The Dutch pianist Bert van den Brink started his professional classical education at the conservatory of Utrecht. In 1982 he graduated cum laude. In that same year he was employed at the Utrecht’s conservatory to teach jazz piano. From childhood he has already been improvising a lot on piano and organ. In this field of the music Bert is completely self-taught. In 2007 Bert van den Brink got the VPRO/BOY EDGAR-AWARD.
He performed and is performing with musicians like Gino Vannelli, Toots Thielemans, Chet Baker, Eric Vloeimans, Louis van Dijk, Miranda van Kralingen and Klaartje van Veldhoven.
For some years he was the musical director in the band of Denise Jannah. Bert plays solo jazz piano live or on the internet or on CD all under the name: Bert's Bytes. In the past Bert recorded several solo albums. The Bert van den Brink trio with bass player Hein van de Geyn and drummer Hans van Oosterhout released their first trio album Between us in 2004. With vocalist Thomas Oliemans Bert recorded Franz Schubert’s Winterreise.