Tjeerd van der Ploeg (*1958) studied organ under Piet Post (1919-1979), Jan Jongepier (*1941) and Jacques van Oortmerssen (*1950). He completed his studies in 1985 by gaining his soloist diploma at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He is organist of St Christoforuskerk at Schagen, and a frequent recitalist and improvisor.
His many CD recordings have been widely acclaimed; they include music by Herbert Howells (1892-1983) (recorded at St Christoforuskerk, Schagen and Selby Abbey) and Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) (recorded at St. Pierre, Douai; Notre Dame de Grâce Cambrai and Notre Dame d’Auteuil, Paris).
Tjeerd van der Ploeg has published articles on Herbert Howells, Charles Tournemire, the Spanish composer and theoretician Francisco Correa de Arauxo (1584-1654) and Gregorian chant. He was awarded the silver medal by the Société Académique ‘Arts, Sciences et Lettres’ for his services to French organ music.