Light music
Bruno Basta, Nico vd Linden Trio, solo-Touch, Metropole Orchestra, Blueline Bigband, Intuition, Súld, Gudmundur Ingolfsson, Gammar, Orfeo, Ljódabrot, Terji & Fóstufressar, the Monitors, Les Valiants

Classical music
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Radio Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Simfonica de Barcelona y Nacional de Catalunya, the APHO -Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Early music
The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Freiburger Baroque Orchestra, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, La Petite Bande, Les Agrémens, Daniel Sepec, Gustav Leonardt, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Clarini Trumpet Consort, Festival Orchestra Göttingen, Dutch Bach Society (Ned. Bach Vereniging), Residence Bach Orchestra, Bach Collegium Japan, Orchestra Libera Classica, La Stravaganza, J. Chr. Bach Academy Cologne, Cristofori, Das Neue Orchester, L’arte del Mondo, Florilegium Musicum, Ensemble Resonanz (Hamburg), Collegium Vocale Siegen, Kölner Akademie

Contemporary music
Ýmir Ensemble (Iceland), Asko Ensemble, the Uitkrant (Martin van Dynhoven), Xenakis Ensemble, Radio Chamber Orchestra (NL), Icelandic Chamber Music Ensemble (Kammersveit Reykjavíkur), Icelandic Youth Orchestra, Icelandic Symphony Orchestra

Other music (world, folk):
Jeremy Donovan and Clarini Trumpet Consort, Instrumental Doelen Christmas Concert, Vikivaki

Solo cd ‘Touch’
Availiable again soon

The accompanying booklet is very extensive with a personal note to the tracks and lots of pictures.



"It's always been my ambition to bring different sounds, rhythms, colours and structures together. From the touch of a hand on a drum to the heartbeat of a stick. Of primitive rhythms on wood and calfhead skins, through bare hands on timpani and bass drum, to dreams behind the piano surrounded by drums, finally ending jazzy and funky on the kit. These are my musical roots, which I hope you will enjoy. My sincerest thanks go out to Edwin van der Kley, Director and founder of Siltech Corporation, who gave me this opportunity. And Eelco Grimm, the most musical technical freak I've ever met! They made my dream come true". Signed, Maarten van der Valk.

To obtain the published music of some pieces go to Dutch Music Partners’ 

  • For 'Pulse': click here
  • For 'Funky Timps' click here
  • For 'Funky Drums' click here
  • For 'Fantasy for Alto Sax and Drums' click here

Special cd events

The CD 'Exceptional masterpieces' (2001) was a project in coöperation with Combattimento
Consort Amsterdam. Maarten contributed as a soloist in one of the pieces (a work with five timpani
by J.S. Endler) as well as the Recording Producer, responsible for the whole production.

In 2009 Maarten was Recording Supervisor for an album of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth
Century, an album released by Glossa with works for Horn (Teunis van der Zwart) and Orchestra by
W.A. Mozart.

In 2012 Maarten has participated in the final editing of a new CD-box of the
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century under Frans Brüggen with all the nine ‘live’ recorded
Beethoven symphonies. (October 2011) Released by Glossa.