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 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 has won two prizes, at the Ambitus Organ Competition (2017) and the SGO Organ Competition (2019).
Currently Jos is organ scholar in the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Amsterdam and he is organist in the Reformed Church in Bunschoten.
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.
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.Contact
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