marijke groenendaal sopraan jacob engel piano duo liederen Brahms Schubert Wolf zang recitals klassiek


Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
(E.Y. Harburg)

Marijke Groenendaal and Jacob Engel started working together as a duo in 2006. Together they have developed an extensive and varied Art Song repertoire.
They have taken lessons with a number of singers and pianists, among whom are David Willison, Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake, Kelvin Grout, Rudolf Jansen, Robin Bowman and Terence Allbright. During the AIMS Summer course in 2008 and 2012 they were selected to perform in the student concerts.
Their repertoire not only comprises Art Song cycles, such as Schumann's Frauenliebe und -Leben, Debussy's Ariettes Oubliées, Poulenc's Tel Jour Telle Nuit, Barber's Hermit Songs and Strauss' Opus 10, but also many songs by, e.g.,  Wolf, Britten, Grieg, Schubert, Brahms, Chausson, Hahn, Clarke, Finzi, Mahler and Montsalvatge. (Please click here for full overview.)
In 2009 Marijke and Jacob recorded a CD with a selection of their favourite songs.
In 2010 they were admitted as an ensemble by the foundation "Muziek in Huis" which organises professional chamber music concerts in care homes in The Netherlands.
In 2013 they performed two concerts in the United Kingdom (see the page Concerten for details).