Bert van den Brink was born on the 24th. of july 1958. Bert studied classical piano at the conservatory of Utrecht. (The Netherlands) with piano legend Herman Uhlhorn . He graduated cum laude in 1982. In that same year he was employed at the Utrechts' conservatory to teach jazz piano. In 2007 Bert van den Brink was awarded the VPRO/BOY EDGAR-AWARD, the most prestigious award for jazz music in the Netherlands. Bert has recorded and performed with the absolute top of the international music scene; Gino Vannelli ,Richard Bona ,Toots Thielemans, Chet Baker, Nat Adderley, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Rick Margitza, Philip Catherine, Jesse van Ruller, Clare Fischer, Enrico Pieranunzi, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Denise Jannah....to name a few. His compositions and arrangements has been performed by the Metropole orchestra, the Dutch Wood winds Ensemble, Denise Jannah, the Houdini's and new Sinfonietta Amsterdam.