Ton Koopman

Biography

Born: October 12, 1944; Zwolle, The Netherlands  
By his twenties, Antonius "Ton" Koopman was already carving a musical niche for himself in which he would rise to become one of the world's most prominent performers in the early music movement. Koopman was born in the Dutch town of Zwolle in 1944. After what he describes as a "classical education," he went to Amsterdam to study organ (with Simon C. Jansen), harpsichord (with Gustav Leonhardt), and musicology. Koopman's musical interests from the Read more outset centered upon the re-creation of older musics on their original instruments in a thoroughly researched historical performing style. He founded his first Baroque orchestra in 1966, followed by an exuberant career (40 years and counting) of mingled performance, conducting, and scholarship.

As a keyboardist, Ton Koopman has appeared on the most prestigious concert stages of five continents and has produced an extensive discography on Erato, Philips, Sony, Teldec, and other labels. He has concertized on many of the greatest historical organs throughout Europe. He plays harpsichord while leading the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (both of which he also founded), in addition to giving regular guest performances with professional orchestras throughout the world. He has taught harpsichord at the Sweelinck conservatory, serves as a professor of harpsichord at the Hague's Royal Conservatory, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Koopman's first international prizes -- a pair of Prix d'Excellence -- came for his performances on organ and harpsichord.

Koopman's work as a conductor of early music has garnered him a wealth of further awards, including two Edison Prizes, a 3M Prize, a Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, a French Grand Prix du Disque and Prix Hector Berlioz, Grammy nominations in both the U.S. and Britain, and the Silver Phonograph from the Dutch recording industry. Much of his recorded work has been with the period instrument ensemble the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, which he founded in 1979. Together, Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque have produced scores of recordings; Biber, Charpentier, Handel, Mozart, Purcell, and Vivaldi have been featured, though Koopman is best known now for his massive projects with recording the music of J.S. Bach. Between 1994 and 2004 he conducted and recorded the entire corpus of Bach's cantatas; other projects have included the complete Bach organ works and Passions (including Koopman's own reconstruction of the lost Markuspassion). Finally, Koopman maintains an incredibly active schedule as guest conductor, as well as a lengthy publishing career. Read less
C.P.E. Bach: 6 Organ Sonatas / Ton Koopman
Release Date: 08/12/2014   Label: Challenge  
Catalog: 72260   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 51.
    Haydn: 6 Organ Concertos / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orch
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 416452 Release Date: 12/10/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
    Conductor:  Ton Koopman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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  • 52.
    Poulenc: Concerto Pour Orgue, Concert Champêtre / Conlon, Alain, Koopman
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 88141 Release Date: 12/10/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Marie-Claire Alain,  Ton Koopman
    Conductor:  James Conlon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 53.
    The Essential Bach
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2056768 Release Date: 11/20/2007   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Joanna MacGregor,  Andrei Gavrilov,  Ruth Holton,  Matthias Rexhorth  ... 
    Conductor:  Georg Christoph Biller,  Gottfried Von der Goltz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Thomaner Choir,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra  ... 
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  • 54.
    The Ultimate Classical Christmas / Ma, Domingo, Battle
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 714332 Release Date: 10/23/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Praetorius,  Traditional,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Xaver Gruber  ... 
    Performer:  Frederica Von Stade,  Kathleen Battle,  Marilyn Horne,  Michael Bolton  ... 
    Conductor:  André Previn,  John T. Williams,  Jerold Ottley,  Steven Mercurio  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  American Boychoir,  Tanglewood Festival Chorus  ... 
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  • 55.
    Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IV - Organ Works Vol 2 / Ton Koopman
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72243 Release Date: 10/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
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  • 56.
    Buxtehude: Opera Omnia Vol III - Organ Works Vol 1 / Ton Koopman
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72242 Release Date: 09/04/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
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  • 57.
    Puer Nobis Nascitur - Christmas Carols
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72234 Release Date: 09/04/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis-Claude Daquin,  John Bull,  Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck,  Jean-François Dandrieu  ... 
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
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  • 58.
    Handel: Organ Concertos / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 462760 Release Date: 06/12/2007   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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  • 59.
    Bach: Kaffee Kantate / Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72280 Release Date: 02/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Paul Agnew,  Anne Grimm,  Klaus Mertens,  Ton Koopman  ... 
    Conductor:  Ton Koopman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Choir,  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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  • 60.
    Appassionato / Yo-yo Ma
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 702668 Release Date: 01/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John T. Williams,  César Franck,  George Gershwin,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  John T. Williams,  Yo-Yo Ma,  Kathryn Stott,  Jeffrey Kahane  ... 
