Ronald Kool was born in 1969 in Haarlem, The Netherlands. From a very early age it was already obvious that music had his biggest interest: he started piano lessons at six. During his high school period he was drummer in the school band, for which he wrote most of the songs. At the age of 18 he was musical director of the school musical. 

From 1988 till 1994 he studied Jazz Piano at the Rotterdam Conservatory. He graduated Cum Laude. 

Ronald Kool as pianist/keyboardist:

  • Karin Bloemen (tours and tv-shows in The Netherlands; cd’s: “Live At Paradiso”, “La On Tour” and “Kameleon”) 1995-1998
  • Valensia (tour in Japan) 1996
  • Hips (tours in The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Germany; cd: “The Bigger The Better”) 1997-1998
  • René Froger (tours in The Netherlands and Belgium) 1998-2001
  • Kane (tours in The Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal; cd’s: “With Or Without You” – GOLD, “So Glad You Made It” – PLATINUM; MTV Europe Music Award 2001: “Best Dutch Act”) 1999-2002
  • E-Life (tour in The Netherlands; tv-show: Kevin Masters Late Night) 2002-2004
  • Trijntje Oosterhuis (tours in The Netherlands; cd: “See You As I Do”; dvd: “A Thousand Days”) 2003-2018
  • Anouk (tours in The Netherlands and Belgium; cd: “Hotel New York” – TRIPLE PLATINUM; cd/dvd: “Anouk Is Alive” – GOLD; cd: “Symphonica In Rosso”) 2004-2007 / 2009-present
  • Gino Vanelli (tv & radio) 2007
  • Dolly Dots (Ahoy) 2007
  • Candy Dulfer (tours in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Japan, United States, Switzerland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia and Austria) 2009
  • Ilse DeLange (cd: Eye Of The Hurricane 2012 / concerts 2018/2019)
  • Marco Borsato (De Kuip) 2019
  • “De Vrienden van Amstel LIVE!” (Ahoy) 1999-2011
  • The Metropole Orkest (several projects/concerts/recordings in The Netherlands; cd: “Al Jarreau and the Metropole Orkest live” – conductor: Vince Mendoza – nominated for two Grammy Awards, 2012)
  • “Alive! Modern Savior” (cd’s: “Tepin”, “Pepper Fist” and “Grooves From The Cloud”) 2011-2013
  • (furthermore, projects/concerts with: Maurice Luttikhuis, Jules Buckley, Dick Bakker, Jan Stulen, Han van Eijk, Jan Akkerman, Herbie Hancock, Babette Labeij, Sita, Dewi, Idols, Loïs Lane, Kerry Norton, Ali B, Alain Clark, Postmen, Def Rhymz, Roel van Velzen, Brainpower, Saskia Laroo, Eveline & The Groove Movement, Toots Thielemans, Young Sinatra’s, Glenn Corneille, Edwin Evers, Lucretia van der Vloot, Ricky Koole, Stanley Burleson, Mrs. Einstein, George Baker, André van Duin, André Hazes, Paul de Leeuw, Lee Towers, Kinderen Voor Kinderen, Armin van Buuren, Nick & Simon, Jan Smit, Acda en de Munnik, Barry Hay, Gerard Joling, Timor Steffens, the Residentie Orkest, the Noordhollands Philharmonisch Orkest, the Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest, the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Peter Ypma plus Eleven, Frank Boeijen, Waylon, Sharon den Adel, Joke Bruijs, Gerard Cox, Fingerprint, The Voice, and many more)

Ronald Kool as musical director/pianist:

  • “Ik Hou Van Holland” (tv) 2008-present

Ronald Kool as musical director/pianist/keyboardist/arranger:

  • “De Vrienden van Amstel LIVE!” (Ahoy) 2014-2017
  • “Holland Heineken House” Olympic Winter Games (Sochi) 2014
  • “Helden van de Top 2000” 2014
  • “Holland Heineken House” Olympic Summer Games (Rio) 2016
  • “De Nacht van de Kaap” 2012-present

Ronald Kool as composer/arranger:

  • Karin Bloemen: 15 songs 1995-1998
  • “Feyenoord TV” – tv-series (SBS6/RTL5) 2000
  • “Rotterdam Life” & “Den Haag Life” – tv-series (Yorin/RTL5) 2003
  • “Based On A True Story” – documentary by Walter Stokman (“Best Documentary” at the Seattle International Film Festival) 2005
  • “Atalanta” – hiphop-opera (together with E-Life) in HAL 4, Rotterdam 2006
  • “Like An Animal” – documentary by Walter Stokman 2009
  • “Het Laatste Gevecht” – documentary by Emile Schelvis about Pierre van Hooijdonk (together with Anouk Kool: MEGAKOOL) 2009  
  • “De Jonge Leeuwen” – tv-series (ING/KNVB) 2011
  • “Scena Del Crimine” – documentary by Walter Stokman 2011
  • “Dirty Window” – documentary by Walter Stokman 2012
  • “Uninvited” – Xmas song by former homeless musicians and vocalists (together with Anouk Kool) 2012
  • “Adelborsten” – documentary by Walter Stokman 2014
  • “Opening Markthal, Rotterdam” by Queen Máxima 2014 
  • “Codarts Pop Orchestra” 2018-present
  • “Wakers”- documentary by Eric Blom (idea: Jeroen van Doornik and Martijn van Hese) 2019
  • “Doris in de Dierentuin” – audiobook for Blijdorp Zoo Rotterdam (composer and arranger, together with Anouk Kool) 2019

Ronald Kool as teacher:

  • Fontys Rock Academie, Tilburg (piano/keys teacher/band coach) 2003-2008
  • Codarts Pop, Rotterdam (piano/keys teacher/band coach/coördinator/musical director of the Codarts Pop Orchestra) 2003-present