on 18 July, 2013


Although NCRV Radio participated in the first Benelux Vocal Competition, no recordings of the competition have come to light. Therefore we provide here some audio samples of those winners that we have audio/video for in our archives. Of those missing we welcome any privately reocrded audio samples, as well as photographs and additional information.

Hans Wilbrink

anette aud cover

Tchaikovsky: Iolante
Aria of Robert
1960, Concertgebouw/ Dutch Radio

Annette de la Bije

Matthew Passion mp3

Verdi: Don Carlo
Nei giardin del bello
1959-10-21 Groot Omropekoor & Orkest –
Carlo Maria Guilini

Aukje Karsemeyer-de Jong

karsemeyer aud cov

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
'Reich mir die hand mein leben'
Aukje Karsemeyer-de Jong (Zerlina), Herman Emmink (Don Giovanni), Orchestra – Gerard Van Krevele (From NCRV Show 'Herman joh, daar ga je...', May 18, 1961/broadcast May 26)


For Henriëtte Willems, Frans Meulemans and Tim Jacobs no samples of their vocal artistry are known to exist. Should you have such materials we will galdly present them here. You may contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



on 18 July, 2013