Ton Koopman

Dutch conductor, organist and harpsichordist

Ton Koopman (born Antonius Gerhardus Michael Koopman; Dutch: [ˈkoːpmɑn]; 2 October 1944), is a Dutch conductor, organist, harpsichordist, and musicologist. He is the founder and director of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir. In 2005, he finished recording all of Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas.[1][2] He has also recorded all of Dietrich Buxtehude's music.[3]

Ton Koopman
Ton Koopman
Ton Koopman
Background information
Born (1944-10-02) 2 October 1944 (age 78)
Zwolle, Netherlands
InstrumentsOrgan and harpsichord


  1. Morrison, Richard (24 June 2005). "Bitten by Bach". The Times. No. 68422. pp. 16[S]. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  2. Clements, Andrew (July 4, 2008). "Film & Music: Classical: CD reviews: Buxtehude: Complete Works VII Amsterdam Baroque Orch & Choir/Koopman 3/5 (Challenge, two CDs) pounds 18.99". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  3. Fitch, Fabrice (May 2014). "Buxtehude: 'Opera omnia XVIII--Vocal Works, Vol 8: Sacred Concertos, Arias and Miscellaneous Pieces' Canon and Gigue, BuxWV121". Gramophone. No. 1109. Retrieved 17 March 2022.

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