Alba Rosa Viëtor


Hendrik W. Vietor † son of Alba Rosa and Jan Fresemann Viëtor
Hendrik W. Vietor † son of Alba Rosa and Jan Fresemann Viëtor

To make her music known by scores, performances and recordings.

To encourage improvising and composing (especially by women)
Hermance Viëtor, patron

After her death in 1979, Alba Rosa Viëtor’s compositions remained untouched for 25 years. In 2004, her son Hendrik Vietor instructed the Frost School of Music of the University of Miami, Florida, to digitize and compile the entire collection of compositions of his mother in a catalog. On 13 March 2009, the Alba Rosa Viëtor Foundation was founded by Mary van Veen-Viëter, Hermance Viëtor and Maarten van Veen. The aim of the Foundation is: “The management of the musical legacy of Alba Rosa Viëtor and to make her music known by scores, performances and recordings. To promote the performing arts, in particular improvising and composing, and anything else that is directly or indirectly related to this or supportive to it, in the broadest sense of the word. ”

In 2010, the catalog was released, and since that time her compositions have been performed more regularly. A number of her works were also recorded. Recently, the historical recordings of performances of Alba Rosa Viëtor’s work (some of which were performed by herself) were transferred from 78 rpm records to CD. The Alba Rosa Viëtor Foundation has opened a website, posted an article on Wikipedia and made sure that all compositions are publicly available via Petrucci .



Maarten van Veen, chairman
David van Rossem, treasurer
Hilly Bosch-Tetzner, secretary
Joost Mollerus
Fiona de Vilder

Reinild Mees, artistic director
Tia Schutrups, pr and marketing

Alba Rosa Viëtor Foundation
Herman Heijermansweg 5
1077 WJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

KvK: 34331500
IBAN: NL14ABNA0537207163



Mary van Veen-Viëtor



On March 18, 2012, Mary van Veen-Viëtor, at that time chairman of the ARV Foundation, passed away totally unexpected. Together with Alba’s son Hendrik who died in 2010, Mary has been the driving force behind the ARV Foundation. Both in that capacity and as the warm and wonderful woman she was herself, she will be deeply missed.

Effective January 1st, 2013 a new Board of the ARV Foundation has been appointed and taken up Mary’s duties. The Board is currently developing new activities to take place under the auspices of the ARV Foundation, which are tentatively projected for September 2014. The names of the Members of the Board are listed above.

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