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Corrie Pronk (Contralto)

Born: The Netherlands

The Dutch contralto, Corrie Pronk, studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Erna Spoorenberg and received there the Performance Diploma. Currently, she is studying further with Aafje Heynis.

Corrie works frequently participated in radio and TV productions and is a frequent soloist for concerts and oratorio performances at home and abroad. Domestically, they include performed with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Limburg Symphony Orchestra and Barbants Orchestra conducted by Hans Vonk, Bernhard Klee, Ed Spanjaard and Ton Koopman. Several performances were recorded on CD..

The repertoire of Corrie Pronk includes Passions, oratorios and Masses by J.S. Bach, G. Rossini, etc. but also repertoire of contemporary composers as A. Schnittke and Luciano Berio. She made herself a name also as a Leider singer, was among the finalists at the Elly Ameling Song Competition and has given recitals including in the small hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Vereeniging in Nijmegen. In 1991 she toured France with La Chapelle Royale and Collegium Vocale Gent, conducted by Philippe Herreweghe. A year later she sang in the TV documentary Ik componeer als mens (I compose as a man) about the life and work of Catharina van Rennes and Caroline Ansink. In 1993, she sang Petite Messe Solosnelle by G. Rossini, and was a soloist in Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248) by J.S. Bach in the Cathedral of Bremen with Kammer Sinfonie Bremen.

At the Amsterdam Consertgebouw Corrie Pronk sang the role of Isolde in Le Vin Herbe, an oratorio from 1941 by the Dutch-Swiss composer Frank Martin. She has sung at various festivals in various countries such as Italy, Belgium, Germany and France. Additionally, she is part of the vocal ensemble Quink that gives concerts in the Netherlands and Europe since 1985 twice a year comes on tour in America and Canada.

Source: Impresariaat Tineke Ouwendijk Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (February 2014)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2014)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Jan Stulp


Aria from BWV 170

Links to other Sites

Pronk, Corrie (Impresariaat Tineke Ouwendijk) [Dutch]


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