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Biography

Biography

Arjan Veen

Arjan Veen was born on 27 August 1992 in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.Arjan Veen had a great interest in the organ at a young age. At the age of 15 he studied at the Preliminary Classical Music course at the Rotterdam Conservatory and continued this study with the Bachelor of Music course, where he studied the organ with Aart Bergwerff.

Once enrolled for this Bachelor studies at the Codarts Conservatory, Arjan studied the organ with Aart Bergwerff. During his studies, Arjan did a minor in Church Music with Arie Hoek and Hans van Gelder. In 2013, he graduated for his Bachelor degree.

Arjan continued his education at the Master Academy of the Rotterdam Conservatory and studied the organ with Ben van Oosten. In 2015, Arjan graduated with distinction (cum laude). His dissertation was a practice based research on improvisation in the French Romantic Organ School.

Arjan took master classes with Jan Hage, Jürgen Essl, Peter Planyavsky and Leo van Doeselaar.

In 2012 and 2014 he won first prize at the Govert van Wijn Organ Competition in Maassluis. In 2016 and 2018 he won prizes at the Franz Schmidt Internationaler Orgelwettbewerb in Vienna.

Arjan has been appointed as organist of the Maartenskerk in Doorn as of 1 January 2017. He is also a Vesperorganist at the Dom Church in Utrecht and performs as a concert organist. He is currently studying Master in Choral Conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.

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