Delft pop group Stitch rose to national fame in 1983 after releasing their single ‘Jessica’s Mornings’. The band formed in 1980 in Café De Joffer in Nieuwstraat and toured all over the country. After one final performance in 1985, Stitch split up, but a successful reunion followed in 1997.
From 1946 to 1989, for over 43 years, Piet van Amstel was the permanent organist in the Oude Kerk (Old Church). Besides being an organist, Van Amstel also gained fame as a composer.
The Delft Chamber Music Festival has since its creation in 1997 grown into a world-class chamber musical festival. Known for its intimate setting, the festival takes place around Oude Delft with the Van der Mandelezaal in Museum Prinsenhof at the heart of it for many years.
World famous Surinamese-Delft musician Ronald Snijders has lived in Delft for over fifty years. According to many, he is the country’s most-swinging flute player. Matthijs van Nieuwkerk called him ‘The legend’, while famous American pianist Chick Corea wrote: ‘A great flautist and an excellent composer’.
Guus Westdorp is a pianist, singer, composer, arranger and lyricist. The hit song ‘Blijf bij mij’ (Stay with me) sung by Ruth Jacott and Paul de Leeuw (1993) is one of his best-known compositions.