PRJCT Amsterdam is the young baroque ensemble around countertenor Maarten Engeltjes
The ensemble is formed by a permanent core of outstanding young baroque musicians with a shared musical vision.
PRJCT Amsterdam is a young baroque ensemble centered around countertenor Maarten Engeltjes, founded in 2017. The ensemble is formed by a permanent core of young, outstanding baroque musicians. PRJCT Amsterdam stands for imaginative programming and world-class concerts. In doing so, artistic director Maarten Engeltjes often seeks collaboration with other experienced, internationally established top musicians, as concertmaster and/or soloist.
In a short time, PRJCT Amsterdam has successfully established its name in the music world. First project 'Tears of a Mother', including Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and in collaboration with writer P.F. Thomése, led to a sold-out Concertgebouw in 2023. PRJCT Amsterdam also garnered high praise with the program 'If Music be the Food of Love' with Andreas Scholl, including concerts in De Doelen, TivoliVredenburg and sold-out venues at AMUZ Antwerp and Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam. For the coming years, PRJCT Amsterdam has a large number of plans, ranging from CD recordings and new concert series to greater projects. World stars such as Rolando Villazón and Carolyn Sampson will participate. PRJCT Amsterdam will showcase at prestigious festivals and concert halls such as Bachfest Leipzig, Thüringer Bachwochen, Kölner Philharmonie and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam in the coming years.
PRJCT Amsterdam recorded its first two albums with the prestigious SONY Classical label. The first album 'Forgotten arias' was released in February 2019 and the album CD 'Nicht Mehr Hier' was released in 2020. Both albums were very well received by the national and international press. Starting in 2023, a collaboration with the boutique label Pentatone is planned.