Tenor Falco van Loon was born in 1976 and started young with singing. In his first choir he already experienced being soloist. He got his first singing lessons with Margriet Hoek and from 2001 onwards he studied at the conservatories of Enschede and Arrnhem. Here he developed in classical solo and ensemble singing under supervision of Annette Kleine, Harry van Berne and Lodewijk Meeuwsen. In 2007 he finished his studies with success. After that he continued one year at the Messiaen Academy and later he took also lessons with Meinard Kraak and Frans Fiselier. He got master classes with Marien van Nieukerken, Breda Zakotnik, Pierre Mak, David Wilson-Johnson, Bernard Loonen and Meinard Kraak. Nowadays he is coached by Gemma Visser.
In short period Falco van Loon developed as a frequently asked soloist. He gave a lot of concerts with music from several periods and styles. Besides the Christmas Oratorio and many cantatas by J.S. Bach he was especially successful as Evangelist in the passions. Falco also performed oratorios, Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the Stabat Mater by Haydn and Schubert, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and many other big works. His interpretations of Britten’s Serenade for tenor and horn, the Saint Nicolas Cantata received much appreciation.
Falco van Loon joined several opera productions. In Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas he performed the roles of Aeneas, Sorceress and Sailor. He also had a main role in the contemporary opera Ulrike Meinhof by Backerra and he took part in semi-staged productions of Die Zauberflöte and Don Giovanni and Ascanio in Alba by Mozart.
Since 2008 Falco van Loon is part of the Groot Omroepkoor. He regularly sings solo with ensembles like the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Nederlandse Bachvereniging (under Jos van Veldhoven) as well as the soloists ensemble Le Nuove Musiche.
Upcoming season Falco van Loon will be soloist in Handel’s Brockes Passion (Netherlands tour) with a video registration for Brava TV. Furthermore he will sing various Passions and other concerts.