Jeroen de Groot

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination
and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

- Plato -

Music knows no truth, only suggestion.
Here lies the key that gives us access to creation and renewal, again and again.
And only when we are true to ourselves, we can make something that is also meaningfull to others.

- Jeroen de Groot -

There are mysterious powers,
vibrations and radiations that influence my feeling
and that I, the humble human being that I am, cannot grasp at all.

- Sándor Vègh -

You can only teach someone
something that he already knows.

- Ivry Gitlis -

Track from the new Bach-album: solo sonate in g: fuga

Jeroen de Groot, The Netherlands 1961, studied at Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam with Herman Krebbers from the age of 11. After winning the prestigious Oscar Back competition in 1985 he continued his studies with Sandor Vegh in Salzburg and Ivry Gitlis in Paris.
During this period he was prizewinner at competitions in Munich, Scheveningen, Concertgebouw and Bordeaux.

The past year he has been working on the launch of his new CD of the Bach solo Sonates and Partitas. The interpretation of this ‘Bible’ for the violin is always on his mind. In concerts in which he plays three up to six of the sonates his fresh approach to this masterpiece is renowned.

To make Bach more approachable, Jeroen together with the actress Carla Hardy has developed a new music-theatre production 'Bach Stress'. 'Unexpected and unorthodox, the public is challenged to look at Bach with fresh eyes'.

Movement, spontaneity, warmth and communication are the keywords for this artist.

Concertos by

Bach
Beethoven
Bruch
Berg
Brahms
Bartók
Dutillieux
Elgar
Glazunov
Mendelssohn
Mozart
Prokofiev
Schumann
Shostakovich
Sibelius
Tchaikovsky
Vieuxtemps
Vivaldi
Walton
Wieniawsky

Sonatas for violin and piano

Mozart: c-dur, bes-dur and a-moll
Beethoven
Brahms
Debussy
Franck
Grieg nos 2 and 3
Ravel
Fauré
Händel
Prokofiev Schubert Fantasie in c-dur, Grand duo sonata in a-dur
Strauss
Schumann a-moll
Corelli d-dur and La Folia
and many others.

Solo repertoire

Bach
Ysaÿe
Prokofiev
Paganini

Encore pieces by

Wieniasky, Kreisler, Sarasate and many others.

agenda

23-04-2017 11:00u Recital in de Hofzaal van het Markiezenhof, Bergen op Zoom
24-03-2017 20:30u Solo Bach-Recital in Apollo First Theater, Amsterdam
Jan-Feb '17 Diverse Recitals in Duitsland
09-11-2016 20:00u Presentatie nieuwe Bach CD's met DVD in RMO, Leiden
06-11-2016 20:30u Beethoven recital in Theater Posa, Lelystad
25-09-2016 3:00u Solo Bach-Recital Theater Kleintje Kunst, Hilversum
05-06-2016 15:00u Recital met pianiste Brook Cuden in 't Waarhuis te Aduarderzijl
28-05-2016 20:15u Recital te Bennebroek
21-05-2016 19:00u Bach, Kreisler, Waxman en ? tijdens Vioolnacht RMO Leiden
15-05-2016 14:30u Recital in theater Posa te Lelystad
21-03-2016 20:15u Bach solo-recital in de Stulpkerk te Lage Vuursche
13-03-2016 14:30u Beethoven recital in Theater De Purmaryn te Purmerend
21-02-2016 15:00u Bach Recital in Winterswijk
22-01-2016 20:15u Bach Stress te Amersfoort
12-12-2015 20:30u Beethoven Recital in Posthuistheater te Heerenveen
10-12-2015 19:30u Concert met pianist Bart van de Roer in het RMO-Leiden
29-11-2015 14:30u Beethoven Recital in Theater Markant te Uden
22-11-2015 11:00u Beethoven Recital in Kunstkring Hilversum
1-11-2015 15:30u Bach Stress met actrice Carla Hardy in Lentis te Zuidlaren
18-10-2015 Tour Portugal met pianist Bart van de Roer tot 25-10-2015
09-10-2015 20:30u Beethoven Recital in het Apollo First Theater Amsterdam
17-05-2015 15:30u Bach Stress in de Ontmoetingskerk Lentis te Zuidlaren
23-04-2015 20:15u Beethoven Recital in Schouwburg de Kring te Roosendaal
15-03-2015 14:30u Beethoven Recital in Theater de Purmaryn te Purmerend
12-03-2015 15:00u Bach solo sonates en partitas tijdens Berlage festival
15-01-2015 14:30u Beethoven Recital in Theater Markant te Uden
07-01-2015 Concerttour Duitsland tot 15-02-2015
Jeroen de Groot, Johan Sebastiaan Bach book, 2cd and dvd

J. S. Bach, Solo Sonates & Partitas
All-in-one-book: 2 CD's, a 1h documentary, text by Katja Reichenfeld. Released: October 2016 - ISBN: 9789038925578.
Listen to 60s fragments

Solo sonate in g: fuga

CD The French Collection

The French Collection (double CD)
A combination of French Impressionistic sonates and romantic, virtuoso works has proved to be an international succes.

fragment: Francis Poulenc

CD Unforgettable

Unforgettable

fragment: P. de Sarasate

CD Jean Wiéner: Chamber Music

Jean Wiéner: Chamber Music
Live recording in the Singer Museum Laren, 14 march 2001.
Ensemble Wiéner Mélange: Jeroen de Groot - viool, Taco Kooistra - cello, Ilona Stokvis - mezzosopraan, Marcel Worms - piano.

fragment: Trois dances, Java

teaching

Educated in the real european-violintradition (H.Krebbers, S.Vegh and Y.Gitlis). As a private teacher Jeroen is very succesfull with his pupils on several competitions and winning auditions in Holland and abroad.

Contact

Jeroen de Groot
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
violinist@jeroendegroot.info
06 1209 3337


Concert management:

Paul Kaptein Producties