"Mathilde, that is a voice in a million ... She is an artist, that woman. "

Toon Hermans (famous Dutch Entertainer)

"Mathilde is a Dutch national treasure."

Todd Rundgren

 

Mathilde

Mathilde started singing at 11-years of age. Although her crystal clear voice and talent were recognized immediately, she knew that her singing career would be 'different'. Before her sixteenth Mathilde signed a record contract, to protect what we recognise today as an enormous legacy spanning a long career of artistic achievement and satisfying a huge craving for musical quality and an almost elusive versatility as a singer.

Achievements

Throughout her career Mathilde has won three Edison, a Golden Harp, and has had chart success with songs like Wonderful life and Beautiful people. In the early stages of her career Mathilde’s repertoire was mainly sung in English . Later she made a lasting impression with renditions in her native Dutch  with songs like “Apples on the table cloth“,featured together with a video clip  by Erwin Olaf and “Inspiration” from the musical Joe . For her important body of work Mathilde received in 2007, a royal honour -Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

Versatility

In addition to recording albums Mathilde has made more than ten radio and television appearances with the Metropole Orchestra and recently realized the fulfilling of a personal dream when the internationally acclaimed musician Todd Rundgren invited her (on no less than two occasions !)to share the stage with him . Mathilde's career, has also seen her starring in two big musical productions ,as well as performing for the past 30 years with a various bands and guest musicians in theatres and on stages both National and International.

Mathilde now

Anno 2017 Mathilde is still making fine music. Her last album: Both Sides Now, the songs of Joni Mitchell (live) - 2016. The concert achieved a four star rating  from the broad sheet press critics. Mathilde is regularly heard in Dutch theatres, the Amsterdam North Sea Jazz Club and  many other fine venues through out the country. Providing guest appearances for among others Sven Ratzke and Thijs Borsten. Because of her great love for the beauty of the acoustic music Mathilde has also (riding the current trend  for intimate musical  performances), provided a series of living room concerts.

Mathilde is at a point in her career when she would like to pass on her extensive knowledge and expertise in music. and therefore has established  her own personal  vocal studio in Amsterdam where she can tutor singers of all ages and levels ,providing Master classes in technique and musical expression.

Media

Mathilde ’s World is music and she regularly appears on  the radio and television programs talking over her passion for the subject For a while she even had her very own radio show:  in Amsterdam in which Mathilde FM discussed the many aspects of  music ,making music and all its facets with fellow professionals and students new to the industry.

albums

Both Sides Now, the songs of Joni Mitchell (live) - 2016
Santing is coming to town - 2015
Fast Piet went out biking - 2014
Half moons, whole truths and heartbreaks (live) - 2013
Luck be a lady - 2011
Forty nine - 2008
Under your charms - 2006
Ne9en lives - 2003
New Amsterdam - 2001
To others to one - 1999
Matilde, Matilde - 1997
Choosy Mathilde Santing live! - 1996
Ballads - 1994
Under a blue roof - 1994
Texas Girl and Pretty Boy, Mathilde Santing sings Randy Newman - 1993
The best of Mathilde Santing - 1992
Carried Away - 1991
Breast and brow - 1989
Out of this dream - 1987
Water under the bridge - 1984
Mathilde Santing - 1982