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. From 2015 until 2020 Jos studied at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen with Theo Jellema and Erwin Wiersinga. In addition he also studied harpsichord with Johan Hofmann. Jos is currently doing his masterstudies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam; organ with Matthias Havingha and harpsichord with Menno van Delft.
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.
In 2017 and 2019 Jos was awarded two prizes in two organ competitions.
Currently Jos is organ scholar of the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Amsterdam.
Jos discovered the harpsichord much later than the organ; he did not start playing the harpsichord until the age of eighteen. At the conservatory in Groningen - where he was studying organ - he started a bachelor harpsichord with Johan Hofmann in addition to his organ bachelor. In the summer of 2020 he succesfully completed this. At the moment Jos is studying harpsichord with Menno van Delft at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
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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