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 September 2017, the ensemble presented with great success its first project, Tears of a Mother, including Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, in collaboration with author P.F. Thomése. The performances received extremely positive press. Most recently, PRJCT Amsterdam 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 various concerts to greater projects. World stars such as Rolando Villazon and Lenneke Ruiten will participate. In the coming years, PRJCT Amsterdam will debut in prestigious festivals and concert halls such as Bachfest Leipzig, Thüringer Bachwochen, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Kölner Philharmonie and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
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.