Frank van Wijk
FRANK VAN WIJK (Alkmaar, 1964) studied from 1983 to 1991 at the Amsterdam Conservatory. There he graduated in organ (with respectively Piet Kee, Jacques van Oortmerssen and Hans van Nieuwkoop), harpsichord (with Bob van Asperen and Kees Rosenhart) and church music (with among others Klaas Bolt).
He is active as organ, harpsichord and clavichord teacher, as church musician (organist of the Ruïnekerk in Bergen NH and the Kapelkerk in Alkmaar) and has an extensive concert practice. Furthermore he is actively involved in the organ activities of the St. Laurens’ Church in Alkmaar with its famous historic organs. Together with city organist Pieter van Dijk he forms the artistic direction of Organ Festival Holland. He has made several recordings on CD and DVD and regularly publishes articles, especially about the organ-history of Alkmaar.
In 2012 a 32-volume edition of the collected works of the Dutch composer, organist and Bach-pioneer Johannes Gijsbertus Bastiaans (1812-1875) was published by Donemus, for which he took care of the organ works. In 2018 he published together with Pieter van Dijk the first complete edition of the Camphuysen Manuscript, which contains 17th century Dutch keyboard music. Since 2016 he is organist/tour guide for the foundation “Internationale Orgelreizen”.