TPM Berlin – open kitchen concert – Georgi’s ensemble

Georgi Sztojanov is originally from Bulgaria, grew up in Hungary, and lives currently in Den Haag, The Netherlands. He obtained his first master degree in composition from Liszt Ferenc Music Academy Budapest (2009), and his second from The Royal Conservatoire Den Haag (2012). In April 2018, he received his third master’s degree “with excellence” (Classical Singing as Major and Conducting as Minor).

His works exhibit a wide spectrum of genres and styles: from opera to oratorio, vocal to instrumental, songs, choir works, ensembles and solos, music theatre pieces, applied music for theatre and film. His opera, ‘Sinking’, was premiered by the Dutch National Opera Academy in 2013 january. His pieces were performed by Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, Amadinda, Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra and Children’s Choir, Ensemble Royaal, MAE and many more on festivals such as Dag in de Branding (Den Haag), Greenwhich Early Music Festival, Making New Waves and IKZE.

As a singer his experience is also diverse: from bel canto to alternative, from early music to modern premieres, from baritone and tenor to countertenor and sopranist, as soloist and in ensembles and choirs. Since the season 2017/2018, he is member of Groot Omroepkoor (Netherlands Radio Choir). He is also a vocal and instrumental improviser (violin, keyboards, flute, percussion).

Soprano Ginette Puylaert graduated in June 2015 at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with a distinction for her new view on performing and way of designing programs, combining classical and contemporary repertoire. Ginette has a big love for music-theatre productions, opera and contemporary music, and has had the honour to fulfill this love in several productions. Like last year she performed with the Dutch National Opera in Madrigals together with Les Talens Lyriques, and was part of the ensemble in the opera The New Prince.

After finishing music theory studies at Music Academy in Zagreb in 2007 Marta Lončar has started working in music school. She started learning singing in private lessons in 2003.  In 2014 she moved to the Hague to continue her vocal studies at  the Royal Conservatoire. The most important performances since then were C.P.E. Bach’s Israeliten in der Wüste (as “Zweite Israelitin” ) on the Festival Musica Sacra Maastricht (recorded for NPO Radio 4) and Diepenbrock songs performed in Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht and Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague (recorded for Radio West). She participated as a choir member on a tour in the US and The Netherlands performing Mass in B – minor by J.S.Bach (project made in cooperation with Juilliard School, New York and Ton Koopman). During her studies she participated in the projects of the Royal Conservatoire under the artistic leadership of Michael Chance in concert performances of opera Dido and Aeneas by Purcell (as Dido), opera L’Orfeo by Monteverdi (as Messagera), opera Agrippina by Händel (as Agrippina) and semi-staged performance of the opera L’incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi (as Poppea). In the season 2016/2017 she has been the understudy in a production of Opera2Day (Dr. Miracle’s Last Illusion). In April 2017 she had a recital with lutenist Arjen Verhage in Helmond for Lambertus concerten and in August 2017 she participated on Utrecht early music fringe festival performing German sacred cantatas. Since July 2017 she is a honorary member of the Croatian Radiotelevision choir.

Irene Sorozábal is a recorder player and singer from Spain. She is based in Amsterdam where she studies recorder with Erik Bosgraaf and singing with Xenia Meijer. Irene has taken part in choir projects like Choreos -choreographed by Lars Scheibner and conducted by Stephan Lutermann-, Meesters en Gezellen conducted by Sigvards Klava and Kurt Thomas Kursus conducted by Rob Vermeulen and Adrian van der Spoel. As a recorder player Irene has performed with the Nieuwe Philarmonie Utrecht and the recorder consort The Royal Wind Music. She is part of a production by Jorrit Tamminga “Over de beiaardier die in een klok veranderde”.

Albert Jan de Boer started singing with the Martini Boys’ Choir of Sneek at the age of 7. Since 2009 he is a baritone with the Roden Boys’ Choir. In the period 2013-2016 he participated in Meesters&Gezellen several times, a project in cooperation with the Nederlands Kamerkoor and Cappella Amsterdam, conducted by Kaspars Putniņš, Daniël Reuss and Sigvards Kļava. In 2014 and 2015 Albert Jan participated in the Tenso Europe Chamber Choir, organized by Tenso, the European network for professional chamber choirs, led by Kaspars Putniņš. 2013 he started is vocal studies with Geert Berghs.

In 2000 Albert Jan started with piano lessons at the music school in Sneek. From 2007 he studied piano and music theory lessons at the Ferwerda Academie in Drachten. In 2011 he continued his piano studies with Anastasia Goldberg at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen, where he is currently doing a BA in Music in Education. He passed his piano exam, a public recital, with distinction.