Our fundraising charitable music foundation supports musical education projects as well as aspiring composers, instrumentalists and conductors who live in parts of the world where there is political strife or economic deprivation.

Our foundation

We founded the Rudi Martinus van Dijk Foundation in Rudi’s name to promote peace among diverse cultures around the world. Through sponsorship, scholarships and workshops, we hope to bring about change by giving young composer, instrumentalists and conductor’s opportunities to develop their musical talents. Here’s who’s involved:


Jeanne van Dijk

President and Founder

Jeanne is a former Montessori director and Head of School. She directs our foundation and helps aspiring composers and conductors living in areas of political strife or economic deprivation by setting up and awarding international scholarships.

Dr. Sharon Brassey-Brierley

Co-Founder and Advisor

Sharon is a Ph.D. graduate of the Sociology Department at Boston College in Social Economics/Social Justice. She worked as a coordinator of volunteers with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India and for eight years in rural poverty, domestic violence and community development.


Board of directors

Walter van Dijk, Executive Director

Professional film, tv and stage actor Walter van Dyk studied acting with Uta Hagen at the HB Studios in New York and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts London.

Anthony Marwood, MBE

Anthony Marwood enjoys a wide-ranging international career as violin soloist, director and chamber musician. Recent solo engagements include performances with the Boston Symphony, St Louis Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New World Symphony, London Philharmonic, Spanish National Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony and Sydney Symphony. He was appointed an MBE in the 2018 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. "None could outshine Anthony Marwood - this concerto [[Ligeti]] demands Olympian calibre endurance from its soloist, and Marwood would surely have run away with the gold" The Boston Globe, August 2021

Greg Lawson

Greg founded Dutch animation studio, Lawson & Whatshisname and produces commercials, children’s series and independent shorts.

Paul de Boer

Praised for his clear technique and elegant touch, Paul works with singers as a pianist, accompanist and conductor.

Paula Quint

Worked as Music Librarian at Utrecht Music Center, Muziek Centrum Nederland and DONEMUS. Paula's specialities include beschikbaar, digital information analysis, planning and managing music events.

Bert Verhaar, Chairman

Bert is also Chairman of the Board of the Van Wassenaer Orkest.

Advisory board

Our partners


Annual reports

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Contact us

Rudi Martinus van Dijk Foundation

011 44 1797 230 482

Stichting Rudi Martinus van Dijk

011 44 7947378178

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