“Telling a story, showing the audience orchestral colours only witnessable live and in that very moment, as well as going to the limits of transporting the composer’s message – these are my goals whilst conducting.”

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27 October 2023

Martijn jumps in for Michael Sanderling

Only five weeks after his last appearance with Philzuid (formerly philharmonie zuidnederland) at the Musica Sacra Festival Maastricht, Martijn returns to the Dutch orchestra for a mini-tour through The Netherlands with violinist Arabella Steinbacher, including a concert in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

21 September 2023

Debuts at two international festivals

Martijn’s 2023-2024 season set off with debuts at two international festivals. He conducted the MDR-Sinfonieorchester at Kunstfest Weimar and led the Filmaronica Banatul Timisoara at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest.

14 July 2023

Martijn named Chief Conductor of the Hofer Symphoniker

On 14 July 2023, intendant Cora Bethke and financial director Oliver Geipel announced that Martijn will become the Chief Conductor of the Hofer Symphoniker from the 2024/25 season on. His initial contract will cover a four-year period.

1 June 2023

Stellar reviews for Martijn’s opera debut

From May 18th to May 23d, Martijn conducted five performances of Le Nozze di Figaro by W. A. Mozart at the Teatro Comunale Bologna, marking his operatic conducting debut. The production, directed by Alessandro Talevi, received high acclaim by the audiences, as well as stunning reviews in local and international opera press.

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