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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

Alongside her solo recitals, Marjon sings in numerous professional ensembles. In the 1990’s she sang regularly in the Choir of the Deutsche Bachvocalisten conducted by Professor Gerhard Weinberger including many tours in Germany. She currently sings in the Brabantsch Muzyk Collegie conducted by Ruud Huijbregts, with whom she gave a number of concerts with music by Buxtehude and by the 17th century Dutch composer Herman Hollanders. Marjon sings with this soloist ensemble on three CDs presenting the entire vocal work by Hollanders. The CD was released in 2006 and was particularly well received. Marjon is a regular member of both the basis choir as well as the soloist ensemble of the Dutch Bach Society conducted by Jos van Veldhoven, with whom she performed as soloist in 2004 in a CD recording of Bach's St. John Passion. From september 2006 Marjon has been a freelance member of the Dutch Chamber Choir and 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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