Max van Egmond

Голос/Инструмент: Бас


Max van Egmond (Bass-Baritone)

Born: February 1, 1936 - Semarang, Java, Indonesia (the former Dutch East Indies)

The admired Dutch bass-baritone, Max (Rudolf) van Egmond, studied with Tone van Willingen de Lorme. He completed his schooling and musical education in Holland after the war. He became a member of the Nederlandse Bachvereniging (Dutch Bach Society) at the age of 18. In 1959 (three years after his friend and compatriot, Elly Ameling) he became one of the prize-winners at the 's-Hertogenbosch Vocal competition. He took prizes also in Brussels (1959) and Munich (1964) competitions.

Those prizes marked the beginning of his full-time distinguished career as a singer of oratorio, lieder and baroque opera. Max van Egmond achieved his greatest fame as an interpreter of J.S. Bach's cantatas, masses and passions and from 1965 participated in complete recordings and performances of these masterpieces with conductors Gustav Leonhardt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Frans Brüggen. (Teldec, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Seon). One of Holland's most beloved artists, he has received numerous awards and honors including a special decoration from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands for his decades of service to Dutch musical life. His forty-year career has taken him throughout Europe, Canada, the USA, Israel and Asia.

For many years a professor at Amsterdam's Sweelinck Conservatory, Max van Egmond continues to give masterclasses throughout the world, and returns every year to Mateus, Portugal, and, in this country, to the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin, Ohio. His recent recordings with the Belgian-based Ricercar Consort have explored the extensive 17th-century German cantata repertory in a highly successful ongoing series of recordings (Deutsche Barock Kantaten - Ricercar).

In recent years, Max van Egmond has concentrated on performing lieder and French art songs, and has produced highly acclaimed recordings (with the Belgian pianist, Jos van Immerseel) of Schubert's Winterreise and chansons of Gabriel Fauré (Channel Classics). His concerts, recordings and many prominent students all provide eloquent testimony not only to his expertise in all areas of the vocal repertoire, but also to his great kindness and humanity in the service of music. 

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Произведения композиторов

Иоганн Себастьян Бах
Страсти по Матфею (Harnoncourt)

Вокально-симфоническая музыка
BWV 244