Jeroen Riemsdijk (born 1962) is a concert pianist, chamber musician, teacher, researcher and writer. He regularly performs as soloist and with leading artists in prestigious concerts halls, at festivals and in the recording studio. Riemsdijk is the artistic director of Masters on Stage and previously of the Altembrouck series in Belgium. He has premiered and commissioned many new works.
Recent performances include the complete Cello Sonatas by Beethoven and complete (in one day) Piano Quartets and Piano Quintet of Brahms with members of Abbado’s Mozart Orchestra. He is currently working on the Estonian Evocations project, introducing exotic piano works from Estonia. Riemsdijk is the author of “The Golden Fingers Technique for Pianists. The art of Passagework”, which is sold worldwide, and he has published several articles about sight-reading, balanced piano technique and the Style Brillant period.
Riemsdijk gives lectures and masterclasses. His discography includes music by Shostakovich, Rääts, Khachaturian and Dutch composers Wim Zwaag and Robert Quodbach. He teaches Piano and works as a vocal & instrumental coach in the Classical Music department of Conservatorium Maastricht. He has designed a special Master of Music programme for those wishing to specialise in Instrumental & Vocal Coaching.
Jeroen Riemsdijk received his ‘Konzertdiplom’ at the Folkwang Musikhochschule in Essen with Russian pianist Boris Bloch. He completed his initial studies with distinction in the class of Ben Smits (a pupil of Cornelius Berkhout, Bela Siki and Clara Haskil) at the ARTEZ conservatoire. In his early career he participated in the Young Musicians Foundation founded by Sir Yehudi Menuhin. Riemsdijk is an acclaimed pianist and chamber musician who has worked with many leading artists, including: Gustav Rivinius, Levon Mouradian, Johan van Iersel, Floris Mijnders, Arno Pieters, Leon Bosch, Wolfgang Meijer, 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 and many renowned opera singers.