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Bio

David van Laar – Countertenor

Countertenor David van Laar has featured as a soloist with ensembles such as Vox Luminis, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Phion, the Orkest van het Oosten, the Luthers Bach Ensemble, Musica Amphion, Berlin Baroque, Barockorchester Le Chardon, Eik en Linde, Amsterdam Baroque Opera and The Northern Consort.

David’s recent highlights include featuring as the alto soloist for the live broadcast NPO Radio 4 Christmas concert conducted by Klaas Stok, with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Consensus Vocalis. He also appeared with Barokopera Amsterdam in France in the ‘Purcell Gala; William and Mary’ as a soloist. A live recording of a concert with Vox Luminis was broadcast on TV channel France 3, where he performed as a soloist in Handel's Dixit Dominus.

After completing a bachelor's degree in organ, David went on to study the bachelor and master of singing with Hanneke de Wit at the Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen passing both cum laude. Subsequently he also completed the master at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Xenia Meijer. Currently he is coached by Margreet Honig.

David is a singing and ensemble teacher at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen and teaches the soloists of the Roden Girl Choristers.

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