    Conductor:  Ton Koopman,  Eugene Ormandy,  Ennio Morricone,  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra,  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra  ... 
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  • 61.
    Buxtehude: Opera Omnia I - Harpsichord Works Vol 1 / Ton Koopman
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72240 Release Date: 10/10/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
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  • 62.
    Great Composers - Johann Sebastion Bach
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4119 Release Date: 09/26/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Ton Koopman,  Joanna MacGregor,  Kenneth Branagh,  Jacques Loussier  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig St Thomas Church Choir,  Monteverdi Choir,  English Baroque Soloists
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  • 63.
    The Knot Collection Of Ceremony & Wedding Music
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 92826 Release Date: 05/02/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stanley,  Henry Purcell,  George Frideric Handel,  Aaron Copland  ... 
    Performer:  Wynton Marsalis,  Edward Carroll,  William Neil,  Yo-Yo Ma  ... 
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman,  Edward Carroll,  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Richard Kapp  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Chamber Soloists of Washington,  Utah Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 64.
    The Best Baroque Album In The World...ever!
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54468 Release Date: 04/04/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Henry Purcell,  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  George Malcolm,  Wayne Marshall,  Anthony Bailes,  Bob van Asperen  ... 
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Sir Philip Ledger,  Wolfgang Gönnenwein,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Menuhin Festival Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble  ... 
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  • 65.
    The Most Relaxing Bach Album In The World...ever!
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 53359 Release Date: 03/21/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Stanislav Bunin,  Andrei Gavrilov,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Christian Ferras  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Leopold Stokowski,  Richard Stamp  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Bath Festival Orchestra,  Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 66.
    Bach: Cantatas Vol 20 / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72220 Release Date: 02/14/2006   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Katharina Spreckelsen,  Bogna Bartosz,  Sandrine Piau,  Klaus Mertens  ... 
    Conductor:  Ton Koopman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Choir,  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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  • 67.
    Complete Mozart Edition 9 - Piano Music
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 000575602 Release Date: 02/14/2006   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida,  Ingrid Haebler,  Ton Koopman,  Tini Mathot
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  • 68.
    Complete Mozart Edition 4 - Piano Concertos
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 000568902 Release Date: 01/10/2006   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Alfred Brendel,  Imogen Cooper,  Semyon Bychkov,  Marielle Labèque  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Semyon Bychkov,  Ton Koopman,  Eduard Melkus
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra  ... 
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  • 69.
    Bach: Cantatas Vol 19 / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72219 Release Date: 10/11/2005   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Marlis Petersen,  Klaus Mertens,  Bogna Bartosz,  Sandrine Piau  ... 
    Conductor:  Ton Koopman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Choir,  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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  • 70.
    The Essential Yo-Yo Ma
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 93927 Release Date: 08/16/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Carlos Jobim,  Antonín Dvorák,  Johannes Brahms,  Joseph Brackett  ... 
    Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma,  Kathryn Stott,  Nilson Matta,  Rosa Passos  ... 
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur,  Ennio Morricone,  Chen Xieyang,  Tan Dun  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra,  Claude Bolling Ensemble  ... 
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  • 71.
    Locatelli - Italian Music Master In Amsterdam / Koopman
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72134 Release Date: 08/09/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Pietro Antonio Locatelli
    Performer:  Margaret Faultless,  Ton Koopman
    Conductor:  Ton Koopman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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  • 72.
    Bach: Cantatas Vol 17 / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72217 Release Date: 03/15/2005   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Klaus Mertens,  Paul Agnew,  Sandrine Piau,  Bogna Bartosz  ... 
    Conductor:  Ton Koopman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra,  Amsterdam Baroque Choir
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  • 73.
    Ton Koopman Plays Bach - Organ Works, Harpsichord Pieces, Arias / Koopman, Mertens
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2050348 Release Date: 09/21/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Ton Koopman,  Klaus Mertens
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  • 74.
    Glorious Pipes - Organ Music / Dupré, Cochereau, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000310102 Release Date: 08/10/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Charles-Marie Widor,  Olivier Messiaen,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Ton Koopman,  Simon Preston,  Pierre Cochereau,  Thomas Trotter  ... 
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  • 75.
    Bach: Harpsichord Concertos 1052, 1053, 1056, 1057 / Koopman
    Label: Elatus   Catalog: 4603292 Release Date: 04/19/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Ton Koopman
    Conductor:  Ton Koopman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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