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.