Dutch baritone MATTIJS VAN DE WOERD studied at the Rotterdam and Amsterdam conservatoires with Sylvia Schlüter, Maarten Koningsberger, and Margreet Honig. He took part in master classes by Barbara Bonney, Sir Thomas Allen, Rudolf Jansen, and Roger Vignoles. In 2001 Mattijs won the Vriendenkrans and Concertgebouw prizes. In 2003 he was awarded first prize at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in London.
Mattijs has worked with Dutch National Opera, Nederlandse Reisopera, Opéra La Monnaie Brussels, Opéra Monte-Carlo, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Northern Sinfonia, Asko|Schönberg, Ebony Band, Combattimento, and Nieuw Ensemble with conductors such as Jaap van Zweden, Herbert Blomstedt, Marc Albrecht, Ed Spanjaard, Lawrence Foster, Marc Minkowski, Jos van Veldhoven, Peter Eötvös, Jan Willem de Vriend, Kenneth Montgomery, Daniel Reuss, Tan Dun, Thomas Zehetmair, and Frans Brüggen.
Mattijs has participated in numerous radio, CD, and DVD recordings, interpreting music ranging from Bach’s Johannes-Passion to Martin’s Golgotha. He is a member of Frommermann (an ensemble devoted to light music of the 1930s and ’40s) and the Splendor Amsterdam artists’ collective.