Jeroen Bal

Jeroen Bal (1973) studied with Jan Wijn at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and graduated with honours in 1988. Additionally, he took masterclasses with Gÿorgy Sebok, Gÿorgy Sandor and Boris Berman.

In 1991 Jeroen won first prize at the SJMN Competition and second prize at the Prinses Christina Competition. In 1996, he reached the semi-final of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. In 1992 he received, together with cellist Johan van Ierse’, the ‘Zilveren Vriendenkrans’, a prize awarded by the Friends of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. With his ensemble Escher Trio he also won several prestigious prize.

In 2004, Jeroen Bal played the piano solo from Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly, a concert that was broadcast live on national TV. He again performed Petrushka in 2005, this time under the baton of Mariss Jansons. He also toured Japan and the United States with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

With the Escher Trio he took masterclasses with Isaac Stern, Mstislav Rostropovitsj and Menahem Pressler and gained international recognition touring Germany, the Czech Republic,  Norway and the United States.

Jeroen Bal has been a répétiteur at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam since 1997.