Classical methodology violin/viola

Jeroen Beckers

Classic
jeroen.beckers@zuyd.nl

Jeroen (born 1980) studied at Conservatorium Maastricht, the Lemmens Institute Leuven and the Zuid-Nederlandse Hogeschool voor Muziek, where he obtained Bachelor's degrees in Music Theory and Violin and Master's and Postgraduate degrees in Viola. At Conservatorium Maastricht, he teaches Methodology in the Classical Music department.

He has performed as a freelance violist with the symphony orchestra of De Munt, Brussels Philharmonic - VRO, Brabants Orkest Eindhoven and Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liege. From 2006 to 2009 he was co-principal in the Magogo Chamber Orchestra Tilburg. Jeroen was a violist with the international chamber orchestra iPalpiti, based in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles), in 2008 and 2009. With this ensemble, he performed in Switzerland, Philadelphia (Kimmel Center) and New York (Carnegie Hall). He has attended masterclasses in violin with Kati Sebestyèn and Zigmund Kowalski, in chamber music with Freddy Arteel, Jaap Kruithof, Donald Oehler and Benjamin Rawitz, and in viola with Karsten Dobers. He also studied choral conducting during masterclasses by Anne-Marie Cabut (conductor of La Cigale de Lyon), Kari Ala-Pöllänen (conductor of Tapiola Choir, Finland) and Michael Gohl (conductor of Jugendchor Zürich, Switzerland). During the final concert of a course in Örebrö (Sweden), he conducted the French youth choir La Cigale de Lyon.

He has been the conductor of the Cantitare boys' choir, children's choir and mixed choir of the music school of Stedelijke Academie voor Kunsten Maaseik since 2010. In 2014, he worked with the Cantitare children's choir with British composer and conductor John Rutter. At the moment, he also works as a teacher at the Stedelijke Academie voor Kunsten Maaseik (B). He is vice-chairman of the Flemish Federation of Young Choirs (VFJK).



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