Susanna Veerman – English

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CURRICULUM VITAE – english version:

Susanna Veerman studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, where she obtained her diploma Choir Conducting in 1997. She obtained her diploma Performing Choir Conducting at the Sweelinck Conservatoire in Amsterdam in 2001. In 2005, she obtained her diploma Performing Musician 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 organ study with 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 published three organ CDs in 2005 (Haarlem), 2008 (Paris) and 2010 (Orléans), respectively. With her husband Wim Does, she forms a permanent fourhanded duo on organ. Today, she conducts three men’s choirs and with her husband leads a private music practice W&S Music. Moreover, she is very active as accompanist with many choirs at concerts on organ and on the piano. She is head organist (titular) of the St Augustinuskerk in Amsterdam, where she plays the Cavaillé-Coll organ from 1881 and organises International Organ Concerts. Het third solo CD with French organ works, which she recorded there, released in November 2012. 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 and Le Mans and in 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.

 

 

 ORGAN COMPETITIONS:

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

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

2002:   Organ Competition Maassluis (Govert van Wijn).

2002:   Prize winner (3rd joint prize) organ competition in Schlaegl (Austria).         Interpretation competition named after G. Muffat.

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.