Bart van Oort studied piano and fortepiano at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 1986 he won the first prize and the Audience prize at the Mozart Fortepiano Competition in Brugges, Belgium. He subsequently studied with Malcolm Bilson at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), receiving a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Historical Performance Practice in 1993.
Bart van Oort has given lectures and masterclasses and performed all over the world. He teaches fortepiano and is a lecturer in Historical Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Since 1997 Van Oort has made more than fifty recordings of chamber music and solo repertory.