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Peter Kooy (Kooij) (Bass)

Born: September 17, 1954 - Soest, Holland

The Dutch bass, Peter Kooy [Kooij], started his musical career at the age of six as a choir boy and sang many solo soprano parts in concerts and on records. However, he started his formal musical studies as a violin student. This was followed by singing tuition from Max van Egmond at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, and in 1980 he obtained a diploma for solo performance.

Peter Kooy has been an active soloist in many concerts all over the world in the most important concert-halls like Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Wien, Carnegie Hall New York, Royal Albert Hall London, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Berliner and Kölner Philharmonie, Palais Garnier Paris, Suntory and Casals Hall Tokyo. He has also sung in Israel. He is a regular performer at the most important festivals in Europe. He has performed with famous conductors like Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman, Gustav Leonhardt, Roger Norrington, Michel Corboz. Frans Brüggen, René Jacobs, Sigiswald Kuijken, and Iván Fischer.

Peter Kooys wide repertoire contains all kind of music from Heinrich Schütz to Weill and he has made over hundred CDs for Philips, Sony and Virgin Classics, Harmonia Mundi, Erato, EMI and BIS. His recordings in the complete series of J.S. Bach cantatas with Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan have received wide acclaim. His performances of J.S. Bach's cantatas and Passions are unusually sympathetic, assisted by a soft-grained timbre and an eloquent verbal delivery.

Peter Kooy is the artistic director of the "Ensemble Vocal Européen". From 1991 to 2000 professor of singing at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. From 1995 to 1998 Lehrauftrag at the Musikhochschule in Hannover. Since 2000 he is Professor at the Tokyo University of fine Arts and Music. He was invited to give master classes in Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Finnland and Japan.


 

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Source: BIS Records (January 2001), Peter Kooij Website
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Aryeh Oron (April 2001, April 2003)

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Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Frieder Bernius

Bass

BWV 206, BWV 207a

Frans Brüggen

Bass

BWV 232 [2nd], BWV 244, BWV 245 [1st], BWV 245 [2nd]

Bernhard Forck

Bass

BWV 32, BWV 49

Philippe Herreweghe

Bass

BWV 2, BWV 8, BWV 11 [1st], BWV 12 [1st], BWV 20, BWV 22, BWV 25, BWV 29, BWV 36, BWV 38, BWV 39, BWV 42, BWV 43, BWV 44 [1st], BWV 44 [2nd], BWV 46, BWV 56, BWV 57 [1st], BWV 57 [2nd], BWV 61, BWV 62, BWV 66, BWV 73 [1st], BWV 73 [2nd], BWV 75, BWV 78, BWV 80, BWV 82, BWV 91, BWV 93 [1st], BWV 93 [2nd], BWV 105 [1st], BWV 105 [2nd], BWV 107, BWV 110, BWV 119, BWV 120, BWV 121, BWV 122, BWV 125 [1st], BWV 127, BWV 131, BWV 133, BWV 133, BWV 138 [1st], BWV 138 [2nd], BWV 138 [3rd], BWV 158 [1st], BWV 158 [2nd], BWV 159, BWV 176, BWV 197, BWV 198, BWV 207, BWV 214
BWV 225-230 [1st], BWV 225-230 [2nd], BWV 232 [1st], BWV 232 [2nd], BWV 232 [3rd], BWV 233, BWV 234, BWV 235, BWV 236, BWV 243, BWV 244 [1st], BWV 244 [3rd], BWV 245 [1st], BWV 245 [3rd], BWV 248 [1st], BWV 248 [2nd, DVD], BWV 249 [1st]

René Jacobs

Bass

BWV 225-230

Ton Koopman

Bass

BWV 244 [1st, Jesus], BWV 245 [1st, Jesus], BWV 247 [1st], BWV 247 [2nd, DVD]

Maarten Kooy

Bass

BWV 82, BWV 211, BWV 212

Michael D. Müller

Bass

BWV 245 [1st]

Peter Neumann

Bass

BWV 248

Andrew Parrott

Bass

BWV 249

Masaaki Suzuki

Bass

BWV 1, BWV 2, BWV 3, BWV 4, BWV 5, BWV 7, BWV 8, BWV 9, BWV 10, BWV 12, BWV 13, BWV 14, BWV 16, BWV 17, BWV 18, BWV 19, BWV 20, BWV 21 [1st], BWV 21 [2nd], BWV 22, BWV 25, BWV 26, BWV 27, BWV 28, BWV 29, BWV 30, BWV 31, BWV 32, BWV 33, BWV 34, BWV 36, BWV 38, BWV 39, BWV 40, BWV 43, BWV 44, BWV 45, BWV 46, BWV 47, BWV 49, BWV 56, BWV 58, BWV 59, BWV 60, BWV 61, BWV 62, BWV 63, BWV 64, BWV 65, BWV 66, BWV 67, BWV 68, BWV 69, BWV 69a, BWV 70, BWV 71, BWV 72, BWV 73, BWV 74, BWV 75, BWV 77, BWV 78, BWV 79, BWV 80, BWV 81, BWV 83, BWV 84: Chorale, BWV 85, BWV 87, BWV 88, BWV 90, BWV 91, BWV 93, BWV 94, BWV 95, BWV 96, BWV 97, BWV 98, BWV 99, BWV 100, BWV 101, BWV 102, BWV 105, BWV 106, BWV 107, BWV 110, BWV 111, BWV 112, BWV 113, BWV 114, BWV 115, BWV 116, BWV 117, BWV 119, BWV 120, BWV 120a, BWV 121, BWV 122, BWV 123, BWV 124, BWV 125, BWV 126, BWV 127, BWV 128, BWV 129, BWV 131, BWV 132, BWV 133, BWV 135, BWV 136, BWV 137, BWV 138, BWV 139, BWV 140, BWV 143, BWV 145, BWV 146, BWV 147, BWV 149, BWV 150, BWV 151, BWV 152, BWV 153, BWV 154, BWV 155, BWV 156, BWV 157, BWV 158, BWV 159, BWV 162, BWV 164, BWV 168, BWV 169: Chorale, BWV 171, BWV 172, BWV 173, BWV 174, BWV 175, BWV 176, BWV 178, BWV 179, BWV 180, BWV 181, BWV 182, BWV 183, BWV 186, BWV 187, BWV 188, BWV 190, BWV 192, BWV 195, BWV 196, BWV 197, BWV 197a
BWV 232, BWV 244, BWV 245, BWV 248

Masaaki Suzuki

Bass

Member of Bach Collegium Japan:
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 20:
BWV 44, BWV 59, BWV 173, BWV 184
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 22:
BWV 7, BWV 20, BWV 94
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 23:
BWV 10, BWV 93, BWV 107, BWV 178
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 24:
BWV 8, BWV 33, BWV 113
Sacred Cantstas Vol. 29:
BWV 2, BWV 3, BWV 38, BWV 135
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 31:
BWV 91, BWV 101, BWV 121, BWV 133
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 40:
BWV 79, BWV 137, BWV 164, BWV 168
Sacred Cantatas Vol. 53:
BWV 9, BWV 97, BWV 177

David Timm

Bass

BWV 205, BWV 207, BWV 214, BWV 213

Jos van Veldhoven

Bass

BWV 232 [1st], BWV 244 [1st]

Links to other Sites

Peter Kooij (Official Website)
Peter Kooij, bass (BCJ)

Biographie de Peter Kooij avec gold-music.com [French]

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