Participant Cello Competition
Jurre Koopmans (2002) started his first cello lessons with Wiesje van Eersel when he was 6 years old. At the age of nine he was admitted to the School for Young Talent of the Royal Conservatoiry, where he was taught by Lucia Swarts for 8 years. He was also a member of the Atheneum Chamber Orchestra. In 2020 he started his bachelor's degree at the Royal Conservatory with Larissa Groeneveld. In June 2014 he was a finalist of the Royal Concertgebouw Competition. One year later he received an honorable mention at the Princess Christina Competition. At the same competition in 2017 he won second prize at the regional final, the Donemus Prize for the interpretation of modern work, and the Madurodam Masterclass Prize. In 2021 he won first prize at the Britten Cello Competition. Jurre received masterclasses from Dmitri Ferschtman, Jeroen den Herder, Anastasia Kobekina, Harro Ruijsenaars, and Michel Strauss.
Since 2017 Jurre has been part of the Viride Quartet. Together with Victor Su (piano), Jurre forms a duo with whom he regularly gives chamber music concerts.
Jurre Koopmans plays on a cello by Thomas Meuwissen from 2008 and a bow by Emil Werner (ex Frieda Belinfante), both made available by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.