Jeroen Van Veen
Dutch pianist and composer, Jeroen van Veen, the leading exponent of minimalism in Holland today, Alan Swanson (Fanfare)

Jeroen Van Veen (1969) started playing the piano at the age of 7. He studied at the Utrecht Conservatory with Alwin Bär and Håkon Austbö. In 1993 he passed the Performing Artists' Exam. Van Veen has played with orchestras conducted by Howard Williams, Peter Eötvös, Neal Stulberg and Robert Craft. He has played recitals in Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia & the USA. 
Van Veen attended master classes with Claude Helffer, Hans-Peter & Volker Stenzl and Roberto Szidon. He was invited to several festivals; Reder Piano Festival (1988), Festival der Kunsten in Bad Gleichenberg (1992), Wien Modern (1993), Holland Dance Festival (1998) Lek Art Festival (1996-2007). Van Veen recorded for major Dutch Radio- and Television companies like AVRO, NOS, IKON, NCRV, TROS/Internet, WTBC-TV & Radio (Florida, U.S.A.) and Moscow Television. In 1992, Van Veen recorded his first Album with his brother Maarten as the internationally recognized Piano duo Van Veen. In 1995 Piano duo Van Veen made their debut in the United States. They were prizewinners in the prestigious 4th International Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition in Miami, Florida. After this achievement they toured the United States and Canada many times. The documentary "Two Pianos One Passion" (nominated with an Emmy Award 1996) documents them as a duo. 
Besides performing, Jeroen is co-founder and artistic director of the International Student Piano Competition, which is held in Utrecht every two years. In 1995 Jeroen Van Veen founded the duo Sandra & Jeroen van Veen, a piano duo with Sandra Mol. As such, they mainly perform music for multiple pianos by Erik Satie, Douwe Eisenga and Simeon ten Holt. Furthermore, in 1999 Van Veen initiated a concert series ‘Pianova’ in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Beside his career as a solo pianist Van Veen also participates in the following ensembles: ‘Piano Ensemble’, ‘The International Piano 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, Avant-Garde, Techno, Trance and Pop Music. Currently Mr. Van Veen is director of Van Veen Productions, Chairman of the Simeon ten Holt Foundation, Culemborg Cultural Foundation, Pianomania Foundation and artistic director of several music festivals in Culemborg, Utrecht and Veldhoven. He is active in the International Utrecht Student Piano Competition and the Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition. Over the last 15 years Van Veen recorded more than 150 Albums for several labels (Mirasound, Koch, Naxos, Brilliant Classics) and his own label PIANO.
The recording of Les Noces for Koch and Naxos was stated in the New York Times as " the best recording ever".
Classics Today on Erik Satie pianoworks four hands, 10 artistic quality, 10 sound quality

www.jeroenvanveen.com



DISCOGRAPHY:
* Pianoduo van Veen (1992) Mirasound
Jeroen en Maarten van Veen, piano
* Two Piano’s, One Passion (1997, alleen verkrijgbaar in de VS)
Jeroen en Maarten van Veen, e.v.a. piano
* Oranje en de Muziek (1999)
o.a. Jeroen van Veen en Tamara Rumiantsev
* Les Noces van Stravinsky (2001) Koch International
I.P.Q. (Elisabeth en Marcel Bergmann & Jeroen en Maarten van Veen)
* Les Noces, I. Stravinsky o.l.v. Robert Craft, NAXOS
International Piano Quartet, piano
* In naam van Oranje, MOMU
Tamara Rumiantsev & Jeroen van Veen, piano
* Complete Multiple Piano Works, Simeon ten Holt
Brilliant CD 7795
(11 cd)
Canto Ostinato, Horizon, Lemniscaat, Incantatie IV, Meandres, Shadow nor Prey, Piano Ensemble: Irene Russo, Fred Oldenburg, Jeroen en Sandra van Veen.
* Minimal Piano Collection, Brilliant CD 8551 (9 cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano
* Pianoworks Theresa Proccacini 2004, PAN 3081
Jeroen van Veen & Irene Russo, pianoduo
* Tubular Bells, Part I, version for two pianos and two synthesizers and
version for four grand pianos. Brilliant CD 8812
Piano Ensemble: Elizabeth & Marcel Bergmann, Sandra & Jeroen van Veen, piano
* Canto Ostinato, Simeon ten Holt, Zefir 9615
Sandra & Jeroen van Veen, two pianos
* Complete works for piano four hands by Erik Satie,
Brilliant CD 9129
Sandra & Jeroen van Veen
* Piano Files, Douwe Eisenga,
Zefir 9619
Sandra & Jeroen van Veen, two pianos, four pianos
* Minimal Piano Collection, Volume X-XX
Brilliant CD 9171 (11 cd)
Jeroen van Veen & friends, two-six pianos
* Piano Works, Simeon ten Holt BC 9434 ( 5 cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano
* Piano Works, Philip Glass BC 9419 (3 cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano
* Canto Ostinato, Simeon ten Holt BC 9261 ( 2 cd)
Piano Ensemble with Jeroen van Veen
* Für Anna Maria, Complete Piano Works Arvo Pärt BC 94775 (2 cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano ( two piano pieces with Sandra van Veen)
* Waves, Complete Piano Music, BC 9452 (7 cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano ( two piano pieces with Sandra van Veen)
*The Best of Einaudi, BC 94910 (2 cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano
*Canto Ostinato XL BC 9453 (12 cd)
Jeroen van Veen & Friends
*Slow Music, Erik Satie BC 94768 (1cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano
*Incantatie IV, Simeon ten Holt BC 94918 (2 cd)
Tamara Rumiantsev, Sandra & Jeroen van Veen
*Piano Music, Jeroen van Veen, BC 9454 (5 cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano ( two piano pieces with Sandra van Veen)
*Complete Piano Music, Jacob ter Veldhuis, (2 cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano ( two pianos with Sandra van Veen)
*IN C,Terry Riley, BC 95217 (1 cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano
*Piano Music, Michael Nyman, BC 95112 (2 cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano
*Complete Erik Satie, Jeroen van Veen, BC 95353 (9 cd+ 18 download)
Jeroen van Veen, piano
*24 Minimal Preludes, Jeroen van Veen BC 95383 (2 cd)
Jeroen van Veen, piano

