“Bach and the Lutheran Legacy” and
“Female Organists and Composers”
20-29 October, 2017

Hans Fidom

Hans Fidom is Extraordinary Professor of Organ Musicology at the VU University Amsterdam and musicologist for the Orgelpark in Amsterdam. Hans Fidom studied musicology at the University of Amsterdam and organ musicology at the Free University of Amsterdam, completing his studies at the University of Groningen in 1993. In 2002 he graduated as PhD at the VU University Amsterdam, with the dissertation Diversity in Unity, on socio-musicological aspects of the German organ scene between 1880 and 1918. Hans Fidom is a board member of the Royal Association for Music History of the Netherlands, examiner for the Dutch School for Organ Experts and member of the Dutch College of Organ Experts. He was editor-in-chief of the magazine Het Orgel from 1996 until 2006. From 2000 until 2007 he was member of the International Improvisation Competition Foundation Haarlem. He was vice-president of the Music Committee and member of the later Main Committee of the Art Council Groningen (advisory board of the local government of the city and province of Groningen). Furthermore, he was chief editor of the encyclopaedia Het historische orgel in Nederland. His book on Dutch organs in the early 20th Century is widely recognized as a standard work.