Willem Kes

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Willem Kes
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Background information
Born 16 February 1856
Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died 22 February 1934 (age 78)
Munich, Germany
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Conductor, pedagogue
Associated acts Concertgebouw Orchestra
Scottish Orchestra

Willem Kes (16 February 1856 – 22 February 1934), was a Dutch conductor and violinist.

He was the first principal conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, holding that position from 1888 to 1895. He left the Concertgebouw Orchestra to take up a conducting post with the Scottish Orchestra in Glasgow. From 1905 to 1926, Kes was director of a music conservatory in Koblenz.