The Dutch soprano Florien Hilgenkamp received her Master of Music degree from the Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam, where she studied with Roberta Alexander and Carolyn Watkinson. Her current instructor is Laurence Dale.
She made her solo recital debut in 2011 in De Doelen, Concert Hall of Rotterdam and later on in the USA, where she gave a recital at Carnegie Hall in New York.
On the operatic stage Florien sang the role of Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Vi (A blue Monday), Philidel (King Arthur), Sorceress (Dido & Aeneas), Mustardseed (A midsummer night's dream) and Eine Grisette (Die lustige Witwe). She worked with several renowed conductors such as Philip Picket, Roy Goodman, Henk Guittart and Hans Leenders and stage directors such as Peter Watson, Robert Herzl and David Prins.
As part of the cabaret duo Rabbits at top speed she performs regularly in the show Ik zou het liefde noemen, directed by Marc Krone. Florien is a concert performer throughout The Netherlands and has sung the soprano soloist of, for instance, the cantatas and passions of Bach, Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Messiah (Händel), Requiem (Fauré), Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini), Ein deutsches requiem (Brahms) and Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Saëns).
Arjen Verhage (lute guidance)
The Dutch lute player Arjen Verhage studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and focuses on the old music. He is specialized in the French baroque recorded and has studied at the Schola Cantorum. Arjen is a wanted continuo and ensemble player. He worked together with conductors as Peter Dijkstra, Andrea Marcon, Manoj Kamps and Gijs Leenaars. He played for ensembles like Nederlands Kamerkoor, Camerata Trajectina and Severijn. In 2012 he started ''The Continuo Company'', an ensemble that guides soloists, ensembles and orchestras. Arjen has guided Claron McFadden and Nico van der Meel. Together with Leonore van Sloten he forms the Huygens Duo, specialized in Dutch seventeenth century music.
From ground till air
Letters of sons to their mothers and songs where Mary draws attention to her son Jesus.
Together with lute player Arjen Verhage, soprano Florien Hilgenkamp will perform this solorecital with music from Tarquinio Merula, Claudio Monteverde and Benedetto Ferrari.