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Peter Westerbrink

Peter Westerbrink

(born in 1957) has been organist of the Arp Schnitger organ in the Der Aa-Kerk in Groningen since 1992. He is also organist of the Arp Schnitger organ (1996) in Noordbroek. He studied organ with Mar­greet Prin­sen and Wim van Beek at the Conservatory in Groningen, and also school­ mu­sic and church music. Peter Westerbrink specialized in old North European organ music and has acquired an international reputation as concert organist, teacher and jury member.  He is artistic leader of the International Organ Academy Groningen. For twenty years he formed the artistic directorship, together with Harald Vogel, of the Dollard Festival in Groningen and Ostfriesland.  From 1998 to 2004  he was the (last) Producer of Organ concerts for NCRV broadcasting As consultant Peter Westerbrink is involved in the plans for reconstruction of the 17th-century transept organ in the Der Aa-Kerk in Groningen. He has published about Matthias Weckman (ca. 1616-1674). His discography includes recordings of  historical organs in Groningen and North Germany.  The cd ‘Groninger Orgelhistorie’, recorded with a number of colleagues from Groningen, was awarded an Edison.  In 2015 he started a  successful cd project (four volumes) around all the organ works of Franz Tunder (1615-1667) performed on famous Schnitger organs in Groningen and Germany. www.peterwesterbrink.nl

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