BIOGRAPHY

Robert Kuizenga started as a treble at the Rodenboys Choir led by Bouwe Dijkstra. As head soloist of the Rodenboys Choir he was allowed to account for ”Angel” party from the Oratorio Jephtha (Handel) led by Paul McCreesh and the “Dritte Knabe” role from The Magic Flute (Mozart) led by Ton Koopman. After his voice broke Robert had lessons as a countertenor from Jan Zwerver and Eugenie Ditewig at the conservatory of Utrecht. In the past years Robert has followed lessons by Pierre Mak, Michael Chance and Maarten Engeltjes. At the moment he is being coached by Margreet Honig.

 

As a soloist he performed in the performances of oratoria, passions and cantatas. Here he sang under the lead of Ton Koopman, Jos van Veldhoven and Peter Dijkstra, amongst others. Robert won the Jury and audience prize of the concours “captivated by the Hohe Messe” which is why he then followed masterclasses by Johanette Zomer. Additionally, he was a soloist in the role of “General” in the piece “Mighty Music” in the Concertgebouw with the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra. Recently, Robert made a tour performing the Nisi Dominus (Vivaldi) accompanied by the Luthers Bach Ensemble led by Rachel Podger. Robert is occasionally active as an ensemble singer. For 15 years, he has been a core member of vocal ensemble The Gents and sang in a number of different professional ensembles.