Composer, improviser and organist Jacob Lekkerkerker is a renowned pioneer, creating new musical experiences with organ, live electronics and in collaboration with musicians and artists. He explores the relationships between monumental architecture, the spatial sonority of organs and PA-systems, and musical behavior.
Jacob has received numerous distinct awards for his work, including the Sweelinck-Müller Prize, the Jur Naessens Music Award for musical adventurers, and the Prix-Special Englert-Marchal. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and at Goldsmiths, University of London. Coaching by composer and performer Harry de Wit and further organ improvisation studies with with Loïc Mallié, honorary professor of the CNSMD (Paris/Lyon). Jacob is graduated as art historian and philosopher, University of Amsterdam.
Jacob is director of music of Oude Kerk Amsterdam and has held the prestigious position of titular organist of the Oude Kerk Amsterdam since 2013, together with Matteo Imbruno.