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Wilko Jordens was trained as a pianist and conductor at the Conservatory in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and studied with Thom Bollen, David Porcelijn and Kenneth Montgomery. He attended masterclasses Lied given by Udo Reinemann and by Hartmut Höll and Mitsuki Shirai.
As an opera repetiteur he worked at The National Opera in Amsterdam, Opera Zuid Maastricht, Reisopera Enschede and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and was freelance repetiteur in numerous other productions. He worked with many conductors, including Hans Vonk, Ed Spanjaard, Hartmut Haenchen, Ingo Metzmacher, Friedemann Layer und Stefan Klingele. He conducted performances of Nozze di Figaro, Zauberflöte and Lustigen Weiber von Windsor at Zomeropera Alden Biesen, Belgium. At this moment he works as Korrepetitor mit Dirigierverpflichtung at Theater Bielefeld, Germany, where he conducted concerts for children and performances of La scala di seta and Amadis des Gaules.