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Sietze de Vries In memoriam Wim van Beek
Het ORGEL 113 (2017), nr. 5, 40-41 [summary]



Op 24 June, 2017, Wim van Beek passed away at the age of 87. Van Beek (born in Woerden in 1930) studied organ with Adriaan Engels at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag starting in 1946, also piano with Theo van der Pas. After completing his studies he became organist of the Willemskerk in Den Haag. In 1956 Van Beek became organist of the Hervormde Gemeente (reformed congregation) (Martinikerk) in Groningen. He was organ teacher until 1995 at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in ’s-Gravenhage and the Stedelijk Conservatorium in Groningen. In November, 2016, he gave up his work as organist of the Martinikerk.