Dutch baritone Mattijs van de Woerd studied at the Rotterdam and Amsterdam Conservatoires with Sylvia Schlüter, Maarten Koningsberger and Margreet Honig. He participated in masterclasses by a.o. 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 the Nederlandse Opera, Nationale Reisopera, Opéra La Monnaie Brussels, Opéra Monte-Carlo, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Radio Kamer Filharmonie, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Brabants Orkest, Combattimento Consort, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Ebony Band, ASKO Ensemble, Northern Sinfonia and Nieuw Ensemble with conductors such as Kenneth Montgomery, Jaap van Zweden, Paul McCreesh, Herbert Blomstedt, Ed Spanjaard, Henk Guittart, Jos van Veldhoven, Peter Eötvös, Jan Willem de Vriend, Daniel Reuss, Lawrence Renes, Tan Dun, Thomas Zehetmair and Frans Brüggen.
In concert, Mattijs van de Woerd performed works as diverse as Carissimi’s Jepthe, Stravinsky’s Threni, Haydn’s Paukenmesse and Brahms’s Deutsches Requiem. His operatic appearances include the title role in Don Giovanni, Guglielmo/Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), Sid in Albert Herring and Traveller in Curlew River (Britten), Gendarme in Les Mamelles de Tirésias (Poulenc), Adario in Les Indes galantes (Rameau), Passagallo in L’opera seria (Gassmann), Jonathan in Siren Song (Dove) and Pausole in Les aventures du Roi Pausole (Honegger). Furthermore, Mattijs regularly appears in recital; in 2004 he made his début in the Concertgebouw Recital Series alongside accompanist Graham Johnson. Mattijs has participated in several radio, cd and dvd recordings, interpreting music ranging from Bach’s Johannes-Passion to Duruflé’s Messe “cum jubilo”. He is a member of Frommermann, an ensemble devoted to light music of the 1930s and 40s.