As a Tonmeister, Marcel is specialized in music recording, theatre sound design and mixing.
He graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Music in The Netherlands in Music Education (MEd) and Art of Sound (BMus). During his Tonmeister and Education studies he took advanced courses in trumpet, piano, singing, music theory, arranging, conducting, acoustics, psychology, electronics and producing.
Possessing thorough musical and technical knowledge, Marcel has mixed more than 5,000 shows over the last 20 years, enjoyed by an audience of over 8 million, working closely with internationally renowned designers (e.g., Steve Canyon Kennedy, John Shivers, Paul Groothuis, Jeroen ten Brinke, Paul Arditti and Gareth Owen), composers (e.g., Daniel Jobim, Phil Collins, Paul Bogaev, Stephen Brooker, Jim Abbott, Jeroen Sleyfer), soloists (e.g., Vanessa da Mata, Zizi Strallen, Matt Lee, Simone Kleinsma, Pia Douwes, Willem Nijholt, Chantal Janzen, Bill van Dijk, Marco Bakker, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) and many musicians.
He joined Disney’s creative sound team for Aida in Essen, Germany.
Marcel joined sound designer Paul Groothuis as his associate sound designer for Disney/CML’s Mary Poppins for shows in Vienna | The Ronacher (2014), Stuttgart | Stage Apollo Theatre (2016), the UK tour | Alhambra Theatre Bradford | WMC Cardiff (2016), Zurich | Theater 11 (2017) and Dubai | Opera (2017). Upcoming: Theater an der Elbe | Hamburg (2018).
In April-July 2017 Marcel was consultant for the sound design of A New Brain by William Finn & James Lapin produced by De Kernploeg in Amsterdam.
In his work, Marcel forms an important bridge between the artistic vision of the show designers, the language of musicians and soloists, the technical team and the audience.
Alongside musical theatre, Marcel works as Sound Design Consultant for The Space Factory in Lyon, France. Also as recording and balance engineer on a variety of educational and commercial productions.