Hieke Meppelink 

 

The Dutch soprano Hieke Meppelink has compiled an extensive concert repertoire which comprises music from the 16th to the 20th Century.

Over the years, she has established a solid reputation in the Netherlands and abroad and worked with major orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century/Frans Brüggen, Orquesta Barocca de Sevilla (Gustav Leonardt), Combattimento Consort/Jan Willem de Vriend, Il Fondamento/Paul Dombrecht, Ricercar Consort, Capriccio Basel, Münchner Bachsolisten/Winfried Toll, Freiburger Bachorchester, Bach Collegium Stuttgart/Helmut Rilling, Nederlandse Bachvereniging/Jos van Veldhoven, Würzburger Bachorchester/Christian Kabitz, Florilegium Musicum, Concerto d’Amsterdam and the Camerata Trajectina.

She made several tours throughout Japan, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, Germany, France and the Netherlands with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century/Frans Brüggen.

Hieke Meppelink was invited to various International Festivals like the Aldeburgh Festival/Great Britain, Festival d’Ambronay/France, Festival Bratislava Cantans/Poland, the Bachfestival Würzburg/Germany, the Festival of Flanders/Belgium,the Festival of Ancient Music Utrecht/Holland, the Boston Early Music Festival and the Washington Early Music Festival.

In the Netherlands, she worked with major Dutch Symphony Orchestras such as the ‘Radio Philharmonisch Orkest’, ‘Residentie Orkest’, ‘Concertgebouw Kameror kest' and the ‘Radio Kamerorkest’, conducted by Ed Spanjaard, George Pehlevanian, Winfried Maczewski, Woldemar Nelsson, Muhai Tang and Eri Klas.

Hieke Meppelink studied at the Conservatories of both Amsterdam and Utrecht with Margreet Honig and Udo Reinemann and concurrently followed Masterclasses given by Barbara Schlick (Stuttgart), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Britten Pears School/Great Britain), Sena Jurinac (Vienna) and Jard van Nes (Belgium).

 

2011