“ Bernard Winsemius (b. 1945) studied the organ with Anthon van der Horst and Albert de Klerk at Amsterdam Conservatory, where he also studied choral and orchestral conducting. In addition, he studied the carillon at the Nederlandse Beiaardschool (Dutch Carillon School) in Amersfoort.
His study was crowned with the Prix d'excellence for organ (1970) and carillon (1971). He was awarded the Zilveren Vriendenkrans (Friends' Silver Wreath) by the Vereniging Vrienden van het Concertgebouworkest (Society of Friends of the Concertgebouworkest) in 1971.
Bernard Winsemius teaches the organ at Rotterdam Conservatory and Utrecht Conservatory, and the carillon at the Dutch Carillon School. He is a regular teacher at the International Organ Academy Haarlem. As a guest teacher he is invited to give master classes, especially on subjects concerning renaissance and baroque music.
He is city carillonneur of Haarlem and Amsterdam.
Together with Gustav Leonhardt he was appointed organist of the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, in 1981.
He has done numerous concerts for broadcasting companies, as well as for LP and CD.“
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