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Leo van Doeselaar

Leo van Doeselaar has performed as a soloist with various orchestras and conductors, and appeared as a continuo player with many baroque ensembles. In addition to these activities, he is a dedicated chamber music performer on both historic and modern pianos. He also partners Wyneke Jordans in a widely acclaimed duo-piano team, using both historical and modern instruments. As an organist, van Doeselaar has made CD recordings for various labels, including the first complete recording of the organ works of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and Handel, and recorded on historic organs music by Scheidemann (Echo KLASSIK 2014 and ‘Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2013'), Mozart, Krebs, Johann Sebastian Bach, van Noordt, Sweelinck and organ works by Franz Liszt and César Franck.

In 1993, on the occasion of the dedication of the restored Concertgebouw organ, Leo van Doeselaar was the soloist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Maestro Chailly. At the Concertgebouw he has played the world premieres of Organ Concertos by Sofia Gubaidulina, Franco Donatoni, Tristan Keuris and Wolfgang Rihm. Since 1995 he has been professor of organ at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. He is also titular organist of the famous Schnitger-organ of the Martinikerk in Groningen as well as titular organist of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In 2007 Leo van Doeselaar received the prestigious ‘Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck' Award for his merits for the organ culture.

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