Willem van Otterloo (27 December 1907 – 27 July 1978) was a Dutch conductor and composer.
Van Otterloo was born in Winterswijk, The Netherlands, the son of William Frederik van Otterloo, a railway inspector, and his wife Anna Catharina Enderlé. He qualified to study medicine at the University of Utrecht but switched to studying cello and composition at the Amsterdam Conservatoire. While playing as a cellist in the Utrecht Stedelijk Orkest (City Orchestra), he won a composition prize from…
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