Peter Kooij

ensemble sette voci

the ensemble

The vocal soloists ensemble Sette Voci was founded in 2001 and consists of professional singers coming from several European countries All members, among them five prize winners of the International Bach Competition Leipzig, are performing regularly as soloists throughout Europe. Furthermore they share a rich experience in ensemble singing. Under the direction of renowned Dutch baritone Peter Kooij – known worldwide as Early Music expert, his artistic work being documented on more than 100 recordings, among which more than 40 are done with the Collegium Vocale Gent under Philippe Herreweghe and almost 50 with the Bach Collegium Japan under Masaaki Suzuki – they are mostly working on rarely performed compositions of the Renaissance and Baroque period.

Sette Voci participated in international festivals, such as Resonanzen Wien, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Internationaal Orgelfestival Haarlem, Brixner Initiative Musik und Kirche, Concertgebouw Brugge, Thüringer Bachwochen, Karlsruher Orgeltage and Kirchheimer Konzertwinter. In 2013 the ensemble is artist in residence at the Heinrich Schütz Musikfest.

Following the internationally acclaimed cd J.S. Bach: „Jesu meine Freude“ – The Motets (Ramée) released in 2009, the ensemble recorded the Italian Madrigals op. 1 by Heinrich Schütz for the label cpo.