Peter Kooy

Biography

Born: September 17, 1954; Soest, Germany  
Peter Kooy is a bass singer whose focus has primarily been on works from the Baroque era, particularly the cantatas and Passions of J.S. Bach. He has appeared in concert and on recordings with many of the leading conductors in the field of Baroque music, including Philippe Herreweghe, Roger Norrington, Frans Brüggen and Gustav Leonhardt.

Kooy (also Kooij) was born on September 17, 1954 in Soest, Holland. He exhibited musical talent in
Read more his early childhood and by age six was singing treble in a choir led by his father. His attractive voice drew attention and soon he was appearing in concerts and on recordings. Despite his vocal proclivities his first serious music studies were on the violin, and he eventually enrolled in the Utrecht Conservatory to pursue advanced training on the instrument. In 1977, however, he entered Amsterdam's Sweelinck Conservatory, where he studied voice with Max von Egmond.

He graduated in 1980 from the Conservatory and soon established his career as a bass singer. From about 1990 Kooy's activity in the recording studio has been heavy, resulting in numerous recordings -- many of Bach's cantatas, most of which have been released on Harmonia Mundi and Bis Records. While his repertory included much Bach, he also sang music by many other Baroque composers, including Schütz and Charpentier, as well as works from later composers, like Mozart and Fauré, and even Kurt Weill.

In 1991, with his concert career also in full swing, Kooy joined the faculty at Sweelinck Conservatory to serve as professor of singing. He taught at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany, from 1995 to 1998.

