Dutch pianist Vera Kooper is described as a "sensitive and expressive performer, with impressive instrumental control and all-out dedication, capable of transforming each performance into a poetic, moving artistic experience" (- Emanuel Krasovsky, 2010).
She has already enjoyed an extensive performing career, performing in major concert venues in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Israel, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She performed in festivals such as the "Grachtenfestival Amsterdam", the "Peter de Grote Festival" and the "International Holland Music Sessions" (Netherlands), as well as at the "Musica Mundi Chamber music Festival" (Belgium), "Dartington Summer School" (United Kingdom), "Aurora Chamber music Festival" (Sweden). Many performances were broadcasted live by the Dutch radio.
Vera has won numerous prizes in various competition, a.o. the "International Steinway Competition" and the "Prinses Christina Concours".
Vera studied at the" Royal Conservatoire" in The Hague (The Netherlands) with Kamilla Bystrova and David Kuyken. She is currently studying at the "Universität Mozarteum" in Salzburg (Austria), with George Kern and with Konstantin Bogino at the "Accademia Santa Cecilia" in Bergamo (Italy). Vera participated in masterclasses with a.o. Dmitri Bashkirov, Vladimir Tropp, Paul Badura-Skoda, Emanuel Krasovsky, Fabio Bidini and Boris Berman. Throughout her studies Vera has received regular coaching from the legendary american pianist Stephen Kovacevich, who described her as an "unusually gifted and interesting artist".
A passionate chamber music performer, Vera regularly performs with Hungarian violist Eniko Magyar and is a member of the "Pythagoras Ensemble" in London.