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Willem Coenen (17 November 1837 — 18 March 1918)
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= Alternative Names/Transliterations: Wilhelmus Antonius Coenen
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According to Musicsack (and its sources? LOC Authority gives New Grove as source) born Rotterdam, died Lugano. Any relation to Anton Coenen (dates given as 1845–1876 at NMI)?
Born in Rotterdam he was educated by his father and sister. His first performance as a pianist was in 1852 in Rotterdam. When he was 17 years he travelled to Suriname, Paramaribo where he stayed for 7 years. After this stay he went to North- and South America giving concerts in the most important cities. In 1862 he went to London where he stayed for 44 years. He was proffessor at the Guildhall School of Music in London and after his retirement he travelled to Lugano, Switzerland where he died. (Source:Onze Musici, Portrets and biographies from Dutch musicians, Dutch language)
Compositions by: Coenen, Willem
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