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.
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 50 CDs for several labels (Mirasound, Koch, Naxos, Brilliant Classics) and his own label PIANO. The two latest are an eleven Cd box with Simeon ten Holt Multiple Piano Works and a set of nine presenting the Minimal Piano Collection including his own 24 minimal preludes.
The recording of Les Noces for Koch and Naxos was stated in the New York Times as " the best recording ever".
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