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Feike Asma
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Den Helder, The Netherlands






1912 to 1984

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Feike Pieter Asma (Den Helder, 21 april 1912 – Amsterdam, 18 december 1984) was a Dutch organ player and conductor.

As a young boy he already played the organ in the "Gereformeerde Kerk" in Den Helder. An organ with 9 stops. Feike was educated from 1928 till 1937 by the famous organ player Jan Zwart. In 1933 he got an assignment in the "Hooglandse Kerk" in Leiden. He played the organ originally build by Pieter Janszoon de Swart in 1565. After Leiden he became the organ player for the "Evangelisch-Lutherse Kerk" (a.k.a. "Lutherse Burgwalkerk") in Den Haag (The Hague). This church has a large organ build by J.H.H. Bätz in 1753.
In 1965 Feike Asma moved again, this time to the city of Maassluis. He played the organ of the "Grote Kerk". This organ was build in 1732 by Rudolf Garrels. On the 18th of December 1984, Feike Asma died. He was buried at the "Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats" in Amsterdam.

He studied for conductor at the "Koninklijk Conservatorium" in Den Haag (The Hague) and for piano and composer he got lessons from Hugo van Dalen. He also got lessons for orchestra and choir conductor from Eduard Flipse. In 1950 & 1951 he participated in the master course for conductors given by Paul van Kempen in Siena.

As a performing artist he gave many organ concerts all through the country. There were always many visitors at the concerts he gave. He was an inspired supporter of French symphonic organ music of composers like Guilmant, Boëllmann, Vierne en Widor. He received the French award "Arts-Sciences-Lettres Diplome de Médaille Argent Académie Française de Paris" and in 1975 the "Diplome de Médaille Vermeil". In 1967 he was decorated in the "Orde van Oranje-Nassau". The city of Rotterdam awarded him the "Wolfert van Borselen penning (badge)".

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