Jeroen Van Veen
Jeroen Van Veen
Van Veen followed masterclasses with Claude Helffer, Hans-Peter & Volker Stenzl and Roberto Szidon. He was invited at several festivals; Reder Piano Festival (1988), Festival der Kunsten in Bad Gleichenberg (1992), Wien Modern (1993), Holland Dance Festival (1998) Lek Art Festival (1996-2005). Van Veen recorded for major Dutch Radio- and Television companies like AVRO, NOS, IKON, NCRV, TROS/Internet and for WTBC-TV & Radio (Florida, U.S.A.). In 1992, Van Veen recorded his first CD with his brother Maarten as the internationally recognized Pianoduo Van Veen.
In 1995 Pianoduo Van Veen made their debut in the United States. They were prize winner in the prestigious 4th International Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition in Miami, Florida. After this achievement they toured the United States for several times. The documentary "Two Pianos One Passion" (nominated with an Emmy Award 1996) follows them as a duo.
Besides performing, Jeroen teaches at the University of Utrecht, and is co-founder, member of the jury and artistic director of the International Student Piano Competition which is held in Utrecht every two years. In 1995 Jeroen Van Veen founded Van Veen & Van Veen (Van Veen & Co.), which is a pianoduo with his wife Sandra. As such, they mainly perform music for multiple pianos by the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt. Furthermore, in 1999 Van Veen started a concert series ‘Pianova’ in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Beside his career as a solo pianist Van Veen also partakes in the following ensembles: ‘Kunstgroep vier man op de stoep’, ‘Piano Ensemble’, ‘The International Piano Quartet’, ‘The Simeon Quartet’ ‘Piano Mania’, ‘DJ Piano’ and ‘Jeroen van Veen & Friends’. The various compositions by Van Veen may be described as ‘Minimal Music’ with different faces, Crossovers to Jazz, Blues, Soundscape, AvantGarde, Techno, Trance and Pop Music. Currently Mr Van Veen is director of Van Veen Productions, Chairman of the Simeon ten Holt Foundation, Artistic director of several music festivals in Culemborg, Utrecht, Veldhoven and Alkmaar. Over the last 15 years Van Veen recorded more than 25 CDs for several labels (Mirasound, Koch, Naxos, Brilliant Classics) and his own label PIANO.
Since 2005 he is Director of Artistic Development Overseas at the International Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition based in Miami, United States. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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