Welcome to the website of Klaas-Jan de Groot!
Klaas-Jan de Groot is a young Dutch conductor and repetiteur. He finished an undergraduate conducting in the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, and postgraduate (MA) in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff (GB).
After completing his studies in 2015, he has worked for Dutch National Opera as assistant conductor (Cimarosa – Il matrimonio segreto) and for Opera Zuid as repetiteur (Puccini – La Bohème). As repetiteur he has also worked for the choir of Collegium Vocale Gent (Mahler 3 and Haydn Schöpfung).
In the season 2016-17 he worked as assistant-chorus master at the chorus of Dutch National Opera on ‘Jephtha’ by Handel and ‘Parsifal’ by Wagner, and as chorus master on Die Entführung aus dem Serail. He worked as assistant conductor and chorus master at Opera Zuid in Maastricht for their production of ‘Il barbiere di Siviglia’ by Rossini.
For the season 2017-2018 Klaas-Jan was appointed assistant chorus master at Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. In the spring of 2018 Klaas-Jan will be back at Opera Zuid to be chorus master and assistant conductor for ‘Un ballo in maschera’ by Verdi.