Susanna Veerman – English

Susanna Veerman (1975*) studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, where she obtained her diploma Choir Conducting in 1997. She obtained her diploma Master Choir Conducting at the Sweelinck Conservatoire in Amsterdam in 2001 with Jan Pasveer & Daniel Reuss. In 2005, she obtained her diploma Master Organ with Ben van Oosten at the Rotterdam Conservatoire. Furthermore, she obtained her diploma Church Music in 2002.Between 2005 and 2007, she received a scholarship from Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten towards study with famous organist Louis Robilliard in Lyon, France. She received the Médaille d’Argent in Paris in 2007 and the Médaille de Vermeil of the Société Académique “Arts-Sciences-Lettres” for her services to French choir and organ music in 2013. Since 2013 she has been delegate of the ASL in the Netherlands and annually nominates artists for a medal. She is main titulair organist and Music Director of  the St. Franciscus of Assisi Church in Amsterdam, also named Boomkerk (Hilgers organ, 1774) and main organist of the St Augustinuskerk in Amsterdam, (Cavaillé-Coll organ,1881). She organises in both churches International Organconcerts. She recorded five CDs in 2005 (Haarlem), 2008 (Paris), 2010 (Orléans), 2012 (Amsterdam) and 2016 (Philharmonie Haarlem) respectively. The last cd has the name “Key Connections”. It is a cd with repertoire for duo organ & piano. With her husband Wim Does, she forms a permanent fourhanded duo on organ. Today, she conducts four choirs and with her husband leads a private music practice W&S Music. Moreover, she is very active as accompanist with many choirs and singers at concerts on organ and piano. Susanna gives organ concerts in the Netherlands and especially abroad, for instance in Canada, USA, Russia, France, Germany, England, Spain, Italy, etc. In France, she performed in the cathedrals of Orléans, Bordeaux, Le Mans and at the house of Marcel Dupré in Meudon. In Paris, she played concerts among others in St Augustin, St Nicholas du Chardonnet, St Trinité, St Sulpice, American Church and École Militaire and the St Clotilde. In 2017 she played an organconcert at Notre-Dame of Paris, and also at the St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. For more information, see her website:


1999:   Organ Competition, Leiden.
Finalist in two categories:  “Early music” and “Romantic music”.

2001:   Organ Competition, Leiden.
Finalist in the category “Romantic music”

2002:   Organ competition, Schlaegl (Austria).
Interpretation competition named after G. Muffat. Prize winner- 3rd prize.

2003:   Organ Competition Maassluis (Govert van Wijn).

2004:   Organ Competition Maassluis (2nd prize).

2004:   Interpretation competition in Zutphen.

2005:   Organ Competition Maassluis (2-nd prize).

2005:   Organ competition Goes (for graduated students)

2006:   Organ competition Leeuwarden named after A. Guilmant. (finalist).

2006:   International Organ competition in Luxembourg, Dudelange.