Bert van den Brink
Bert van den Brink was born on the 24th. of july 1958. When he was five years old he got his first piano lesson. In 1976 Bert started his professional classical education at the conservatory of Utrecht. (The Netherlands) Herman Uhlhorn was his teacher. In 1982 he graduated cum laude. In that same year he was employed at the Utrechts' conservatory to teach jazz piano.
From childhood he has already been improvising a lot on piano and organ. In this field of the music Bert is completely self taught. In the first period after graduation he gave several classical recitals, but gradually the balance changed more to jazz. In 2007 Bert van den Brink got the VPRO/BOY EDGAR-AWARD.
He performed and is performing with musicians like: Gino Vannelli, Richard Bona, Toots Thielemans, Chet Baker, Nat Adderley, Eric Vloeimans, Bert Joris, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Rick Margitza, Willem Hellbreker,...