foto by Annelies van der Vegt
Maarten van der Valk is a professional allround freelance musician. As a timpanist, percussionist and drummer he has been active in both the Dutch and the international music scene for over fourty years now.
His main band is the ‘Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century’, founded by the late Frans Brüggen.
As a timpanist with this orchestra Maarten has been performing at all major Dutch- and international concerthalls since April 1984. So far they have toured a 131 times and recorded over 70 cd’s plus a number of dvd's.
In August 2016 Tour number 132 will take place and further in 2016 and 2017 more spectaculour tours number 133 to 142 will follow! Check the website www.orchestra18c.com
Furthermore Maarten performs and tours with many other outstanding ensembles from all over the world. In the Netherlands of course, but even more frequent in other countries such as Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Switserland, Austria, Italy, the USA and Japan. (see page CV)
Up to now he has participated on over a 160 cd-recordings with these- and other various ensembles.
On his solo album 'Touch' from 1999 you can listen to all his timeless musical favorites.