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Frank Hermans (Baritone)

Born: The Netherlands

The Dutch lyric (bass-baritone, Frank Hermans, obtained his Bachelor degree at Brabant Conservatory Tilburg (September 1989-May 1994). His love of singing originated in the World Youth Choir, with which he travelled the world from 1993 to 2001. At a very young age he started singing with HMR in Bergen op Zoom, led by Hans Smout. Later on he studied music teaching, singing and church choir master at the Fontys Conservatorium in Tilburg. After graduating he has sought coaching from Paula de Wit, Peter Harrison and Meinard Kraak on a regular basis.

Frank Hermans is mostly active in oratorio and Lied. Also active in teaching and coaching. He was a chorister in the GewandhausKammerchor Leipzig and in Ensemble Lyrique. He has frequently sung with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging and in 2010 he made his debut as Christ in J.S. Bach's Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244), in Bruges and Courtrai, Belgium. He sang Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder in Grenoble, Lyons and Paris. He took his first steps in the opera field in Spain with Peter Harrison

With his warm baritone voice Frank Hermans is a great communicator. Telling stories while singing, bringing the words to life, through his music winning an audience for music, is his ultimate goal. Even if the listeners do not understand the language of a particular song or libretto he knows how to convey the essence through his voice and expression. His love of life and positive attitude make him a pleasant performer and easy to work with. Whenever he can, he will start a song recital with an inspiring introduction, using topical themes to draw the listener into the world of the songs about to be heard.

Apart from his work on the stage Frank Hermans teaches at the Factorium School of Music in Tilburg, where he gives singing lessons and coaches choirs. In addition he has a private teaching practise. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 he went to Uruguay and Argentina to give master-classes and concerts. He also gave there several recitals and concerts and choirs guiddance. Also in 2014 he will again be active Furthermore, Hermans works at Maestro Foundation where he provides the voice training for the conductor - trainees .

With pianist Frans van Tuijl, Frank Hermns he made two recordings, 'Impressions' (2003) and 'When Birds Do Sing...' (2007). In 2012 he released with Lies Colman 'C'est l'extase langoureuse...'

“I have had the pleasure of working with Frank Hermans as a soloist in several projects that I conducted. Frank is an intelligent musician with a warm voice. His wit and his willingness to cooperate make him a great person to work with.View.” - Arjan van Baest (Conductor - Composer)

Source: Frank Hermans Webite, Facebook & LinkedIn Profiles)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2014)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Arjan van Baest


Video: Selection from BWV 248/6

Sergio Siminovich


Video: G.F. Handel: Brockes Passion, HWV 48

Jos van Veldhoven


Choir member of Nederlandse Bachvereniging:
AOB Video:
BWV 50, BWV 130, BWV 146
BWV 248

Links to other Sites

Frank Hermans - bariton (Official Website) [Dutch]
Frank Hermans on Facebook
Frank Hermans on LinkedIn

Frank Hermans (10vocaal) [Dutch]

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