balder ten cate - baker beach


Born into a musical family, Balder grew up in the Netherlands but was steeped in eastern European music from a young age. He studied Romanian music with cimbalom master Giani Lincan, as well as, after moving to California in 2008, music from the Balkans with Rumen Sali Shopov. 


Currently, Balder lives in San Francisco, and performs with the local groups Orchestra Euphonos, Yeraz Ensemble, and Shasta Power Trio, and the international Trio Dulce Amar and Trio Czinka Panna.

Outside of music, Balder is a software engineer and computer scientist working at Google.