Maarten Krijger (1993) is a young bass-baritone, actor and dancer, born and raised in Noordwijk, South-Holland. In May 2020 he graduated from Fontys School for Fine and Performing Arts, with a Bachelor's degree in Classical Music Theatre (Vocal Performance). The passion Maarten has for music, acting and dancing developed from a young age on. When he was 11-years old and playing his first main role in the local musical theatre group he knew it for certain: 'I want to be an artist!'
He came closer to achieving this dream in 2012, when he got accepted as dancer in an ensemble called International dance group Paloina in Amsterdam. Here he could grow as a dancer in different styles of folkloristic dance. Still, he felt, as a dancer he was missing something important in his life; singing and acting!
In september 2014, Maarten got accepted for the Bachelor Classical Music Theatre at Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg, where he could combine singing, acting and dancing all into a new form of music theatre. During his studies, Maarten has got the chance to play a lot of different parts in operas and other music theatre pieces. Do you want to know which productions Maarten's been a part of? Click on the button 'Portfolio.'
Maarten has been trained as a singer by Harry Ruijl, Miranda van Kralingen, Wilma Bierens and Edward Hoepelman. He has also followed masterclasses by (among others): Kurt Widmer, Ed Spanjaard, Axel Mendrok and Frank van Laecke. The first steps in the professional field as Opera Singer were made at Zomeropera Alden Biezen and KunstKlank Noordwijk.
In 2022 Maarten was one of the ten contestants on the Dutch TV-show ARIA. There he competed for a scholarship for The Dutch National Opera Studio. You can watch his performances on this TV show by clicking the button 'Video.'
Maarten's biggest dream is to become both a maker and performer of performances of all kind for children, older children and adults. He thinks that only when you get introduced to an accessible form of classical music as a child, you'll be able to appreciate classical music when you're an adult. Right now Maarten is creating several new educational performances for children of all ages.
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