Cor Witjes is the founder and leader of several music groups: Trio Cor Witjes, Cor Witjes en de Dopegezinde Gemeente and the Trio 2000. During the time when an artist like the Zangeres Zonder Naam (The singer without a name) enjoyed a reputation by so-called camp and kitsch lovers, Pierre van Duyl started his Trio Cor Witjes. This was in the early eighties. Originally Van Duyl comes from the world of rock&roll, and before that made uncompromising 'noise-music'. His love for the sentimental ballad is genuine. Alongside the pure Dutch work he also plays Eastern European music, chanson's, tango, calypso and especially klezmer (Yiddish music). Witjes is the leader of the band De Dopegezinde Gemeente; at the Winternachten festival he will perform with bassist Peter Wassenaar and drummer Bob Langenberg as Trio 2000.
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Cor Witjes alias Pierre van Duyl, comes from the world of rock & roll and before that made unadulterated 'noise music'. However, his real love lies with the sentimental ballads. It is not camp and there are no double meanings. Alongside pure Dutch ballads he plays Eastern European music, chanson's, tango, calypso and especially Yiddish music. Witjes, a singer and accordeonist, became well known in the eighties with the trio Cor Witjes and later with the De Dopegezinde Gemeente. At the Winternachten festival he will perform with bassist Peter Wassenaar and drummer Bob Langenberg as Trio 2000.