I have studied piano (major) and cello (minor) in Tilburg (preparatory course), Utrecht (BAMus) and St. Petersburg (MAMus). As a laureate of various competitions (such as the Euregio Klavier Wettbewerb), I played at larger stages (such as the Concertgebouw, De Doelen, de Hermitage and so on), but what I enjoy most is to make people happy in a more intimate setting, for example at a house concert, church or coffee club. I also like to participate in festivals and performed at the Festival Oude Muziek, Bachfestival, November Music and Anno Domini, to name a few.
I teach the piano in the Utrecht area, specialised in children with autism. Also, I love to make music with other people. My ensemble history ranges from baroque chamber music in string quartet Col Legno, via music by unknown composers in piano trio Intermezzo and guitar duo Douze Cordes, to contemporary classical music with string orchestra Zoroaster, a group specialising in the performance of the 20th and 21th century repertoire.
At this moment, I am a member of the Domcantorij, the choir of the Domkerk in Utrecht.
Domcantorij Utrecht – Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Hugo Distler)
As a guest and studio musician, I played for various pop, rock and folk formations. The combination of classical music and modern media fascinates me. I also created soundtracks for film and TV, and published two books with English and Irish Duets (for violin and for cello duet), two books with baroque music for keyboard instruments and various pieces for cello solo, string quartet, cello and piano etc. in Encore!Magazine.
A musical collage, created together with Tom de Wit