Stichting René Samson

Composer René Samson died suddenly on July 5th, 2019. He left behind an extensive body of musical work. Friends and family are working to ensure that his work is- and will be available to current and future generations.

On March 6th, 2020, the René Samson Foundation was founded. The first inititiave is to make René's music digitally available. The paper archive has since been donated to NMI (Dutch Musical Institute). His work is available to everyone via Donemus (publisher Dutch music) Some of his work his already been published by Donemus and made available to order.

Through a periodic newsletter, the Foundation will announce its activities. The aim is to organize a yearly concert, "Samsoniade", where René's music will be performed.

In addition, the foundation seeks to encourage and support musicians to study and perform the work of René Samson. The foundation will fund its efforts through donations.


Chairman: Theo Kemperman
Secretary / finance: Thomer Gil
Member: Annelies Kok-van Leengoed

All members of the board are unpaid.

Cultural ANBI status

The Foundation has Cultural ANBI status under Dutch tax law.

Yearly financial statements (in Dutch)


KvK: 77557247
RSIN: 861045956
Address: Prinsengracht 270-3 // 1016 HH Amsterdam
Bank account: NL02 ABNA 0891 4387 69, Stichting René Samson

You can download and review the Foundation's policy plan for 2020-2023.

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