Matthijs Verschoor studied in Amsterdam (MMus Sweelinck Conservatoire) and won several prizes to continue his studies in London and Rome. Among his teachers were Bart Berman, Willem Brons & John Bingham.
He performed throughout Europe (England, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Norway, Greece, Croatia, Belgium, Holland) as recitalist and soloist with a number of orchestras and broadcast many works from Bach to Messiaen, but also neglected composers like Korngold.
One of the Chosen
Early in his career he started recording for RCA, Etcetera and Erasmus, works by Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Korngold (the complete sonatas), Rachmaninoff and Scriabin.
His playing is unanimously acclaimed by the press, calling him "One of the Chosen" (Luister) and "A superb pianist" (Gramophone).
A superb pianist
Matthijs was appointed professor at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Since then he worked with students from England, Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Israel, Austria, US, Canada, Japan, Korea and Holland.
He gave masterclasses at Trinity College of Music London, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, the Gutenberg University Mainz, the UdK Berlin, in Suldal (Norway) and Suvereto (Italy), the Escola Musica Berenguela in Santiago de Compostela and in Villagarcía (Spain).
Matthijs is a Steinway Artist since 2011.
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"Matthijs Verschoor is a truly inspirational teacher and musician. He does not instruct or impose but rather acts as a guide for like the greatest teachers he knows best how to draw out what lies within the student. Verschoors perception of the sound world is acute and exact and demands the utmost of his students. This is what enables them to develop not just their musical knowledge, but their own musical personality." - Eva Doroszkowska (London)
"Matthijs is one of the most fascinating musicians I've ever met in my life. Speaking about piano playing, he has found the balance between intelligent approach to the score and imagination. In his lessons music becomes full of life and his sensitive personality brings you to a special atmosphere of fantasy and poetry." - Carolina Estrada (Barcelona)
"He opened my ears for the beauty of sound and taught me how to enjoy playing and how to feel music with my body and heart." - Aya Tominaga (Tokyo)