seven years.
At 36 she picked up her instrument
again and soon discovered her skills as a brilliant composer with an individual
approach to romantic moods. (...) Coming from a Judeo-Spanishfamily (Sephardic Jews), Myriam
Alter was raised with all kinds of musics such as Latin, Italian, Oriental,
Spanish, South American and classical. As a piano player she was trained in
classical music, but later found her way into jazz. Myriam Alter first formed a
quartet, then a quintet together with Belgian musicians. After gaining some practical experience, she began to
write her own music.