The Dutch bass-baritone, Michiel Meijer, comes from a musical family, and began his musical education at the age of 12 by taking oboe lessons from Henk Knöps. After finishing secondary school he took a degree in Musicology from Utrecht University and went on to study Voice at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. During his studies he sang in various professional choirs, under Daniel Reuss, Gustav Leonhardt and Jos van Veldhoven.
Michiel Meijer has now developed a varied repertoire as a soloist in oratorios, Lied and ensemble, from early Renaissance to contemporary compositions. He has concentrated on 17th- and 18th-century compositions, and has built a reputation as a specialist in Baroque cantatas and oratorios. He has performed with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging (previously Cappella Figuralis) at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival and the Tropical Baroque Music Festival in Miami. Also, he sang Christ in J.S. Bach's Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) with Girton College Choir, Cambridge, solo cantatas with various organists and performed with chamber music ensembles in Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.
Michiel Meijer recorded several CD's: compositions by Herman Hollanders with Brabants Muzyk Collegie (Etcetera), Dietrich Buxtehude cantatas with Collegium Ad Mosam (Solal), songs by Antoine Oomen to texts by Dutch poets (Qdisc) and various productions with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging. He can also be heard regularly in Ton Koopman's Amsterdam Baroque Choir.