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Dirk Luijmes

Having studied at the Arnhem Conservatorium and at Utrecht’sState University, Dirk Luijmes is now active in many different fields of the music world. He has won various national and international organ prizes and, being one of the world’s few professional harmonium players, gives solo performances both at home and abroad, including appearances in: Warsaw (Warschauer Herbst), Vienna (Musikverein), Germany, England and France with the likes of the RIAS Kammerchor, the Netherlands Chamber Choir, the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, the Skampa Kwartet, Sinfonietta Amsterdam and Oxalys. More than twenty-five composers have written works for him, including Willem Breuker, Gilius van Bergeijk and Guus Janssen. In addition to being a performer (of various historical keyboard instruments) he is a publicist, musicologist, programme  maker and the artistic director of Stichting Longen & Tongen (“the Lungs an To  Luijmes has made a number of CDs, including: a recording of a Froberger suite he discovered himself; old and new works for harmonium solo (BVHaast); and a recording of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (Challenge Classics CC72157) with Leo van Doeselaar and Wieneke Jordans. 

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Various composers
Dutch Airlines
Dirk Luymes
Petite Messe Solennelle
Quink Vocal Ensemble