Biography

EWALD KOOIMAN, born in 1938, in one of the most notable of present-day scholar- performers. He is know throughout the world as an organist and for being the editor of the important series of publications INCOGNITA ORGANO and REPRO ORGANO, some 50 volumes of organ music from the 17th to 19th centuries.

He has been in great demand for many years as a teacher of the Classical French Music and of Bach; he participated at many important organ festivals and has made some 60 recordings. On LP he recorded the complete Bach Organ Works on historical organs in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland; in 1997 he finished his second recording of the Bach Organ Works, also on historical organs in the Netherlands and in Germany.

Ewald Kooiman has featured on Television and Radio in many countries and has given concerts and masterclasses in most European countries, in Japan, Korea, South-Africa and  the USA. He has been Professor of Ars Organi at the Free University, Amsterdam and Professor for Organ  at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatoire. At the famous International Summer Academy, Haarlem he teaches the interpretation of Bach’s organ works.

Ewald Kooiman published several books and many articles in different languages about the interpretation of the organ music of the 18th and 19th centuries.

He is a honorary member of the Royal Dutch Society of Organists.

In 2003 the Dutch Queen accorded him the dignity of a knight.