Kooy left the Sweelinck Conservatory in 2000, but accepted a post that same year as professor of singing at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music. He also remained active in the new century concertizing, recording and conducting master classes in singing in France, Germany, Spain and other European countries. Kooy has made over a hundred recordings, his labels including (besides Harmonia Mundi and Bis) Sony Classics, Philips, EMI and Erato. Read less
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  • 26.
    Bach: Mass In B Minor, Motets / Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 5908366 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Johannette Zomer,  Véronique Gens,  Andreas Scholl,  Hanno Müller-Brachmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  La Chapelle Royale Paris,  Collegium Vocale  ... 
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  • 27.
    Bach: Solo Cantatas / Scholl, Kooy, Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 5908372 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Franz Tunder,  Johann Kuhnau,  Nicolaus Bruhns  ... 
    Performer:  Andreas Scholl,  Peter Kooy,  Daniel Taylor,  Gerhard Hölzle  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra,  La Chapelle Royale Chorus Paris,  Ghent Collegium Vocale
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  • 28.
    Bach: Cantatas Vol 47 / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1861 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Peter Kooy,  Hana Blazikova,  Robin Blaze,  Satoshi Mizukoshi
    Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
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  • 29.
    Jean Gilles: Messe Des Morts / Philippe Herreweghe, Et Al
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93890 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Gilles
    Performer:  Peter Kooy,  Anne Marie Rodde,  Jean Nirouët,  Martyn Hill  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne,  Ghent Collegium Vocale
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  • 30.
    Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine / Herreweghe
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 501247 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Agnès Mellon,  Peter Kooy,  Gerard O'Byrne,  William Kendall  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Sacqueboutiers du Toulouse,  La Chapelle Royale Paris,  Ghent Collegium Vocale
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  • 31.
    50 Best Bach
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 57496 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Richard Boothby,  Peter Kooy,  Christoph Prégardien,  Catherine Patriasz  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger,  Wolfgang Gönnenwein,  Andrew Parrott,  Philippe Herreweghe  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Musicum,  Taverner Players,  La Petite Bande  ... 
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  • 32.
    Bach: Cantatas Vol 46 / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1851 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Hana Blazikova,  Gerd Türk,  Robin Blaze,  Peter Kooy
    Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
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  • 33.
    Bach: Oratorios / Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 5908354 Release Date: 05/11/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Peter Kooy,  Johannette Zomer,  Ingeborg Danz,  Jan Kobow  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra,  Ghent Collegium Vocale
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  • 34.
    Harmoniae Sacrae / L'Armonia Sonora
    Label: Ramee   Catalog: 905 Release Date: 05/11/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Tunder,  Johann Valentin Meder,  Matthias Weckmann,  Heinrich Ignaz Biber  ... 
    Performer:  Hana Blazikova,  Peter Kooy
    Conductor:  Mieneke Van der Velden
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Armonia Sonora
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  • 35.
    Bach: Cantatas Vol 45 / Suzuki, Nonoshita, Blaze
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1801 Release Date: 11/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Peter Kooy,  Robin Blaze,  Yukari Nonoshita
    Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
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  • 36.
    De Profundis Clamavi / Van Der Velden, Kooij, Et Al
    Label: Ramee   Catalog: 604 Release Date: 09/01/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Christian Geist,  Johann Heinrich Schmelzer,  Nicolaus Bruhns,  Johann Christoph Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Kooy
    Conductor:  Mieneke Van der Velden
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Armonia Sonora
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  • 37.
    Bach: Cantatas Vol 44 / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1791 Release Date: 08/25/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Rachel Nicholls,  Robin Blaze,  Gerd Türk,  Peter Kooy
    Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
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  • 38.
    Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine / Frieder Bernius
    Label: Dhm Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 7760 Release Date: 08/18/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Gillian Fisher,  John Elwes,  David Cordier,  William Kendall  ... 
    Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Choir,  Cologne Musica Fiata,  Niederaltaich Scholars
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  • 39.
    Bach: Cantatas Vol 43 / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1761 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Gerd Türk,  Hana Blazikova,  Peter Kooy,  Robin Blaze
    Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
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  • 40.
    Bach: Mass In B Minor / Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Ghent
    Label: Virgin Classics Veritas   Catalog: 93197 Release Date: 05/19/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Charles Brett,  Catherine Patriasz,  Barbara Schlick,  Peter Kooy  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra
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  • 41.
    Jesu, Deine Passion - Bach: Cantatas Bwv 22, 23, 127 & 159 / Herreweghe, Mields, White, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901998 Release Date: 03/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Matthew White,  Jan Kobow,  Peter Kooy,  Dorothee Mields
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale
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  • 42.
    Bach: Cantatas Vol 42 / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1711 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Rachel Nicholls,  Gerd Türk,  Robin Blaze,  Peter Kooy
    Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
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  • 43.
    Johann Sebastian Bach - The Essentials
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2968096 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Richard Egarr,  Alexandre Tharaud,  Lionel Rogg,  Sibylla Rubens  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe,  René Jacobs,  Konrad Junghänel,  Petra Müllejans
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin  ... 
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  • 44.
    Bach: Cantatas Vol 41 / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1691 Release Date: 11/25/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Masaaki Suzuki,  Carolyn Sampson,  Peter Kooy
    Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
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  • 45.
    Bach: Trauerode BWV 198, Cantate BWV 78 / Herreweghe Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 501270 Release Date: 09/09/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Howard Crook,  Peter Kooy,  Ingrid Schmithüsen,  Charles Brett
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris
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  • 46.
    Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 39
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1641 Release Date: 05/27/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Concerto Palatino,  Carolyn Sampson,  Peter Kooy,  Robin Blaze  ... 
    Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
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  • 47.
    Handel: Hercules / Martini, Wemyss, Sämann, Schoch
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557960 Release Date: 05/27/2008   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Franz Schneider,  Nicola Wemyss,  Franz Vitzthum,  Gerlinde Sämann  ... 
    Conductor:  Joachim Carlos Martini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Junge Kantorei,  Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra
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  • 48.
    Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 38
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1631 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Carolyn Sampson,  Peter Kooy,  Gerd Türk
    Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
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  • 49.
    Bach: Mass In B Minor / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1701 Release Date: 10/30/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Gerd Türk,  Carolyn Sampson,  Robin Blaze,  Rachel Nicholls  ... 
    Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
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  • 50.
    Weill: Berliner Requiem, Vom Tod Im Wald, Violinkonzert
    Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord   Catalog: 1951422 Release Date: 07/10/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Kurt Weill
    Performer:  Peter Kooy,  Alexandre Laiter,  Elisabeth Glab
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Chorus Paris,  Musique Oblique
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