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Maarten Koningsberger* Bas Baritone

Purcell’s Music for a While: ‘Editors Choice July 2009’ (Gramophone)

Maarten Koningsberger studied with Max van Egmond, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Margreet Honig, among others. He acquired an international reputation as concert, Lied and opera interpreter.


Orchestras & operas

Maarten Koningberger performed with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Holland Symfonia, Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra, Noord Nederlands Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC Singers, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Tafelmusik Toronto and the Orchestra of Singapore (Einhorn’s Voices of Light at the New Esplanada). Maarten also performed various concerts in Poland during the Wratislava Cantans Festival (Wroclav), in Warschau and Bydgozcz. He was also to be heard during the opera production of the Nederlandse Reisopera (L’Opera Seria), during the production of the Opera Zuid in Die Dreigrosschenoper, and in operas of Debussy, Bernstein, Monteverdi, Mozart, Offenbach, Menotti, Maderna, Poulenc, Rameau and Strauss.



Maarten Koningsberger worked with conductors such as Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jeffrey Tate, Kees Bakels, Hans Vonk, Arnold Östman, Ton Koopman, William Christie, René Jacobs and Ed Spanjaard. His recitals as lied performer, with the pianists Irwin Cage and Graham Johnson brought him to prestigious halls throughout the world. He gave recitals in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tivoli-Vredenburg Utrecht, the Wigmore Hall in London, in Germany (during the Ruhr Festival a.o.), South-Africa, France, Slovenia (Ljubljana) USA (Carnegie Hall New York), etc.

Maarten Koningsberger toured throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Gustav Leonhardt, performed in Die Zauberflöte, during the Monteverdi-cycle of the Dutch National Opera, with René Jacobs and his Double Bande in Telemann’s Der geduldige Sokrates (performed in France and Germany), performed lieder of Schubert with the HET Symfonieorkest, and performed with the Noord Nederlands Orchestra. Maarten also sung the role of Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas during a production at the Festival van Vlaanderen.

Recent engagements

Various recitals with Schubert’s Winterreise, Schumann programs with the Matangi Quartet (Dichterliebe). In 2014 he performed as well the Matthew Passion with the Hong Kong Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden, Haydn’s Creation with the Residentie Orchestra, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Reinhard Goebel and the Noord Nederlands Orkest and Die Zauberflöte (Sprecher) at the Festival Aix-en-Provence with the Freiburger Barockorchester under Pablo Heras-Cassado, as well as with the Dutch National Opera. Besides that he released with What’s new a unique and successful jazz album. In latest seasons  Maarten Koningsberger has been soloist in several Passion concerts with Reinhardt Goebel, performed in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Dutch National Opera, and sang concerts with Matangi Quartet and several Lied recitals.

Sample Programs

Old Songs Re-Sung
Maarten Koningsberger en The Atlantic Trio
L. v. BEETHOVEN                                           SCOTTISH SONGS  Op 108
The sweetest lad was Jamie
Oh sweet were the hours                                                     
Faithfu’ Johnie 
Come fill, fill my good fellow
J. BRAHMS                                                     DEUTSCHE VOLKSLIEDER  WoO 33     
Es steht ein Lind
Erlaube mir, feins Mädchen                                       
Da unten im Tale                                                      
Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund                          
M. RAVEL  arr. VERHEIJDEN                          5 MÉLODIES POPULAIRES GRECQUES   
Chanson de la mariée                                                          
Là-bas, vers l’église                                                  
Quel galant m’est comparable?                                           
Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques                                  
Tout gai!        
G. BUTTERWORTH     arr. VERHEIJDEN         Songs from ‘A SHROPSHIRE LAD ’              
Loveliest of trees                                          
When I was one-and-twenty                         
Look not in my eyes                                      
Think no more, lad                                        
The lads in their hundreds                            
Is my team ploughing?          
J. BRAHMS                                                      Andante con moto uit PIANO TRIO No 2 Opus 87
L. v. BEETHOVEN                                            IRISH SONGS                                                
Thou emblem of faith                                                 WoO 152/11  
Return to Ulster                                                            WoO 152/1    
The elfin fairies                                                             WoO 154/1    
Oh who, my dear Dermot                                            WoO 154/5          
Come draw we round a cheerful ring                      WoO 152/8
Rondom César Franck (César Franck et ces éleves)
Maarten Koningsberger en Bas Verheijen
C. Franck                                               Le Mariage des Roses
(1822-1890)                                            Nocturne
Augusta Holmes                                  A Trianon
(1847-1903)                                              Jornée Fleurie
                                                                   Dans un Parc abbandonné
Vincent d’Indy                                     Madrigal
(1851-1931)                                              Lied Maritieme
Guy de Lioncourt                                 Soir d’ete sur la terasse
(1885-1961)                                                La lune tremble dans l’eau
Fauré                                                       Poeme d’un Jour
1845-1924)                                              Rencontre
Duparc                                                    L’invitaion au voyage
(1845-1930)                                             Sérénade Florentine

                                                         Le  Manoir de Rosemonde
                                                                     La Vie entérieure
                                                                     Le Galop
Kerst met Maarten en Matangi
Op het programma onder andere: Let it snow, An das Christkind, Maria Wiegenlied, Come all ye merry Gentlemen, Kerst door het hele jaar, Wiegenlied, Weihnachtslied der Hirten, The Christmas song,  Noël de la Rue, White Christmas, Sleighride