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Résumé

Soprano Marjon Strijk discovered her love for singing at a very early age. She studied classical singing with Jeanne Companjen, Bas Ramselaar and Elena Vink. Marjon participated in master classes with Ulrich Eisenlohr (with pianist Jeroen Snijder) and Michael Chance, among others.

As a soloist Marjon is frequently invited in concerts throughout The Netherlands. Her repertoire includes compositions from Renaissance to modern music; from Schütz, Buxtehude, Charpentier to Bach, Händel, Rameau through Haydn and Mozart to Schubert, Mendelssohn and Brahms. She sings contemporary music such as the Rutter Requiem and “Angel of Light” by Gert Oost (première). Recently Marjon sang Andriesen’s intense song cycle Miroir de Peine for soprano and orchestra. She has worked with conductors such as Peter Harvey, Jos van Veldhoven, Peter Dijkstra, Harry van der Kamp, Klaas Stok and Stephan MacLeod.

On the 3rd and 4th of May 2014 Marjon sang the part of Anne Frank in the oratorio 'Annelies' by the English composer James Witbourn, who was present at the performance. The audience was greatly impressed by her interpretation.

Recordings

Marjon has appeared on CD recordings with The Netherlands Boys Choir with a Mass by De Fesch, the Mozart Requiem and the famous Miserere by Allegri (Amsterdam Classics 98/99), of which also a television recording was made. She has recorded the complete series of Bach Spiritual Cantatas (Bach Edition, Brilliant Classics 1999/2000) and on the same label she recorded a five Secular Solo Cantatas by Vivaldi. Marjon has also recorded the St. Matthew and St. John Passions by J.S. Bach.

Ensembles

In addition to her solo career, Marjon Strijk is permanently affiliated with the ensemble of the Netherlands Bach Society where she participated in several CD recordings, including a CD recording of Bach's St John Passion, which was performed in a solo line-up. She can also be seen frequently on the internationally viewed 'All of Bach', which is entirely produced by the Netherlands Bach Society.

Since September 2006, Marjon has been affiliated with the Nederlands Kamerkoor as a freelancer.

She is also associated with several smaller professional ensembles.

In the 1990s she started with the Deutsche Bach Vocalists under the direction of Professor Gerhard Weinberger during tours in Germany.

This was followed by the Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie conducted by Ruud Huijbregts, with whom she gave a number of concerts with music by Dietrich Buxtehude and with the same ensemble she sang all the masses of Joseph Haydn and she recorded a beautiful CD with forgotten music by the Dutch composer Herman Hollanders. This CD was very well received.

Today, Marjon frequently works with the Margaretha Consort, conducted by Marit Broekroelofs, with whom she frequently performs. A beautiful CD was recently recorded with this ensemble: 'Sweet Quarantine', inspired by the corona crisis.

Since june 2008 she is one of the four members of the international soloist ensemble Quink! which tours in the United States annually.

Theatre

Marjon made her theatre debut in a semi chamber opera by M. Haydn. In the Spring of 2005 she toured in a music theatre production, with 55 shows throughout The Netherlands. The production was for two sopranos, two actors, baroque cello and harpsichord with music by Händel, Purcell and Monteverdi conducted by stage-manager Flora Verbrugge from Theatre Sonnevanck in Enschede. The production was so well received that it was included in the programming of the Holland Early Music Festival 2005 in Utrecht.

Finally, Marjon focuses on the Song Art where she cooperates with several pianists, organists and harpsichordist and she forms a regular duo with pianist Eleonore van Walderveen.

 

 

 


   
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