Because his family had other plans with him he started the violin at a later age, but by then he knew exactly what he wanted.
He wanted to play these beautiful violinconcertos that his parents listened to when he was young.
He had tuiton in The Netherlands with a teacher from the school of Carl Flesch and Jo Juda named Han Beekman. From there on he had guidance of great violinists in Holland: Jaap van Zweden, Christiaan Bor and Joan Berkhemer who considered him a natural talent and an inventive violinist.
In 2006 he had masterclasses with Pierre Amoyal, a pupil of Jascha Heifetz, especially working on Tchaikowski violinconcerto and Laurent Korcia, who became a friend, at the Conservatoire de Nice.
He played his first violinconcerto with orchestra (Vivaldi g-major) after 3 years of violinplaying. After that he never stopped performing. He always enjoyed the stage.
A few years later in 1988 when he studied at Leiden University he won the First Prize in the prestigeous Inter-Academic Chambermusic Competition with Mahler’s piano-quartet.
It was then that he was invited in 1989 to play Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in the great Hall of the RTL-television in Luxemburg.
The violin has always meant the world to him. The tone, the vibrations, the frequency, the closeness to the human voice, the infinity of its colours and the source of great amounts of energy.
Especially the older generation violinists were his idols;
Heifetz, Kreisler, Oistrach, but also Ida Haendel, Grumiaux, Franzescatti and of course Ivry Gitlis, Christian Ferras, Perlman, David Nadien, Leonidas Kavakos and lately Charlie Siem with whom we see many similarities.
As he admires the old-school romantic violin-playing he has elements of that in his playing and especially in his tone. He has remarkable ease with complicated virtuoso technique’s like in Paganini, Wieniawski and Vieuxtemps.