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, Festivals, and recording studios. Programs have 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 Piano Balance Technique, Interpretation Philosophy, Beethoven's acceleration technique, Bach's phrasing/Rhetoric, based on the latest H.I.P. insights, sight reading) and is an experienced research coach.

Discography

His discography includes works 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 artistic leader of 'Masters on Stage'. and has commissioned many new works.

Roots

Jeroen Riemsdijk received his ‘Konzertdiplom’ at the Folkwang Musikhochschule in Essen with Russian pianist Boris Bloch. He completed his initial studies ‘with distinction’ with 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 soloist at the Young Musicians Foundation founded by Sir Yehudi Menuhin.

 

As an acclaimed chamber musician and collaborator Riemsdijk has worked with many leading artists, including: Gustav Rivinius, Levon Mouradian, Johan van Iersel, Floris Mijnders, Arno Pieters, Leon Bosch, Wolfgang Meijer, Roeland Hendrikx, Henk Guitart, Yuri Zhislin, Levon Chilingirian, Massimo Merceli, Norbert Nozy, Jean-Pierre Cnoops, Szymon Marciniak, Ian Clarke, Gabi Riet van Pas, David Abrahamyan, Allar Kaasik, Mirel Iancovici, Jeroen and Sandra van Veen, Philippe Bernold, Benny Wiame, and many renowned Lied and Opera singers.

Jeroen Riemsdijk has commissioned and premiered of works by Chiel Meijering, Marijn Simons, Roel Van Oosten, Wim Zwaag, Galina Grigorjeva, Gerard Beljon, Arno Dieteren and many others.

 

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