About

General

Jeroen Riemsdijk is a Dutch Concert Pianist, Chamber Musician, Teacher, and Author. He performs regularly as a soloist and with distinguished artists in Concert Halls, at Festivals, and in the recording studio. Programs include an all Brahms Piano Quartets and Quintet recital and a Beethoven all Cello Sonatas recital.

Teachings

Riemsdijk teaches Piano at the Piano Faculty and is a musical coach at the Conservatoire of Maastricht.

Besides a Piano Solo Class, he leads the MA-study in Accompaniment.

He gives masterclasses and lectures (on topics such as Piano Balance Technique, Interpretation Philosophy, Beethoven's 'acceleration technique').

Discography

His discography contains music by Shostakovich, Rääts, Sisask, Khachaturian, Debussy, Kalkbrenner, and Dutch Composers Wim Zwaag and Robert Quodbach and many others, with an emphasis on 20th-century and contemporary music. Labels: Masters on Stage Records and Dutch Record Company.

Artistic leader

Jeroen Riemsdijk is the artistic leader of ‘Masters on Stage’. and has commissioned much new work.

Roots

Jeroen Riemsdijk received his ‘Konzertdiplom’ at the Folkwang Musikhochschule in Essen with Russian pianist Boris Bloch. He completed his initial studies ‘with distinction’ in Professor Ben Smits (a pupil of Cornelius Berkhout, Bela Siki, and Clara Haskil) at ARTEZ.

He was a prize winner at the ‘Start ‘86’ competition and was selected as a soloist at the Young Musicians Foundation founded by Sir Yehudi Menuhin.

 

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