About

Meesters&Gezellen is a series of concerts by young professional singers (Gezellen) and experienced colleagues (Meesters). Twenty Gezellen and four Meesters from Ensemble Aedes will prepare a challenging programme under the musical direction of Mathieu Romano (chief conductor of Ensemble Aedes. They will perform seven concerts throughout the Netherlands.

The project’s goal is to offer young singers experience in ensemble singing at a high level, in addition to their solo-singing education. Participants will become acquainted with French repertoire, the French sound, and the French way of working together.

The repertoire

The repertoire contains substantial solo parts, to be performed by the Gezellen.

We are looking for:

Young professional singers, with well-developed solo voices.

We offer:

• Intensive preparation with singing coach Geert Berghs and singers of Ensemble Aedes.
• Rehearsals and concerts conducted by Mathieu Romano.
• Reimbursement of costs.
• Tea, coffee and (simple) meals during rehearsals and before concerts.

Do you want to participate?

Apply here!

Young singers tell why they participated

Looking back at Meesters&Gezellen 2015

Listen to fragments of the 2017 edition

Click here for an overview of all Meesters&Gezellen editions.