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From 1901 to 1972 Paulus Folkertsma lived in Friesland.
He was a school teacher at the primary school in Aldeboarn, board member of several societal and church committees, but, above all, he was a composer. Also due to Folkertsma’s great modesty there is known too little about this outstanding composer, not only in Friesland but certainly also outside of it. By this website we hope to contribute to the memory of this composer and to enlarge the knowledge of his work and, as a result, the appreciation thereof.

Questions, additions and comments to this website are welcomed. Musicians who are interested in the mentioned works, are invited to contact the Paulus Folkertsma Foundation.

Latest news: 23 June 2018: Midsimmertwirre Minifestival Classical Music by Paulus Folkertsma great succes

The new foundation Aldeboarn Foarút in collaboration with the Paulus Folkertsma Foundation look back on a very successful festival. Both foundations are proud that many people could enjoy the performances at different locations. This is thanks to the large group of people, volunteers, who have made great efforts to ensure that this event could take place and be a great success. On an evening that went smoothly and, with a beautiful decoration at the various locations we received a lot of appreciation from the visitors. It was an evening to remeber.
Here are some photos:


Here some more pictures and recordings of the concerts

And look at the picturebook

New CD release:


Vondelkwartet plays Paulus Folkertsma. The CD is produced and released by Aliud records.

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