Monday, August 14, 7 p.m.
Roy Kroezen was born in Enschede, the Netherlands, in 1967 and was appointed carillonneur of the Centralia, Illinois, carillon in 2016. He studied carillon at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort with Bernard Winsemius and Henk Verhoef, and also in Belgium at the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denijn” with Geert D'hollander. He studied organ at the Arnhem Conservatory with Cor van Wageningen and Theo Jellema. He holds a master’s degree in carillon, a bachelor’s deree in organ, and a choral conducting degree. In the Netherlands, he served as a municipal carillonneur in Zwolle, Hoogeveen, Arnhem, and Huissen, and organist in Hilversum at the Apostolic Society. He is a carillon teacher and arranger of music for the carillon. In 2002, he spent nine weeks playing six recitals a day in the Dutch-style family park Huis Ten Bosch on the island of Kyushu in Japan. In addition, he has played numerous carillon recitals in the United States, Europe, and the island of Curaçao. Kroezen has won prizes at several international carillon contests.