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Messiah in Riga

Messiah in Riga

In Riga for Händel’s Messiah with Sinfonietta Rīga and Latvian Radio Choir conducted by Frieder Bernius.
Maarten: "24 years ago I recorded as a boy soprano Allegri’s Miserere Mei underneath the magnificent Walcker organ in Riga’s Dome. It’s big, but things do feel bigger when you are young."

Nicht mehr hier - concerts and album

Nicht mehr hier - concerts and album

In the first half of October 2019 a series of four thrilling Nicht mehr hier - concerts, together with Maartens' dear friend Andreas Wolf (bas/bariton) and his own baroque ensemble PRJCT Amsterdam, was followed by the recording of this program in the Oud-Katholieke schuilkerk in The Hague . The result, the second album of Maarten Engeltjes & PRJCT Amsterdam, will be released by Sony Classical in 2020.

Maarten Engeltjes 'soul mate' of Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Maarten Engeltjes 'soul mate' of Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

On 28 February 2019 the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ announced that Maarten Engeltjes will receive a wildcard as ‘soul mate‘ 2019-2020. He will have the opportunity to program five concerts of his own choice. Among these will be the Bosch Requiem by Calliope Tsoupaki, Bach aria's together with Andreas Wolf, Schuberts' Winterreise, and Purcell-duets together with Andreas Scholl.

Album release 'Forgotten Arias'

Album release 'Forgotten Arias'

On Monday 18 February, Sony Music presented the album Forgotten Arias, the first album of Maarten Engeltjes with his own baroque ensemble PRJCT Amsterdam.
The album is widely available, for instance at Bol.com; for Dutch customers also via the PRJCT Amsterdam website. Streaming via iTunes, Spotify, Google music etc.

Stabat Mater in Barcelona

Stabat Mater in Barcelona

L'Auditori in Barcelona was the perfect setting for a great concert with Arcangelo, directed by Jonathan Cohen. Singing Händel, Vivaldi en Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. Together with Emöke Baráth - a real feast!

Wonderfeel

Wonderfeel

Groot enthousiasme voor beide optredens van Maarten met zijn jonge barokensemble PRJCT Amsterdam. tijdens het klassieke muziekfestival Wonderfeel. Op de openingsdag o.a. Nisi Dominus van Antonio Vivaldi met het wonderschone Cum Dederit voor een muisstil publiek - alleen een paar merels zongen mee . En verder misschien wel de mooiste aria van Händel Scherza infida. Zondag Monteverdi en Purcell.
Op de hoogte blijven en/of Vriend worden van Maarten Engeltjes & PRJCT Amsterdam? Stuur een mailtje naar het secretariaat van de Vriendenstichting: josjecalff@prjct.amsterdam

Leipziger Bachfest

Leipziger Bachfest

Awesome to be at Bachfest Leipzig again. Music everywhere and the rehearsals are open to the audience!

Solomon review

Solomon review

“… It’s hard to imagine the solo cast being improved. As Solomon himself, Maarten Engeltjes’ countertenor was rich, bright, ethereal and clear while still suggesting authority. His radiant voice was especially alluring in the encounters with the Queen in Act One…”

Simon Thompson, Bachtrack 30 April 2018

Solomon

Solomon

On 25 and 26 April Maarten sings the title role in G.F. Händel's 'Solomon' with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Peter Dijkstra. Maarten: "I'm looking forward to singing this dream role immensely, it's quite a demanding task though: nine aria's, two duets and several recitatives". Rehearsals have started.

Es ist vollbracht

Es ist vollbracht

Looking back on a wonderful European tour - St Johns Passion in Italy, Spain and France ... Es ist vollbracht...