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Marco van de Klundert (Tenor)

Born: Breda, The Netherlands

The Dutch tenor, Marco van de Klundert, did gained hiss first singing experience in the children's choir of his birthplace, Breda. After his high school he spent a number of years working in business. His enthusiasm for classical singing was further fueled when he joined a vocal ensemble in 1992 and further developed his voice. In 1999 he decided to quit his former job and henceforth develop his creativity as a singer rather than as a manager. He received his first singing lessons from Julia Bronkhorst and then studied at the Paula de Wit. Followed master-classes with Charlotte Margiono and Andrew Lawrence-King and was coached by Max van Egmond. He is currently studying with the tenor Marcel Reijans. He himself coachd in 2007 a ​​group of professional soloists in rehearsing the Monteverdi's Mariavespers.

Marco van de Klundert performs at home and abroad as a soloist in oratorios, particularly in the Baroque concert repertoire. So he has subg all the great works of J.S. Bach and Monteverdi and several oratorios by George Frideric Handel. He has worked as a soloist with Cantus Cölln, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Huelgas Ensemble under conductors such as Konrad Junghänel, Paul van Nevel, Ton Koopman, Jos van Veldhoven, Thomas Hengelbrock and Edo de Waart. He was a guest on most European festival stages.

Besides oratorios Marco van de Klundert sings roles in operas. He sang the title role in Monteverdi's Orfeo, the Fisherman in Igor Stravinsky's opera Le Rossignol and various parts in King Arthur and Dido & Aeneas by Purcel. He sang the role of Bruno in I Puritani by Bellini. Although he specializes in Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, he is also an enthusiastic exponent of the Romantic Lieder repertoire. In 2009-2010 he gave recitals of music by Schubert and Robert Schumann on the programme. With guidance on historical instruments.

From 2003 to 2009, Marco van de Klundert was part of the specialist in Renaissance and contemporary repertoire Egidius Kwartet, which he released on several CD's. He also appeared on CD recordings of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Camerata Trajectina, Brisk Recorder Quartet, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Weser Renaissance and the Huelgas Ensemble.

Source: Marco van de Klundert Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2014)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2014)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Thomas Hengelbrock


Member of Balthasar-Neumann-Chor:
C-3 (2007):
BWV 131, BWV 150

Ton Koopman


Cantatas Vol. 22: CD-2: BWV 233, BWV 234

Links to other Sites

Marco van Klundert (Official Website) [Dutch]


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