Arturo den Hartog is a Surinamese-Dutch countertenor and recent third prize and audience award winner at the Princes Christina Concours in his region.
He started his solo singing at the age of 8 in the church in Suriname. That's where his love for music began. Shortly after, he became one of the first students at the Cathedral Choir School in Paramaribo and quickly grew into singing solos at increasingly bigger concerts and events and became a regular singer in the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Basilica. Some special concerts where he performed as a soloist were the annual concerts of the Cathedral Choir School, the dedication of the Cathedral to Basilica and in the UNASUR meeting for all presidents of South America.
Four years ago, he left for the Netherlands to continue studying at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. From his first year onwards, he sang music by Bach, Britten, Scarlatti, Adamo and Händel, but also sang beautiful music of several contemporary composers. He also played in the performance of the opera Radamisto by Händel of the Dutch National Opera Academy.
Recently, Arturo sung his first series of concerts with Holland Baroque and sang for a second time in a row in concerts at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. Now he’s looking forward to upcoming engagements with several contemporary composers, a tour with Holland Baroque to Suriname and the title role in a newly written youth-opera at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam.