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.

Do you want to participate?

The call for singers will be openend September 2019. You may want to pre-register by filling out your e-mail address on this page. We will then send you a message once the call for singers has been published.

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.