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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.

Because of her background as a singer, Margreet Honig knows what her students go through. She studied singing with Annie Hermes and Corrie Bijster at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and continued her studies in the United States with Evelyne Lear. In Paris, she took lessons with Pierre Bernac, where she specialised in the French repertoire. Margreet Honig gave several recitals with pianist Rudolf Jansen and made numerous recordings with the Radio Kamerorkest conducted by Kenneth Montgomery.

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 master classes and interpretation courses, both in Europe and in North and South America. Among others, she gave master classes at the conservatories of Zurich, Basel, Hamburg and Versailles as well as the Conservatoire National Superieur of Paris, the Royal Academy in London and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. In addition, Margreet Honig regularly teaches at the opera studios of the Bavarian State Opera and the State Opera in Latvia.

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.

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

~ Magdalena Kožená
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