|Birth Day||July 7, 1914|
|Age||106 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||May 26, 1993 (age 78)|
A nervous disorder in his right hand prompted him to create left-handed arrangements of over 80 pieces.
He took piano from Egbert Veen and Ulferts Schults and studied composition and conducting with Sem Dresden.
He was an advocate of contemporary Dutch music, especially after becoming musical Director of the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation.
He died where he had been born: in Amsterdam.