“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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24 April 2023

Debut in Austria

On 21 and 22 April, Martijn conducted the Tonkünstler-Orchester Wien in the Festsaal of the Baden Casino, as well as in the Kasematten concert hall in Wiener Neustadt.

This highly acclaimed debut in Austria featured a program with music from the Nordic countries. The concerts opened with the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg, which was then followed by the marimba concerto No. 1 by Danish composer Anders Koppel. Joachim Murnig, percussionist in the Tonkünstler-Orchester, excelled as soloist in this concerto. The program concluded with Sibelius’ first symphony, a work well-known to Martijn after equally praised performances in Bologna and Eindhoven.

Martijn will return to the Tonkünstler-Orchester Wien in the main season of 2025/26.

16 January 2023

Debuts in Györ and Palermo

After two succesful and highly acclaimed productions in Belgium with Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen and Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Martijn will continue 2023 with two international debuts. On 23 and 24 January 2023, he will lead the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra in the Hungarian cities of Győr and Sopron. Afterwards, he travels to Sicily to conduct the Orchestra Sinfonica Sicliana in Palermo.

26 December 2022

Debut with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

Martijn will conduct the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra on 13 and 15 January in a special theatre concert around Sibelius’ The Tempest. Together with mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and the theatre collective De Roovers, he will bring this unknown masterpiece by the Finnish grandmaster to life in the Koningin Elisabethzaal Antwerp and in CC Hasselt.

8 September 2022

Jump-in with the WDR Sinfonieorchester

After a successful beginning of the season in Sweden with the Gävle Symfoniorkester, where Martijn conducted the VIP concert together with soloists Johan Dalene (violin) and Eivind Ringsted (viola), he was asked to jump in with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln on Thursday 8 September to replace conductor Petr Popelka, who unfortunately had to cancel due to illness. The program consisted of the Symphony in d minor by César Franck as well as Polyptyque – Six images de la passion du Christ, which was played by Josef Spaček. The concert was broadcast live on both radio WDR 3 as well as online.

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