Today’s Carillon Program
This week’s Carillon Programs
Carillonneurs of Bok Tower Gardens
Anton Brees (Antwerp, Belgium) served as our first carillonneur from 1928 until his death in 1967. Named in his honor, the Anton Brees Carillon Library is the largest and most comprehensive carillon library in the world.
Milford Myhre retired in June 2004 after 36 years as our carillonneur. He obtained his musical training at the University of Nebraska, the University of Michigan and the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” in Belgium. President for both the GCNA and the World Carillon Federation, he has performed on three continents during his distinguished career of more than 50 years.
William (Bill) De Turk
William (Bill) De Turk was director of carillon services from July 1, 2004 to October 31, 2011, after serving as assistant carillonneur and librarian since 1993. A native of the Philadelphia area, he received a bachelor of music degree cum honore from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, and master of music degree in organ performance from the University of Michigan.
Geert D’hollander (Current)
Geert D’hollander was named Bok Tower Gardens’ fourth fulltime carillonneur in October 2012 and is one of the finest in the world. He has studied piano, chamber music, choral and orchestral direction, fugue, and composition at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, and carillon at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium. He has taken first prize in more than 30 international competitions for carillon or composition. In 1997, Geert succeeded Ronald Barnes as University Carillonist and Professor of Carillon at the Department of Music at UC Berkeley. In 2008, he was awarded the “Berkeley Medal” for “Distinguished Service to the Carillon.” Until 2012, when Geert moved to Florida, he was the carillon composition teacher at the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” in Mechelen, and city carillonneur of the historical instruments of Antwerp Cathedral, the belfry of Ghent, and the basilica of Lier (Belgium). He frequently gives master classes in Europe and the U.S. and performs all over the world.