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Maarten van Veen, conductor and pianist, comes from a musical family. He started playing the piano at an early age , and was taking conducting classes at the conservatorium Utrecht with Kenneth Montgomery and later with Arie Van Beek. He studied with Philip Herreweghe and Frans Brüggen on authentic music performance.  


His debut was with the opera of Rob Zuidam and later Robin de Raaff, and Van Veen conducts regular in contemporary classical music. As a pianist he is also heard in the series "Meesterpianisten" in de Doelen together with Ralph van Raat and played throughout Europe and toured the USA and Canada. Find here some of his recent projects and performances.


Down a path of wonder, whether it comes to conducting great music, inventing new concert concepts, or telling the story in music, the wonder is the miracle. With all energies there are, I look constant for new opportunities in making music. I believe the old fashioned way of walking down a stage, sitting and starting, is mere a 19th century based performing gesture..., I like the audience to take home an experience that they never forget!