Jaap Kroonenburg

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Since 1984, Jaap Kroonenburg has been the resident organist of the Garrels organ in the Groote Kerk in Maassluis, where he succeeded Feike Asma. Kroonenburg had been the organist in this church since 1972. He also served as an organist in Sint Pancras and Heiloo.

Kroonenburg gives concerts throughout the Netherlands. Additionally, he is one of the organizers of the annual Open Organ Day. In addition to the Netherlands, he was also honored in Paris in 1991. There, he received the Silver Medal from the Société Académique d'Education 'Arts, Sciences et Lettres' for his contributions to French organ culture. In 2005, he was awarded the Vermeil (gilded) distinction.

Kroonenburg pursued a degree in Technical Physics at Delft University of Technology, after which he worked as a mathematics and physics teacher at a secondary school in Vlaardingen until his early retirement in 2006.