Dutch organist, composer and teacher Bram Beekman was born in Vlissingen on 5 November 1949 and studied organ at Brabants Conseratory in Tilburg with Louis Toebosch then in Vienna with Anton Heiller.
He was professor of organ at Brabants Conservatory (1980-2012), and from 1997 he was organist at the Oostkerk in Middelburg.
He wrote music for organ, choir and orchestra.
He became a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2014.
Following an illness which began in September 2015, Bram Beekman died in Middelburg on 30 March 2016, aged sixty-six.