bio

I grew up in a small village near the dutch border. I took my first musical steps at the "Musikschule Niedergrafschaft e.V." and took voice lessons with Ralf Ludewig, then later with Armanda ten Brink. Initially, I was mainly interested in the musical and pop music. I was very lucky that Armanda has brought me closer to classical singing literature.

At the age of 16, I decided to focus entirely on classical music.

 

I decided to study classical singing and this led me to the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler  Berlin in 2012. Here I studied Vocal Performance with Scot Weir. I was very much influenced by the work with Anita Keller, Claar ter Horst, Raphael Alpermann, Clemens Flick and Thomas Quasthoff. I also attended the Liedklasse of Wolfram Rieger. 

In the summer of 2016 I completed my studies in Berlin and since then I have continued my studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. My main focus is on the romantic song and the baroque music, especially the Evangelist parts in J.S. Bach compositions.

Masterclasses with Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles, Helmut Deutsch and Neville Dove.

 

Among others I was heard in W.A. Mozart's Requiem, in the As-Dur Messe by F. Schubert, C. Orff's Carmina Burana and as an evangelist and tenor soloist in Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat and the St. Matthew and St. John Passion. Further concerts with the Bach-Collegium Berlin, engagements with the Lautten Compagney Berlin under the guidance of Wolfgang Katschner. Furthermore I was performing at the "Young Euro Classic Festival" in the Konzerthaus Berlin, as well as a Matinéekonzert in the foyer of the Berliner Philharmonie.

 

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