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Arjan Breukhoven, born in Rotterdam, studied organ and church music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. At the same time, he studied piano, singing, improvisation and choir direction. Annually Arjan Breukhoven gives a great number of concerts as an international concert organist both at home and Europe, USA, Russia and Australia.  In 2024 he shall play during several concert tours to the USA and Germany. In 2025 he shall play several concerttours in Germany and Australia

The largest organ he ever played was the organ of the St. Patrick’s Basilica of Fremantle in Western Australia with 127 stops. In the most world famous church he ever played was the organ of the St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican. As an organist and as a pianist he had developed his own, wide-ranging style of improvisation.

 

Arjan Breukhoven was honorable awarded in Paris at 14th of June 2014. He received the ‘Médaille d'Argent’ (silver medal) by the ‘Société Académic d' encouragement et d' éducation Arts, Sciences et Lettres’ in Paris, on the occasion of his great merit of the French organ music. He performs the French organ music worldwide.

Arjan is also honorable royal awarded in April 2020. He has been royally distinguished in the name of the king of the Netherlands as a Knight of the order of Orange-Nassau.

 

He is the titular organist of the old church (builded in 1732) of Berkel and Rodenrijs. He gave masterclasses and lectures in the USA and Australia as well as the Netherlands. He has worked on numerous recordings for radio and TV and about 200 CD’s and DVD’s. He recorded one of his newest solo cd “Bach & Friends” in the Klosterkirche St. Antonius in Worbis (Thüringen – Germany) on one of the biggest barock organs of the middle part of Germany and in addition, in addition, the CD "Soundtracks", a CD full of soundtracks from world famous films, was recently released, played on the organ.  Arjan was the first in the Netherlands to present the “Music-USB”. An original sound carrier on which two albums have been issued. Unique in the organ world. Also available after this concert.

Besides all this, he is also the director of three large and well-known Dutch Male choirs and the “Australian Christian Men’s Choir” in Perth (Australia). As a composer he is renowned for his many compositions for choir, organ and other instruments.

More information: www.arjanbreukhoven.nl


Volgende concert:

21 april 2024
Bergschenhoek

Zangdienst mmv. Hollands Christelijk Mannenkoor olv. Arjan Breukhoven | Matthijs Breukhoven, orgel



  



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