Save the date

Unfortunately, for various safety reasons, in consultation with all those involved, we have had to make the decision to go online again this year. This means that students from all the above-mentioned conservatoriums will attend the Focus Day from their own building.

You will be able to follow this day via Zoom: Meeting ID: 289 218 8886 / Passcode: 890753.

More information on the news page.

Jan Pustjens Foundation

The foundation

Composition of the board as at January 2020

Else Broekman, president
Arend de Roever, treasurer
Herman Rieken, secretary
Sjoerd van den Berg
Arnold Marinissen - artistic advisor
Manon Wagenmakers - secretarial support

Remuneration policy
The directors provide their expertise without pecuniary interest. Neither will they receive holiday compensation.

General information

Stichting Jan Pustjens Foundation,
Also known as Stichting JPF

Plantage Parklaan 12
1018 ST Amsterdam

Kamer van Koophandel no. 62350595
RSIN no. 8547.81.857
Bankrekening: NL20ABNA0477493564


anbiThe tax department has granted the foundation the  status of an ANBI or a so-called cultural ANBI.
ANBI stands for ' public benefit organization '. This entails, for both donor and recipient, tax advantages, which are described as follows by the tax department:

From 1 January 2012, donators to cultural ANBIs receive an extra gift deduction. Individuals may, in their income tax return, deduct 1.25 times the amount of the gift. Companies governed by the corporations act may deduct 1.5 times the amount of the gift in their corporate income tax return.

The Foundation as recipient is not required to pay taxes on the amounts obtained.

Always check your personal circumstances when making donations, because these can differ individually.


Financial Statement 2022

As per 01.01.2022 the bank account had a credit of € 21.812.

The Foundation received a contribution of € 10.003.

The total expenses amounted to € 5.078:

  • € 1.539  (administration) 
  • € 3.539  (JP Focus Day 2022)

The bank balance as per 31.12.2022: € 26.737.

Balance sheet as per 31.12.2022:
Liquid assets
€ 26.737
€ 26.737


Jan Pustjens

Jan Pustjens was gifted percussionist and a national and international music educator. He was also solo percussionist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.


Dear friends and interested parties,
We are very happy that we can finally go live again this Sunday with our Jan Pustjens Focus Day at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and then immediately with a very special edition.

On Sunday 7 February  the JP Focus-Day took place fort he 7th time. The general theme was “improvisation”.
The full cooperation and enthousiasm of the master Alexandre Babel of Eklekto, Geneva Percussion Center, made it a highly succesful event.

In 2018, The Jan Pustjens Foundation visited the TROMP percussion competition to hand out a special prize to further support a young talent.
The prize was given to Elliott Gaston-Ross! We would like to wish him all the best in his promising career and musical journey!

Impressions of the 3th. Jan Pustjens Focus Day on 28th. January 2018 in the Bernard Haitink Zaal of the Conservatorium Amsterdam.

Thanks to the contribution of the Jan Pustjens Foundation, composer Stan Verberkt and percussionist Mervyn Groot were able to enter their residency at Oerol 2017 in full concentration and inspiration. 

Showcase artist at Zeltsman Marimba Festival 2017 at Rutgers University (New Jersey/USA).