About

Jeroen Riemsdijk is a Dutch Concert Pianist, Chamber Musician, Teacher, and Author. He frequently plays solo and in ensemble settings in concert halls, festivals, and recording studios. Programs have included recitals with the complete Brahms' Piano Quartets and Quintet and the performance of Beethoven's Cello Sonatas.

Riemsdijk joins the Piano Faculty at the Maastricht Conservatoire.
He also leads the MA studies in Accompaniment in addition to his Piano Solo Class.

He gives masterclasses and lectures on various topics, including sight reading, Beethoven's acceleration technique, Bach's phrasing/rhetoric, interpretation philosophy and strategies, and based on the most recent H.I.P. insights, and is a skilled research coach.

With a facination for 20th-century and contemporary music, his catalog features compositions by many composers, including Shostakovich, Rääts, Sisask, Khachaturian, Debussy, and Dutch composers Wim Zwaag and Robert Quodbach.

His love in the early Romantic virtuoso period, the "style brilliant', has resulted in a Friedrich Kalbrenner recording which includes his 24 preludes.

His catalogue shows affinity with different styles and periods.

Labels: Dutch Record Company and Masters on Stage Records.

As artistic director (2009-'20) of "Masters on Stage", Jeroen Riemsdijk has ordered many new works on commission.

With Russian pianist Boris Bloch, Jeroen Riemsdijk earned his "Konzertdiplom" at the Folkwang Musikhochschule in Essen. At ARTEZ, under the guidance of Professor Ben Smits (a former student of Cornelius Berkhout, Bela Siki, and Clara Haskil), he finished his initial studies with 'distinction'. Bela Siki was a pupil of Weiner and Dohnanyi in Budapest.

He was a soloist at the Young Musicians Foundation, established by Sir Yehudi Menuhin, and a prize winner in the "Start '86" competition.

 

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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