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Margreet Honig

For four decades singers from all over the world have come to study with Margreet Honig. Her positive energy and personal approach enable her to trigger the best qualities in every person.
Her background as a performing artist has given Margreet Honig first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing her students.
Margreet Honing began her studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Annie Hermes and Corrie Bijster, continuing them in the United States with Evelyne Lear. Afterwards she studied with Pierre Bernac in Paris, where she specialized in French repertoire.
Margreet Honig sang recitals with pianist Rudolf Jansen and made numerous recordings with the Dutch Radio Chamber Orchestra under Kenneth Montgomery.

"An encounter with Margreet is an experience never to be forgotten."

~ Magdalena Kožená

For over forty years now, Margreet Honig has focused entirely on teaching. For many years she taught at the conservatories of Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Margreet Honig is frequently invited to give masterclasses and interpretation courses, both in Europe and in North and South America. For example, she gave masterclasses at the conservatories of Zurich, Basel, Hamburg and Versailles and the Conservatoire National Superieur in Paris, the Royal Academy in London and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.
She also regularly appears as a guest teacher at the opera studios of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Latvian State Opera.
In honor of her eightieth birthday, the book “Der Freie Ton” by Gordana Crnkovic was published. Margreet wishes to pass on her insights to the next generation of singing teachers. This wish brought her back to the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) where she started a collaboration for a few years to coach the main subject teachers under the name Teach the Teacher, a coaching program that she hopes to expand in the future.

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