Sander Geerts is one of the leading Belgian violists.
After getting diplomas at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and the Maastricht Academy of Music,
he terminated his study with important viola players such as Ervin Schiffer, Bruno Giuranna, Nobuko
Imai, Hartmut Rohde, Tatjana Masurenko and Yuri Bashmet.
He has performed as a soloist with various ensembles and orchestras such as the Royal Flemish
Philharmonic, Philharmonie Baden-Baden and London Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2006 he won Special Prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in the UK.
From 2008 on, he is principal viola of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.
Following his passion for chamber music, Sander Geerts formed a viola-piano duo named ‘Duo
Agineko’ with Yasuko Takahashi.
Together they won several prizes at international competitions, such as 'the international
competition of young performers' in Madeira (Portugal), 'the Young Musician International
Competition for Chamber Music' in Barletta (Italy), and 'the International J. Brahms Competition' in
They released their debut CD ‘Sonatas’ and the 2nd CD ‘A tribute to Ysaÿe’ both at the label Etcetera
Records. Thereafter both CD's are gaining great reputations, such as 'Sonatas' appreciated highly by
British classical music magazine Gramophone, and 'A Tribute to Ysaÿe' chosen as CD best 10 by
Belgian classical music radio station Klara.
In April 2018, Sander Geerts recorded the Double Concerto for clarinet and viola by Max Bruch with
Belgian Clarinetist Roeland Hendrikx and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Martyn
Brabbins, in the famous Henry Wood Hall in London. The CD will be released at the label Evil Penguin
Records Classic in October 2018.