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Dutch pianist Vera Kooper studied in The Hague (Netherlands), Salzburg (Austria), Paris (France), Bergamo (Italy) and Basel (Switzerland) and received coaching by the legendary pianist Stephen Kovacevich in London.

In 2013, Vera co-founded the Delta Piano Trio with violinist Gerard Spronk and cellist Irene Enzlin. The trio has won numerous prizes and awards, and with around 50 concerts per season they have performed extensively in Europe, Russia, China, Korea, Indonesia and the United States. In 2017 they released their debut CD for Naxos Records and their second CD "The Mirror with Three Faces" with works by Lera Auerbach and Dmitri Shostakovich was released in 2018. In 2020 they were awarded the “Kersjesprijs”, the most prestigious chamber music award in The Netherlands. 


Highlights of the past seasons included a performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the Basel Chamber Orchestra, residencies at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the Davos Festival, a collaboration with violist Nobuko Imai, and other performances in Europe and China. In 2020, Vera released her first solo CD, called “Hope”, with works by Beethoven and Corigliano and toured the Netherlands with tv-presenter Floris Kortie and “Het jaar 250 na Beethoven” a theatre production about the life and piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. 

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