@ Van Veen Productions Label PIANO:
* Canto Ostinato (1996) PP 9600
Sandra en Jeroen van Veen, piano
* Incantatie IV (1998, 2-cd) PP 9800
Sandra en Jeroen van Veen en Tamara Rumiantsev, piano’s
* Minimal Pianoworks Volume I (1999) PP 9910
Jeroen van Veen, piano
* Canto Ostinato voor 2 piano’s en 2 marimba’s (2000) PP 2010
Sandra en Jeroen van Veen, piano & Esther Doornink en Peter Elbertse, marimba
* Minimal Piano Works Volume II, (2001) PP 2011
Jeroen van Veen, piano
* Internatonal Students Piano Competition (2002)
PP 2012
Live recording Finals at Vredenburg, Utrecht
* Culemborg City Soundscape, (2004) PP 2015
Marcel Bergmann, Jeroen van Veen, two pianos, Peter Elbertse percussion
* Shadow nor Prey, Simeon ten Holt, (2004) PP 2013
Fred Oldenburg & Jeroen van Veen, two pianos
* Love Me, (2004) PP 2017
Single Judith Jobse, 2 prijs voor selectie Songfestival.
Judith Jobse & Jeroen van Veen
* Chamber Orchestra Novosibirsk (2005) PP 2022
by Alexander Polishchuk, live recording.
* DJ PIANO ( demo)
DJ Paul Adriaanse & Jeroen van Veen, piano & synthesizers
* Piano & Hang (2009) PP 2024
Peter Elbertse on Hang & Jeroen van Veen on piano
* Tango Mania (2009)
PP 2025
Tangos by Astor Piazzolla performed by Jeroen van Veen
* Canto Ostinato for two prepared pianos
PP 2026
Sandra & Jeroen van Veen, tape used by Itzik Galili
* Canto Ostinato, composers choice,
PP 2027
Sandra & Jeroen van Veen
* NLXL,
PP 2028
Sandra & Jeroen van Veen, pianos, keyboards, toy pianos
* Pianomania, A Quiet evening in Culemborg
PP 2018
Marcel Bergmann, Rinse Posthuma, Jeroen van Veen
* Canto Ostinato for three pianos & organ
PP 2029
Aart Bergwerff, Marcel Bergmann, Sandra & Jeroen van Veen
* Canto Ostinato, Live version
PP 2030
Sandra & Jeroen van Veen
* Horizon, Live Version for four pianos
PP 2031
Irene Russo, Fred Oldenburg, Sandra & Jeroen van Veen
* Canto Ostinato for synthesizers PP 2047
Sandra & Jeroen van Veen on keyboards/synthesizers

COMPOSITIONS JEROEN VAN VEEN:
* Culemborg City Soundscape, (2002) (on CD)
* Weeshuis Soundscape (2005) (on tape)
* Words on Kindness, for 2 pianos and 5 voices (2006) (premiered 2006)
* 12 Minimal Preludes, BOOK I, (1999-2003) (on CD 8551)
for piano
* 12 Minimal Preludes, BOOK II, (2004-2006) (on CD 8551)
for piano
* In de Doelen, leadermuziek (2006) on DVD
For piano
* Tango for Amalia, Alexia & Ariane (2007) (premiered 2007)
For piano four hands
* Incanto for two pianos (2008) (On CD 9171)
* Snake it Easy for six pianos (2009)
* Draughts for 20 pianos (2009)
* NLXL (2010-2011)
* Incanto 02, for two pianos (2011)
* Incanto 03, for threepianos (2011)
* Incanto 04, for four pianos (2011)
* Minimal Preludes Book III, 26-35(2009-2012)
* Minimal Preludes Book IV, 36-41 ( 2013)
* Repeating History for two pianos (2012)
* Ballade for Frank; piano & carillon (2013)
* Molly, for four pianos (2013)


OTHER INFORMATION:
Van Veen Productions, (1995-) director
International Students Piano Competition, Utrecht (1994-2006) artistic director
Lek Art Foundation, Culemborg (1994-2008) artistic director
Simeon ten Holt Foundation, Culemborg (2004-) chair
Culemborg Cultureel, Culemborg (2005-2008) chair
Ostinato Festival, Veldhoven (2006-2012) artistic director
Piano Mania Foundation, Culemborg (2006-) chair
Dranoff Two Piano Foundation Miami, Artistic Director development (2002-)