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About Martien Maas

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Martien Maas

Martien Maas (1963, Deurne) is a Dutch pianist, conductor and music educator.

He studied classical piano with Ton Demmers at the ‘Brabants Conservatorium’ and had masterclasses with, among others, György Sebök and Ivo Pogorelich. He obtained his bachelor diploma ‘classical piano’ (1988) and his diploma as a ‘Performing musician’ (1990). Also, he graduated as a ‘Collaborative pianist’ (1992). Moreover, he obtained his diploma ‘Wind band conducting’ (1988) and ‘Music education’ (1987) at the ‘Brabants Conservatorium’ in Tilburg.


Martien Maas is active as a soloist, collaborative pianist and conductor. As a pianist, he performed with, among others, Steven Mead, Peter Damm, Andreas van Zoelen, Claude Delangle and Walter Boeykens. He appeared on radio and television and made several CD recordings. Except in the Netherlands, he also performed in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Spain. As a conductor he worked with several orchestras. Together with Jan Cober he conducted the royal symphonic wind orchestra Deurne (‘Koninklijke Harmonie Deurne’) from 1998 to 2002.


Martien Maas is currently a teacher, collaborative pianist (correpetitor) and, since 2019, 'International Relations Coordinator' at the 'Academy of Music and Performing Arts' (former 'Fontys Conservatorium') in Tilburg. From 2010 until 2020 he was the chairman of the examination board at this institute. He is also active as a freelance pianist. Besides this, he is currently the principal conductor of 3 orchestras: The Symphonic Wind Orchestra ‘De Vriendenkrans Heel’, The Royal Symphonic Wind Orchestra ‘Koninklijke Harmonie Deurne’ and the ‘Police wind orchestra East-Brabant’. With these orchestras, he worked with many artists and made concert tours to China, Czech Rebublic, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Poland.

In November 2017, Martien Maas has received a Royal Award: Knight in the order of Oranje-Nassau.

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