About

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Gerald Geerink, born in 1991 and raised in Grafschaft Bentheim, Germany, near the Dutch border, began his musical education at the age of 8 and since then has gained extensive experience as a choral singer and soloist. After graduating from high school he decided to study singing with Prof. Scot Weir at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. There the young tenor received significant musical impulses from Anita Keller, Raphael Alpermann, Claar ter Horst and Prof. Clemens Flick, among others. He attended the Lied class of Prof. Wolfram Rieger.

 

After completing his bachelor's degree in 2017, he went on to study for a master's degree at The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, followed by further studies at the Opera Academy at The Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen.

Besides the operatic repertoire, another main focus is the Romantic Lied and Early Music, especially the Evangelist roles of J.S. Bach.

Master classes with Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles, Helmut Deutsch and Neville Dove complete his studies.

 

During his time at the Opera Academy he performed excerpts of roles such as Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Tom Rakewell (Rake's Progress), Albert (Albert Herring), Il Conte Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Don Basilio (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni).

Gerald has also performed in W.A. Mozart's Requiem, F. Schubert's Mass in A-flat Major, C. Orff's Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn's Lobgesang and as an evangelist and tenor soloist in Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat and the St. Matthew and St. John Passion, as well as in many Bach cantatas with the Bach-Collegium Berlin. 2019 he won 3rd prize at the International Singing Competition cantateBach! in Greifswald.

 

In the 2019/20 season he performed at the Royal Opera Copenhagen in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo with Concerto Copenhagen under Lars Ulrik Mortensen. In the upcoming season he will be tenor soloist in "Light -  Bach dances" at the Opera House in Copenhagen, followed by further performances in Germany.