Classical methodology violin/viola

Jeroen Beckers


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 Musical Theory and Methodology in the Classical Music department.

He is asked as a guest conductor in Belgium and abroad, and has conducted choirs in Sweden, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, and Estonia.

He has performed as a freelance violist with the symphony orchestra of De Munt, Brussels Philharmonic - VRO, Brabants Orkest Eindhoven, the international chamber orchestra iPalpiti, and Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège and has performed in many cities in Europe, China, and the USA. 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 (France), Kari Ala-Pöllänen (Finland), Michael Gohl (Switzerland) and Denes Szabo (Hungary).

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, Belgium 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, Belgium. He is vice-chairman of the Flemish Federation of Young Choirs (VFJK) and member of the Music Commission of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat.