Remy van Kesteren

Artistic director Remy has been the visionary behind the Dutch Harp Festival since its inception. He is responsible for the artistic and conceptual dimensions of the production: planning the contents of the festival and competition as well as booking the guest artists and creative partners. His work creating this festival closely ties in with his international career as a concert harpist.

Gert Wijnalda

Business director Gert has been involved with the Dutch Harp Festival since its beginnings in 2010 and has served in many capacities, including as board member and business director for the 2012 and 2016 editions. Besides the Dutch Harp Festival, he is general manager of IT-businesses RedAnt and Prometech from Utrecht.

Elizabeth Jaxon

Competition director Elizabeth has served in multiple roles—blogger, photographer, media correspondent, performer—for the Dutch Harp Festival since its first edition. Drawing from her experience as a veteran of many international harp competitions, she aims to make the Dutch Harp Competition in 2018 an incredible experience for everyone involved.

Team

Jochem Winterwerp – Marketing
Jochem did marketing for dozens of pop concerts and festivals and is working with us since this edition. All aboard! To Planet Harp!

Sanne Bouman – Production
Sanne is in charge of making the impossible a reality and has been producing the Dutch Harp Festival since 2014. She’s in charge of everything having to do with getting the right things and people to the right place at the right moment.

Annemarie MaenenVolunteers
Annemarie started off as a DHF volunteer and is now in charge of coordinating volunteers and internal communications.

Tia Schutrups – PR & Press
In 2007, Tia gave up her job at The Dutch Opera to start her own communication agency and is working for several festivals, ensembles, opera and musicians ever since. Since 2012 she’s handling all the PR for Dutch Harp Festival.

 

Board of Trustees

Henk de Breij, chairman
Former Director at EPP Public Relations

Ingmar Baas, treasurer
Bruggink & Van der Velden attorneys & tax advisers

Veronica Martinez Sobrino, secretary
Executive Assistant of the executive board of the University of Utrecht

Maarten van Hezik, member
General Director at STABU

Hans Kuperus, member
Cabinet Chief of the Mayor of Utrecht

Christianne Noordermeer Van Loo, member
Founder of The Company of NNBC

 

Committee of Recommendation

Floris de Gelder
Director Soestdijk Palace

John van Haaren
Regional Managing Director Benelux at Unibail-Rodamco

Hartmut Haenchen
Conductor

Janine Jansen
Violinist, soloist

François Leleux
Hoboist, soloist, professor at the Musikhochschule München

Christoph Poppen
Chef conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern

Edward Witsenburg
Harpist, former professor of the Mozarteum Universität in Salzburg

Désirée Majoor
Vice-voorzitter College van Bestuur van het HKU

Jan van Zanen
Mayor of Utrecht

The following text is information in Dutch about gifts made out to the Stichting Dutch Harp Festival, the non-profit organisation.

De stichting Dutch Harp Festival is een ANBI (Algemeen nut beogende instelling). Dat betekent onder andere dat u gebruik kunt maken van bepaalde fiscale voordelen bij het schenken van giften aan de Stichting. Op de site van de Belastingdienst vindt u hier meer informatie over. In het kader van de ANBI-regeling publiceert de Stichting informatie over haar activiteiten op deze website.

Stichting Dutch Harp Festival
Fiscaal nummer 8230.24.271

p/a Churchilllaan 11 (17e etage)
3527 GV  UTRECHT

De stichting heeft ten doel de harp als muziekinstrument breed in de belangstelling van het publiek plaatsen en een bijdrage leveren aan de ontwikkeling van de harp als solo- en muziekinstrument, en voorts al hetgeen met een en ander rechtstreeks of zijdelings verband houdt of daartoe bevorderlijk kan zijn, alles in de ruimste zin van het woord.

De stichting tracht haar doel onder meer te verwezenlijken door het organiseren van een festival en concours, waar nationale en internationale harpisten van ieder niveau en muziekliefhebbers in het algemeen, concerten verzorgen, elkaar ontmoeten, naar elkaar kunnen luisteren en iets van elkaar leren.

You can contact us through our main e-mail address: info@harpfestival.nl.

Business / sponsoring / partnerships: Gert Wijnalda
Press enquiries: Tia Schutrups

Mailing address:

Stichting Dutch Harp Festival
Churchilllaan 11 (17e etage)
3527 GV  UTRECHT