Biography

// from EARLY BAROQUE to CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

 

 

*fascinated from an early age by a variety of musical genres and the possibilities of the voice

*wide repertoire from polyphony to contemporary in oratorio, song, chamber music and opera

*started her musical education at the age of seven, studying recorder, singing and piano

*obtained her Master’s degrees in singing and recorder at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven (B)

*continued her vocal studies in The Hague and Amsterdam (NL) at the Dutch National Opera Academy

*2007 : Master’s degree in opera “magna cum laude” at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague & Ruim Baan Voor Talent prize by the Royal Conservatory

*continued her vocal studies with Jard van Nes and Margreet Honig

*currently coached by Neil Baker and Margreet Honig

*has been teaching solo and ensemble singing for over 20 years

speciality // BAROQUE MUSIC

 

*hundreds of baroque concerts, passions, cantatas, operas and oratoria with various conductors (Jos van Veldhoven, Philippe Herreweghe, Václav Luks, Richard Egarr, Stephan McLeod, Shunske Sato, Vincent Dumestre, Marcus Creed, Peter Van Heyghen, Florian Heyerick, Bart Naessens, Bart Van Reyn,  a.o.)

and orchestras (Netherlands Bach Society, Collegium Vocale Gent, il Gardellino, BachPlus, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto d'Amsterdam, Ex tempore, a.o.)

*solo cd - 'Stille Klagen' -

with il Gardellino baroque ensemble & Leo van Doeselaar

*large discography as soloist and/or ensemble singer 

*many video recordings with music by Bach on allofbach.com

speciality // CHAMBRE MUSIC & SONG

*song recitals in Belgium, Netherlands, China, with pianists Nicolas Callot, Liebrecht van Beckevoort, Sayuri Nagoya, Barbara Baltussen

*new album-release in december 2022 with music by Franz Peter Schubert - with trio MELEAS (Griet & Rik De Geyter & Nicolas Callot)

*live cd recording - 'Clara's heart' - with Nicolas Callot & Bart Rodyns for Warner Classics/Klara

*video recording with trio MELEAS:  "Wir geniessen die himmlischen Freuden"

*masterclasses and coachings on song repertoire by Margreet Honig, Christian Gerhaher, Julius Drake, Françoise Pollet, Rudolf Jansen, a.o.

REVIEWS

"The title is taken from Bach's cantata BWV 199, 'My heart swims in blood'. Repentance and redemption are the subject of this recording, as the subtitle puts it. This is also the theme of Bach's cantata and Telemann's setting of the 6th Psalm, 'Oh Lord, don't punish me in your anger'. The latter proves once again that Telemann was no less able than Bach to hit the core of a text and set it to music in such a way that it is conveyed to the listener and leaves a lasting impression. This is perfectly reflected in Griet De Geyter's interpretation. She has made the text and the spiritual meaning of these works completely her own and introduces them urgently. This performance of Bach's cantata is, in my opinion, one of the best currently available."

July'21 - Toccata (Johan van Veen) // review cd-album "Stille Klagen"

"Her crystal clear voice with a pleasant timbre, sure treble and fine articulation enchanted the audience."

May'21 - Austria // Vivaldi & Porpora opera arias

"With a graceful timbre and radiant power in the heights, the belgian soprano Griet De Geyter lets the pain of  the Mother of God flow bittersweet- gracefully through the room."

May'21 - Austria // Boccherini Stabat Mater

"Griet De Geyter moves with pure sincerity, which resounds in her voice."

20/03/ '18 - de Volkskrant // MatthäusPassion - Jos van Veldhoven

Of the four soloists Griet De Geyter stood out.  She has a beautiful soprano voice, light but still very expressive. Following a mournful "Blute nur" came an animated interpretation of "Ich will dir mein Herze schenken" and a moving "Aus Liebe".

Matthäus Passion - Bozar - march 2017