Aad van der Hoeven

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Aad van der Hoeven (1941) studied organ, choir conducting, school and church music at the Rotterdam Conservatory under Piet van den Kerkhoff, George Stam, and Adriaan C. Schuurman. He also studied choir conducting under Prof. Kurt Thomas.

In 1967, he obtained his diploma. As a cantor-organist, he was affiliated with various churches in Rotterdam. In 1982, he was appointed as the organist of the Hillegondakerk in Rotterdam-Hillegersberg.

For his contributions to French organ culture, he was awarded the silver medal by the Société Académique "Arts, Sciences et Lettres" in Paris in 1992. He received the Erasmusspeld from the City of Rotterdam and the silver insignia from the Dutch Reformed Church.