September 2023 | Jump-in with the WDR Sinfonieorchester
After a successful beginning of the season in Sweden with the Gävle Symfoniorkester, where he conducted the VIP concert together with soloists Johan Dalene (violin) and Eivind Ringsted (viola), Martijn was asked to jump in with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln on Thursday September 8 to replace conductor Petr Popelka, who unfortunately had to cancel due to illness. Violinist Josef Špaček performed "Polyptyque - Six images de la Passion du Christ" by Frank Martin, after which Martijn led the orchestra in the Symphony in d minor by César Franck. The concert was broadcast live on WDR3 and via an internet stream, and will be repeated on WDR3 on 27 September 2022. More info via this link.
June 2023 | Debut in Switzerland and end of season projects
After several stark performances during the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam, Martijn is now looking forward to the last projects of this season. On June 16th, he will make his Swiss debut conducting the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in a program with music by Salieri, Mozart and Mendelssohn. Nielsen competition prizewinner Johan Dalene will perform as soloist in the Mozart concerto. Afterwards, he returns to philharmonie zuidnederland for an open air opera concert in 's Hertogenbosch, and will finish off together with the Nürnberger Symphoniker as part of their Serenadenhof season, where he will conduct Dvořák's New World Symphony.
More info on the concert calendar.
May 2023 | Lied von der Erde and subscription concerts with the Hofer Symphoniker
This month, Martijn makes his debut with the HERMESensemble in Belgium and will conduct them in Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde". The music will be performed in the orchestra pit of the Red Hall in De Singel, since these concerts feature a staged version by Philippe Quesne, which was first performed at the Wiener Festwochen. Christina Daletska and Michael Pflumm will perform as soloists. Later this month he returns to the Hofer Symphoniker for a program with music by Weill and Jolivet, together with trumpet soloist Selina Ott.
March 2023 | Last-minute stand-in for Kristiina Poska and Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen
Six hours before the first concert of the "Pastorale" concert tour by Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Martijn was asked to step in for the indisposed Kristiina Poska. The program included a world premiere by Estonian composer Ülo Krigul, Walton's viola concerto (which was performed by Nils Mönkemeyer) and Beethoven's sixth symphony. The audience in Concertgebouw Bruges rewarded the orchestra and Martijn with standing ovations. Further concerts took place in Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Ghent and DeSingel in Antwerp.
More info: click here.
February 2022 | Jump-ins in Arnhem (NL) and Dresden (DE)
This month, Martijn will make his debut with "Phion - Orkest van Gelderland and Overijssel" and the "Freies Ensemble Dresden" with members of the Dresdner Philharmonie. In Arnhem, he substitutes for Ariane Matiakh on short notice, who had to withdraw due to illness, and takes over the program unchanged. It features Dvořaks Eighth Symphony, as well as Kaaja Saariaho's clarinet concerto D'om le vrai sens. Annelien Van Wauwe will play the solo part of the six-part hommage to the human senses.
The first of four concerts will be recorded by the Dutch Radio and broadcasted on Monday, February 7th. More info and dates: click here.
At the end of the month, he will lead Schönberg's first chamber symphony with members of the Dresnder Philharmonie during a concert, dedicated to the memory of Erwin Schulhoff. More info can be found here.
January 2022 | Martijn announced as Associate Conductor with Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen
Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen has announced that Martijn, who has been it's assistant conductor since 2018, will continue his relationship with the Ghent-based orchestra as "Associate Conductor". From season 2023/2024 on, he will lead the orchestra in one big symphonic production per season, around the lesser-known repertoire of Antonin Dvořak. Furthermore, he will remain responsible for the SOV Composers' Academy as well as several other projects. Read more here.
December 2021 | Martijn signs with IMG Artists London for General Management
Martijn is thrilled to anounce his cooperation with IMG Artists London. Federico M. Benigni, which whom Martijn has worked with in the past year, will remain responsible for his general management.
More info can be found here.