My musical career started around the age of 9, when my father put me behind the harpsichord. Almost every Sunday morning I accompanied my father, who played the recorder, in the sonatas of Bach, Telemann, Handel, and other baroque heroes.
A couple of years later I became much more interested in pop and jazz music, so I switched to the piano.
During my studies at the university I discovered (choral) singing, and I soon ended up in all kind of vocal groups and choirs. At that time I started writing my first choral arrangements.
All this eventually led to the study of conducting vocal pop and jazz. I graduated cum laude in 2004.
Right now I am musical leader of the choirs "Tous les oiseaux d'Europe" and "Bladgoud", and I am founder, conductor and arranger of the workshop series "The Vocal Sound Of ...".
I do a lot of composing and arranging for choirs, and I am always searching for the magic that multiple voices can add to a song. Furthermore, I have great interest in (vocal) improvisation, and also the use of modern techniques, such as loop, samplers and effect, in combination with choral music.