Jos Maters

Organist & Harpsichordist

About Jos

Organist

Jos Maters (1997) started playing the organ at age 10 under the supervision of Theo Duyst. After five years he changed teacher and received lessons from respectively Willem van Twillert and Gerrit Christiaan de Gier. These lessons were meant to prepare him for studying at the conservatory. Since september 2015 he is doing his organ study at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen. There he is studying with Theo Jellema and Erwin Wiersinga. In september 2016 he started studying harpsichord as a second main subject, besides his organ study. Jos attended masterclasses given by renowned teachers, such as Michel Bouvard, Wolfgang Zerer, and Paolo Crivellaro.

In 2017 he won the second prize at the competition of the Ambitus Foundation.

In 2018 Jos participated in the international summeracademy in Haarlem, which is part of the International Organfestival Haarlem. There he received lessons from Olivier Latry, Ben van Oosten, Reitze Smits and Menno van Delft.

Jos is organist in the Zuiderkerk in Spakenburg and the Bethlehemkerk in Hilversum.

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Harpsichordist

Jos discovered the beauty of the harpsichord much later then the beauty of the organ. He started harpsichord lessons at age 18. One year later he succesfully passed the audition, and started studying harpsichord at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen as a second main subject. He currently receives harpsichord and basso-continuo lessons from Johan Hofmann. In the summer of 2018 Jos attended the Early Music Summerschool at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. There he received lessons (harpsichord and basso-continuo) from Miklós Spányi and Olga Paschenko.

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Duo Calyptura

Since 2019 Jos is playing together with saxophonist Marlon Valk Under the name 'Duo Calyptura'. In unique programmes they try to show the colours of their instruments. Expect warm sounds, energetic playing, and a fresh view on both old and comtemporary music.

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Teacher

Besides making music Jos has another passion: teaching. Jos is available for teaching the organ, harpsichord and piano, both young and old, starting and more advanced players. The most important goal for Jos is that his students are having fun in making music. That will make them motivated to work hard. When a student has extra wishes Jos is always receptive for that. With one student he might go more into the literature, while with another student he might focus more on church-related playing instead. In every situation the goal will stay the same: to bring the student to a higher level, both technically and musically.

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Agenda

19 July 2019

Orgelconcert Groningen

12:45 - 13:30
Martinikerk Groningen, Martinikerkhof 3
Groningen, Groningen 9712 JG The Netherlands
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20 July 2019

Duo Calyptura in Groningen

17:00 - 18:00
Prins Claus Conservatorium, Meeuwerderweg 1
Groningen, Groningen 9724 EM The Netherlands
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€5,00
07 August 2019

Orgelconcert Ottersum

20:00 - 21:00
Sint Jan de doperkerk Ottersum, Sint jansstraat 13
Ottersum, Limburg 6595 AA The Netherlands
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