MARIT BROEKROELOFS (b 1968 )
Baroque cellist and violist Marit Broekroelofs (1968) studied at the Schumann Akademie and ArtEZ conservatory in Zwolle (Netherlands). Already during her studies she fully dedicated herself to Early Music. Besides being a teacher she is a freelance musician and works thoughout the Netherlands.
As artistic director of the Margaretha Consort she has very interesting views about performing music of the 17th century. She is convinced that, in order to perform this music well, one needs to project oneself into the mind of the musician and human being of that time. This means that one has to be skilled in the fields of Latin, history, literature, philosophy, rhetoric and of course polyphony. For how can music better be understood and performed than by knowing what the 17th century man lived for, thought and went through? Only then one can (approximately) understand and express how this music was written.
With great delicacy Marit Broekroelofs knows how to place sound and message in a balanced perspective. She leads the musicians as concert master, has a good overview and a natural authority, knowing very well how to deal with everyone’s responsibility and expertise. She presents her ideas to the group and then leaves creating the color or sound image to the musicians.