Daniel Elgersma

Daniel Elgersma
© Ola Renska

Countertenor Daniel Elgersma (1988) started singing as a boy soprano at age 6 in the Martini Boyschoir Sneek where he soon became a chorister. As a countertenor he obtained a Bachelor- and Master degree in Early Music Singing at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. During his Masters he specialized in Ornamentation in early 17th century English Music. He was coached by Michael Chance, Peter Kooij, Jill Feldman and Lenie van den Heuvel.

At age 17 Daniel debuted as a countertenor soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Other soloistic activities were soon to follow, such as Purcell recitals with Lucy van Dael and Bach’s alto-solo cantatas with Klaas Stok.

Daniel performs with established conductors and ensemble in the Early Music field. As a soloist he worked with Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Masaaki Suzuki, Joshua Rifkin, Jean Tubéry and Daniel Reuss. He also actively performs with Early Music ensembles Vox Luminis (Lionel Meunier) and Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam (Harry van der Kamp).

Most recent performances as a soloist include Bach cantatas with Lars
Ulrik Mortensen and Masaaki Suzuki, Purcell’s King Arthur with Jean Tubéry, English Music and Bach’s Lutheran Masses with Daniel Reuss.