Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam




The Dutch tenor Erik Slik studied with Henny Diemer at the Utrecht Conservatory and is coached by Margreet Honig. He made it to the final of the Cristina Deutekom Competition in 2009 and was for some time a member of the music theatre ensemble of Theater&Philharmonie Thüringen in Germany.

At the Dutch National Opera, he has appeared in productions of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Puccini’s La fanciulla del West, Wagner’s Parsifal and Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten. With De Nederlandse Reisopera, he has sung roles including Gonzalve in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole and Don Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. He sang the leading role in the 2015 world premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Day After with Holland Opera. Slik is also in high demand as a concert soloist both in and outside the Netherlands. His repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Passions, Britten’s Spring Symphony and Hans Werner Henze’s Voices. He has been a member of Frommermann since 2014.

Slik will be making his first guest appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2018–19 season.