Annie Mesritz-van Velthuysen

Annie Mesritz-van Velthuysen
(b. Salatiga, Indonesia, Sep 2, 1887; d. Amsterdam, Mar 29, 1965)
Dutch pianist and composer. She studied piano with Carl Wirtz and composition with Henri Viotta at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. She received first prize for piano in 1907 and in 1908 the Nicolaï-prize for composition. She went on to study composition with Arthur de
Greef at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels and with Ernst von Dohnányi at the Music Academy in Berlin. From 1914 until 1916, she studied in Amsterdam with Cornelis Dopper.
She worked as a solo pianist with symphony orchestras in The Netherlands, gave lessons,
worked as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists.
Her first public performance of her work Theme with variations was with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Cornelis Dopper in 1916 and later on with Willem Mengelberg, Fantasy for piano and orchestra in 1918.23 For the list of works; Appendix VI.
Further reading:
Henk Mak van Dijk Frans Schreuder: De oostenwind waait naar het westen : Indische componisten, Indische composities, 1898-1945 (Leiden 2007)
Interesting review of a concert published in De Telegraaf (september 1915-juli 1920)