About me

Vincent de Ridder was born in 1997 in Arnemuiden (The Netherlands). From his ninth age till 2015, he took organ lessons with Jos Vogel. In 2015, he started at the Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam. First, he got organ lessons by Aart Bergwerff. Nowadays, his teachers are Ben van Oosten and Bas de Vroome for organ literature and Hayo Boerema and Sietze de Vries for improvisation. His piano teacher was Martin Lekkerkerk. He got continuo lessons from Bas de Vroome. 

In 2019, he won the first prize on the SGO organ competition with his rendition of the Toccata in F (BWV 540) of Johann Sebastian Bach on the Schnitger organ in the Martinikerk in Groningen. Since May 2022, he has been organist of the Hillegondakerk in Rotterdam-Hillegersberg. He also gives organ lessons in Arnemuiden and Borssele.