In my early youth I fell in love with the piano. Since, I attended classical piano lessons and later studied jazz piano at the conservatory of Utrecht (with Jasper van ’t Hof & Bert van den Brink) where I graduated ‘cum laude’ for Bachelor and one year later for Master degree (after having lessons from John Taylor at the Hochschule foür Musik in Cologne). Next to the main piano lessons I also studied composition with Henk Alkema and followed sound engineering classes.

After my studies I toured through theater-, classical and pop stages like Bellevue and Paradiso in Amsterdam with several bands/artists/singers, also with appearances on dutch national television. Besides live performing I increasingly do studio session work as a multi-instrumentalist; next to piano I also play percussion, drums and (bass)guitar.

In 2002, I was hired to play the piano scores written by Paul M. van Brugge for the movie Valentín by Alejandro Agresti:

  • His interpretations of Bach are a pleasure to listen to and his compositions and productions (a.o. for film) are impressive.
    — Bob van der Boom (pianist, composer and producer at a.o. NBC/CBS/VPRO)
  • Your notes are really breathing in and out, giving all the notes the right space. The notes and timing are beautiful. A deep bowing
    — "Le Vab" (music producer) via indabamusic