About Willem

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Willem is a concert pianist and organist as well as a conductor. He studied classical organ, conducting and piano at the Royal Conservatory in Zwolle (Netherlands) from 1974 to 1979, after that he studied jazz and theatre organ at the Royal Conservatories of Hilversum and Alkmaar (both Netherlands) between 1979 and 1981 and finally Willem van Suijdam studied Bach interpretation between 1981 and 1986 in Paris (France) under world-renowned organist Jean Guillou. Willem van Suijdam is also the principal founder of the Liberation Choir in Canada and served as their conductor for 15 years. The Liberation Choir was one of Canada’s premier choirs, in its glory days it had over 200 members, performed dozens of sold out concerts in Europe and Canada as well as the USA, Willem directed 3 sold out concerts in Hamilton Place with symphony orchestra, made TV specials for 100 Huntley Street and performed several concerts with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, which Willem van Suijdam directed in combination with Simon Irving.

In 1995 Willem had the honour to be chosen for the Arts Acclaim Award for the city of Brampton where he resided at the time. After immigrating to Canada from the Netherlands in 1986, Willem founded his first organ store in 1989. He advises organ committees, sells pipe organs as well as digital organs and with his combination of business and knowing quality and value, he opened up a piano store called Pianohouse Burlington Inc. and owned it until he was forced out in 2009. It flourished under his skillful leadership. He also imports pipe organs and Content digital organs for www.organs.ca.

The Music Group Inc’s founder, Willem van Suijdam, is a concert organist as well as a conductor. He studied classical organ, conducting and piano at the Royal Conservatory of Zwolle (Netherlands) from 1974 to 1979, after he studied Jazz Organ at the Royal Conservatory of Alkmaar, after he studied Theatre organ at the Royal Conservatory of Hilversum between 1979 and 1981 and finally Willem van Suijdam studied Bach interpretation between 1981 and 1986 in Paris, France under world-renowned organist Jean Guillou.

Willem van Suijdam is the principal founder of the Liberation Choir in Canada and served as their conductor for 15 years. The Liberation Choir was one of Canada’s premier choirs, in its glory days it had over 200 members, it performed dozens of sold out concerts in Europe and Canada as well as the USA. Willem van Suijdam directed 3 sold out concerts in Hamilton Place with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra under Simon Irving, and he made TV specials for 100 Huntley Street. The Liberation Choir made 4 very successful European tours. In 1995, Willem had the honour to be chosen for the Arts Acclaim Award for the City of Brampton where he resided at the time.

The Music Group Inc’s founder, Willem van Suijdam, is a concert organist as well as a conductor. He studied classical organ, conducting and piano at the Royal Conservatory of Zwolle (Netherlands) from 1974 to 1979, after he studied Jazz organ at the Royal Conservatory of Alkmaar, after he studied Theatre organ at the Royal Conservatory of Hilversum between 1979 and 1981 and finally Willem van Suijdam studied Bach interpretation between 1981 and 1986 in Paris, France under world-renowned organist Jean Guillou. Willem van Suijdam is the principal founder of the Liberation Choir in Canada and served as their conductor for 15 years. The Liberation Choir was one of Canada’s premier choirs, in its glory days it had over 200 members, it performed dozens of sold out concerts in Europe and Canada as well as the USA, Willem van Suijdam directed 3 sold out concerts in Hamilton Place with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra under Simon Irving, he made TV specials for 100 Huntley Street. The Liberation Choir made 4 very successful European tours. In 1995 Willem had the honour to be chosen for the Arts Acclaim Award for the City of Brampton where he resided at the time.

After immigrating to Canada from the Netherlands in 1986,Willem founded The Music Group Inc. In 1989. He advises organ committees, sells pipe organs as well as digital organs and with his combination of business and knowing quality and value, he opened up a piano store called Pianohouse Burlington Inc. which has flourished underĀ hisĀ skillful leadership. Willem had to give up Pianohouse Burlington Inc. in 2009 and is now concentrating on www.ontariopianos.com in Mississauga and www.organs.ca The Music Group Inc. is also selling direct -from- factory Mason & Hamlin pianos in Canada and the USA.