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Hans Wijers (Baritone)

Born: The Netherlands

The Dutch baritone, Hans Wijers, studied at Elzendaal College Boxmeer. He initially studied Dutch language and literature at Nijmegen University, but soon turned to singing. After his first two years at the Arnhem Conservatoire with the great Dutch teacher Aafje Heynis, he moved to the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, where he studied with Meinard Kraak (1984-1988), and graduated in 1988. In the following years, he studied with Margreet Honig in Amsterdam and was coached by various teachers such as Jard van Nes, Paul Hillier, Max van Egmond, Lynne Dawson and Diane Forlano.

Hans Wijers is an indepentern singer since June 1988. He sang the bass solos in all the great choral works by J.S. Bach as well in a number of cantatas. His repertoire stretches from Monteverdi (Maria Vespers), Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé (Requiem), to Dmitri Shostakovich (Symphony No. 14).

As an ensemble singer, Hans Wijers freelanced for many years with Collegium Vocale Gent and La Chapelle Royale under Philippe Herreweghe. He also sang for three seasons with Weser=Renaissance under Manfred Cordes. Currently, he occasionally sings with Camerata Trajectina and is a member of Ton Koopman’s Amsterdam Baroque Choir (since March 1992) and the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor under Thomas Hengelbrock (since March 1996) and Cappella Amsterdam (since October 2010). His greatest musical love, however, is the Egidius Kwartet, which he founded together with three friends in 1995, and which has meanwhile made numerous recordings and a variety of programmes.

 

Source: Egidius Kwartet Wewbsite; Hans Wijers profile on LinkedIn
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2014)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Thomas Hengelbrock

Bass

BWV 150

Ton Koopman

Bass

Member of Amsterdam Baroque Choir:
Cantatas Vol. 1: CD-1:
BWV 21, BWV 131; CD-2: BWV 106, BWV 196, BWV 71, BWV 150; CD-3: BWV 31, BWV 185, BWV 4
Cantatas Vol. 2: CD-1: BWV 12, BWV 18, BWV 61; CD-2: BWV 172, BWV 132, BWV 182
Cantatas Vol. 3: CD-1: BWV 63, BWV 162, BWV 155; BWV 22, BWV 23, BWV 163, BWV 165; CD-3: BWV 161, BWV 208
Cantatas Vol. 4: CD-1: BWV 198, BWV 215; CD-2: BWV 214; CD-3: BWV 201
Cantatas Vol. 5: CD-1: BWV 207a; CD-2: BWV 206; CD-3: BWV 205; CD-4: BWV 213
Cantatas Vol. 7: CD-1: BWV 25, BWV 95, BWV 144, BWV 67, BWV 24; CD-2: BWV 136, BWV 184, BWV 105, BWV 148; CD-3: BWV 147, BWV 181, BWV 173
Cantatas Vol. 8: CD-1: BWV 65, BWV 89, BWV 60, BWV 83; CD-2: BWV 40, BWV 46, BWV 64, BWV 167; CD-3: BWV 109, BWV 81, BWV 77, BWV 90
Cantatas Vol. 10: CD-1: BWV 119, BWV 134, BWV 44, BWV 73; CD-2: BWV 20, BWV 2, BWV 101; CD-3: BWV 180, BWV 130, BWV 134a
Cantatas Vol. 11: CD-1:
BWV 127, BWV 5, BWV 94; CD-2: BWV 41, BWV 7, BWV 139; CD-3: BWV 115, BWV 113, BWV 10
Cantatas Vol. 12: CD-1:
BWV 135, BWV 124, BWV 121, BWV 111; CD-2: BWV 99, BWV 78, BWV 114; CD-3: BWV 91, BWV 107, BWV 116, BWV 8
Cantatas Vol. 13: CD-1:
BWV 1, BWV 62, BWV 96, BWV 62: Appendix; CD-2: BWV 38, BWV 93, BWV 33; CD-3: BWV 133, BWV 122, BWV 92
Cantatas Vol. 14: CD-1:
BWV 68, BWV 6, BWV 74; CD-2: BWV 26, BWV 125, BWV 178; CD-3: BWV 103, BWV 42, BWV 103: Appendix, BWV 42: Appendix
Cantatas Vol. 18: CD-1:
BWV 55, BWV 47, BWV 157, BWV 45; CD-2: BWV 52, BWV 187, BWV 151, BWV 98; CD-3: BWV 137, BWV 164, BWV 36
Cantatas Vol. 20: CD-1:
BWV 120a, BWV 156; CD-2: BWV 149, BWV 14, BWV 29, BWV 192; CD-3: BWV 120, BWV 11, BWV 9, BWV 112
Cantatas Vol. 21: CD-1:
BWV 100, BWV 177, BWV 195; CD-2: BWV 140, BWV 34, BWV 143, BWV 158; CD-3: BWV 197, BWV 97, BWV 118, BWV 191
Cantatas Vol., 22: CD-1:
BWV 80, BWV 236, BWV 30; CD-2: BWV 233, BWV 234, W.F. Bach: Gaudete omnes populi, F103; CD-3: BWV 30a, BWV 235

Links to other Sites

Egidius Kwartet: Biography [Duch/English]

Hans Wijers on LinkedIn

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