jeroen van der wel

violinist/ composer

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Jeroen van der Wel - violin - was born in The Hague in 1987. He had his first violin classes at the music school of Amstelveen from Anneke Schildt, and he studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek and Herman Krebbers from 1997 until 2004. After 2004 he continued his violin studies with Vera Beths at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. He finished his studies there in 2008 with special distinction.
Jeroen won a first prize at the Iordens violin events in 2000 as well as in 2002. he recieved the first prize at the finals of the National Princess Christina Competition. August 2001 saw him winning a prize at the “Internationale Wettbewerb für Violine of the Kulturstiftung Hohenlohe (Kloster Schöntal). In February 2003 Jeroen won the Davina van Wely competition in the Hague.

In July 2005 he followed master classes by Giuliano Carmignola at the well-known Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. He was elected to play during the final concert, and was awarded for this with the diploma of merit.

In 2007 Jeroen was distinguished with the first prize at the 21st National Violin Competition known as the Oskar Back concours in Amsterdam. In March 2008 he won a second prize at the Helen Dowling violin competition.

During the last years Jeroen performed as a soloist with the Frysk Youth Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Rotterdam philharmonic orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra and the Bombay Philharmonic Orchestra
Alongside his career as a violinist, Jeroen van der Wel reveals himself as a composer and arranger, he has written works for solo violin and chamber orchestra 

Pablo de sarasate filmed by Altin Kaftira piano Giovanni Cardilli
Frits Kreisler filmed by Altin Kaftira
Viool in de nacht (violin in the night) a short dance film by Altin Kaftira and Toer van Schayk