Our fundraising charitable music foundation helps aspiring composers 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 and conductor’s opportunities to develop their musical talents. Here’s who’s involved:


Jeanne van Dijk

President and Founder

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

Dr. Sharon Brassey-Brierley

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Sharon’s 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

Greg Lawson

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

Bert Verhaar

Bert is Chairman of the Board of the Van Wassenaer Orchestra.

Augusta van de Leuv

Augusta worked in KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ PR department specialising in protocol and commercial contacts worldwide.

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.

Walter van Dyk

Actor and portrait photographer, Walter graduated from Trinity College of Music, London in Tenor Voice. He studied acting with Uta Hagen in New York and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts London.

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 1797 230 482

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