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Jan Stulp (Conductor)

Born: January 11, 1962 - Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

The Dutch conductor, Jan Stulp, studied at the Christelijk Gymnasium Leeuwarden (1973-1980). He began his musical studies with Jan de Haas and Yme G. Visser. He then studied at the Conservatories of Amsterdam (1980-1986) and Leeuwarden: piano with Femmy Schaaf, Jan Marisse Huizing and Willem Brons, choral conducting with Jan Pasveer and orchestra conducting with Joop van Zon; he studied singing with Maria van Uden

Since 1978, Jan Stulp directed several choirs, initially in Leeuwarden, later in the Randstad area. In 2008 he returned to Leeuwarden and in 2009 and was conductor of "Femmes pur Sang", for which he made many arrangement. Furthermore, in addition, he currently leads two other choirs and a chamber orchestra.

Jan Stulp has conducted many known and unknown (mainly classical) choral works, in addition to the well-known works as Elias, Paulus, Die Schöpfung, Die Jahreszeiten, Messiah, Passions by J.S. Bach, Masses by Mozart, Josef Rheinberger, Schubert, Rossini, Charles Gounod, Requiems by Gabriel Fauré, Mozart, Bruckner, etc., also newer and less frequently performed works are in his repertoire, including The Lord is my Light by George Frideric Handel, Der Tod Jesu by Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Das Lied von der Glocke by Andreas Romberg, Das Sühnopfer des neuen Bundes by Carl Loewe, Die Passion by Heinrich von Herzogenberg, The Company of Heaven by Benjamin Britten, Missa in Es by Willem Andriessen and Requiem by Karl Jenkins, also he conducted several times J.S. Bach 's Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) in the version of Robert Schumann and J.S. Bach 's Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) in the version of Felix Mendelssohn.

Jan Stulp has also conducted the Dutch premieres include Requiem and Magnificat by John Rutter, Stabat Mater by Josef Rheinberger, Requiem and Te Deum by Otto Olsson, Requiem by Charles Gounod, Les Sept Paroles du Christ by Théodore Dubois, Jazzy Magnificat by Christoph Schönherr, Requiem - Eternal Light by Howard Goodall and (in the presence of the composer) The Armed Man - A Mass For Peace by Karl Jenkins

With the choir Femmes pur Sang Jan Stulp received in Berlin on April 14, 2012 the prize for best director at the International Pop Choral Festival, held at the Kammermusiksaal the Berliner Philharmonie. 

History oif Employment

Conductor of Vocaal Ensemble De Nieuwe Stad Amsterdam (October 1982-July 1995; conducted the kerk-)koor in Amsterdam-Zuidoost in the Dutch premiere of Requiem (1989) and Magnificat (1992) by John Rutter, Das Sühnopfer des neuen Bundes by Carl Loewe (1990), and Te Deum by Otto Olsson (1994).
Church Musician at Doopsgezinde Mennokapel Haarlem (April 1985-December 1995).
Conductor of COV Laus Deo Zeist (September 1989-October 2004; Dutch premiers of Requiem by Otto Olsson (1996), Requiem in C by Charles Gounod (2000) and Les Sept Paroles du Christ by Théodore Dubois (2004))
Church Musician at De Nieuwe Stad Amsterdam-Zuidoost (September 1982- December 2007; organist/pianist/cantor with the Gereformeerde Kerk/Samen-Op-Weggemeente, Evangelisch-Lutherse Gemeente and Evangelische Broedergemeente).
Consulatant of the piano vendor Muziekmetropool - Ypma/Steinway - Bol & Bechstein (September 1996-July 2009).
Church Musician at Remonstrantse Gemeente Naarden-Bussum (October 2004-March 2011)
Conductor of COV Laus Deo Gouda (May 2002-May 2011; Dutch premiers of The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins (2005), Magnificat - The Groovy Version of Ox by Christoph Schönherr (2009) and Eternal Light: a Requiem by Howard Goodall (2010)).
Conductor of Emma-Brass Sneek (January 2010-April 2012).
Conductor of Femmes Pur Sang Sneek (April 2009-Present; 1st Prize-winner (best conductor, best podium presentation) at the Internationaal Popkorenfestival Berlin 2012; performance of his arrangement of Skyfall at Koorfestival Stem-Up Bant 2013).
Conductor of Famuse Sneek (September 2010-Present).
Conductor of Michtam Ensemble Twijzelerheide (August 2012-Present).
Conductor of Vocation Grijpskerk (August 2013-Present; Prize-winner at "Lytse Noardske Balke" Koorfestival Zuidhorn 2013).
Conductor of Toonkunstkoor Dokkum (October 2013-Present)

Source: Femmes pur Sang Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (February 2014); Jan Stulp Profiles on Facebook & onb LinkedIn
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2014)

Jan Stulp: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works

Links to other Sites

Femmes pur Sang: Onze dirigent [Dutch]

Jan Stulp on LinkedIn
Jan Stulp on Facebook

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