Marcel Beekman Biography (Wikipedia)
Marcel Beekman (born 3 September 1969) is a Dutch operatic tenor.
Born in Zwolle, Beekman sang as a boy soprano in church choirs and then studied piano and singing in Zwolle with Frouke Vonk. His first recording appeared in 1982. In 1993 he completed his vocal studies at the Meander Conservatory in Zwolle and continued his education with Margreet Honig in Amsterdam.
Beekman has sung with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Musica Antiqua Köln, the Schönberg Ensemble, the Sinfonietta Amsterdam, the Netherlands Bach Society, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra among others and performs at international festivals. His repertoire includes Baroque music (François Couperin, Georg Friedrich Händel etc.), Johann Sebastian Bach and 20th-century composers (Frank Martin, Arthur Honegger, Carl Orff, Benjamin Britten etc.). With Pieter Jan Leusink and the Holland Boys Choir he recorded the complete Bach cantatas. Beekman regularly gives recitals with Hans Adolfsen (piano). On the opera stage he sang in Monteverdi's L’Orfeo, Rameau's Les Indes Galantes, in Gluck's Alceste and in Kurt Weill's Down in the Valley, as well as the title role in Willem Breukers opera Jona.
Marcel Beekman Tracks