JACOB LEKKERKERKER - Biography
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JACOB LEKKERKERKER
Jacob Lekkerkerker is an improvising musician, composer, and organist. He studied organ and improvisation at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and improvisation with Loïc Mallié and Ansgar Wallenhorst. He received prestigious awards, including the Sweelinck-Muller Prize, the Jur Naessens Music Prize for musical adventurers, and the Prix Spécial Englert-Marchal for improvisation. He is considered a ground-breaking pioneer for his combinations of classical organ with electronic sound, using analogue modulation modules and DJ-gear, and for uniting artists from various disciplines in concerts with organ. He is currently developing the concept ‘Cathedral Mobile’, a project blending blends organ improvisation with electronic music; improvised and ambient music; which will tour through European cathedrals is 2017 and 2018. Jacob Lekkerkerker was educated as an art historian and philosopher as well at the University of Amsterdam, both honoured with Masters degrees, and has been a Lecturer for Arthistory and Philosophy at Avans University Breda from 2005 to 2012, and has been a guest teacher on various academies and universities since. He is currently organist-titulair at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, together with Matteo Imbruno.