Aljosja Mietus (The Netherlands, 1990) received his first piano lessons when he was eight years old, but switched to the harpsichord at the age of twelve, having lessons with Menno van Delft and later with Tilman Gey. After finishing his secondary education at the Barlaeus Gymnasium in Amsterdam, he started his Theology studies at Leiden University where he graduated in 2012. During his Theology studies he started his harpsichord and basso continuo studies at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with Jacques Ogg and Patrick Ayrton. He finished his Bachelor’s in 2014 and started his Master’s at the same institute with Jacques Ogg and Kris Verhelst, for which he graduated cum laude in 2016.
Aljosja has performed in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Italy and worked with conductors such as Pieter-Jan Belder, Peter van Heyghen en Charles Toet. He has performed at various renowned music festivals, such as the chamber music festival Utrecht and the chamber music festival Den Haag. He is the principal organist of the DEG in Amsterdam and is also active as a harpsichord teacher.
Since 2011 het forms a musical duo with recorder player Thomas Triesschijn.