Niels Berentsen

Singer, Composer

Started in
2011
Finished PhD in
2016
Musician type
Singer, Composer
Host institution
Leiden University
Nationality
The Netherlands
Niels Berentsen

Niels Berentsen (1987) studied composition with Cornelis de Bondt and singing with Barbara Pearson at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. He participated in master classes of acclaimed early music performers such as Evelyn Tubb, Marcel Pérez, Eric Mentzel, Corina Marti, Peter van Heyghen and Jill Feldman. Niels is a member of the Ascoli Ensemble, dedicated to the performance of little-known Ars Nova music, and performs repertoires ranging from medieval to contemporary. Besides his activities as a performer he teaches historical ear training and improvisation at the Royal Conservatoire.

His docARTES doctoral defense took place on December 14, 2016 at Leiden University.