Louis Toebosch

Louis Toebosch was born in 1916 at Maastricht. He died on May 22, 2009.
He studied at the School for Church Music in Utrecht, the Music Lyceum in Maastricht and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Liège, where he received the highest awards for harmony, counterpoint, fugue and organ. Among his chief teachers were Henri Hermans (conducting) and Charles Hens (organ).

From 1940-1945 Toebosch was conductor and organist at the Sacrament Church in Breda and from 1944-1950 he conducted the Tilburg Symphony Orchestra. From 1944-1965 he taught at the Conservatories of Tilburg and Maastricht. In 1953 he founded the Orlando di Lasso chamber choir. Upon his appointment as a managing director of the Brabant Conservatory of Music in 1965 he immediately seized his chance of turning the somewhat conservative teaching methods towards contemporary music by means of the so called Composers' Project. He retired in 1974 and since then he devoted his time entirely to giving organ concerts and composing. He has performed as an organ soloist and improvisator in The Netherlands and abroad.

Toebosch wrote chamber music,works for orchestra, and above all choir and organ music. He received various commissions, from the Dutch government, the broadcasting company KRO, the Johan Wagenaar Foundation and others.

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