About Jeroen den Herder – artistic director
Jeroen den Herder was born in Zutphen into a musical family. When he was only 5 he started cello lessons. After finishing the musical academies of Zwolle and Amsterdam in The Netherlands he completed his cello studies in London. A successful career in national and international concerts followed, but he felt a growing urge to combine performing with teaching. His teaching career started at the Utrecht Conservatory, and at present, he is teaching the cello majors at the Amsterdam and Rotterdam Academies. As a guest professor, he also teaches in Minsk and Liege.
He has been invited to more than 30 countries for concerts and masterclasses and, apart from the standard repertoire, he often plays contemporary music as the permanent cellist in the Dutch Nieuw Ensemble. As a cellist in the Ruysdael Kwartet, he has performed in all the major concert halls of The Netherlands, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Wigmore Hall in London and Oji Hall in Tokyo.
Jeroen den Herder is a D’Addario artist.