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Martinus Leusink (Boy Soprano, Tenor)

Born: The Netherland

The Dutch tenor and former boy soprano, Martinus Leusink, joined as a six-year-old the Holland Boys Choir, which his father, Pieter Jan Leusink had just founded. Martinus has received singing lessons from his father since he was a young child both as a soloist and as a chorister. The young treble developed a fine soprano voice of international distinction and became the main soloist in the choir. He sang the part of "Erster Knabe" in a performance of Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence in France.

As a soloist, Martinus Leusink has contributed to several CD-Recordings, among which the Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's Stabat Mater (with Sytse Buwalda) and J.S. Bach's Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244). After his vocal change, he grew into an accomplished tenor.

Source: Mostly Liner notes to the 60-CD set of Complete Bach Church Cantatas conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink (Brilliant Classics, 1999-2000)
Contributed by:
Aryeh Oron (August 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Pieter Jan Leusink

Boy Soprano

BWV 244 [1st]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Tenor

BWV 195, BWV 244 [2nd], BWV 244 [3rd, DVD], BWV 244 [4th, DVD, sung in Dutch], BWV 244 [5th], BWV 245

Pieter Jan Leusink

Tenor

Member of Holland Boys Choir:
Cantatas Vol. 1:
BWV 80, BWV 61, BWV 16, BWV 133, BWV 97, BWV 132, BWV 72, BWV 113, BWV 42, BWV 33, BWV 56, BWV 37

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