Founder and owner
Background artist agency Buro van Otterloo
After this period she decided to continue with her team Helena Gitzels, Gerdien van den Bosch (until 2011) and Bas van Otterloo, so she could give Buro van Otterloo her own signature.
Through new inspiration, insights and partners, good ideas arose for affordable quality in music and entertainment and a policy aimed at warm, long-term relationships.
According to Katelijne, there is a huge need for an artist agency that is more than just a booking agency. “Customers want you to think along and give helpful advice. You must understand what matters and above all that you need to feel where it needs to go: the purpose of the event. And that is what we underline with fitting entertainment, often tailor-made.”
As she is an engineer and worked in corporate business, she speaks the same language as academics from the top business community, she can translate the business engineering matter into music, acts, shows and stylish entertainment. Entertainment at a high level, it is possible! Katelijne is convinced of her added value and has proven it many times. She combines her singing career with great pleasure with her own Artists agency Buro van Otterloo.
Buro van Otterloo wants to respond to the increasing demand for advice regarding entertainment, the high quality, professionalism and flexibility of the artists and of course the affordability of the acts and the creative custom-made productions it delivers.
Together with her husband Bas van Otterloo, head of programming at the Metropole Orkest, producer, composer, arranger and bassist, she has a large personal musical network. She is in direct contact with many talented people and companies, known or not (yet to be) known.
“As creative director I am therefore responsible for the whole, a sort of architect for this artistic and also business agency. I find it a challenge to combine my experience in the music and television world with my academic training in Architectural Engineering. Best of both worlds actually, within my own company. I am very grateful, happy and proud of the people around me at the office, at home (husband, great man Bas, my son and my daughter) and in my special and personal social and business network, who provide me with advice and assistance.”
Constantly, she and her team are scouting for new talent that distinguishes itself in talent, quality and originality and also develops entertainment concepts and customized (opening) acts such as StringCats and Breakdance act, but also dance shows and complete dinner shows with various disciplines.
After all these years of music and shows she graduated from the Technical University, wrote her own songs, produced 4 solo albums of which 2 releases in Bangkok (Thailand), stood in the Dutch theaters and performed in the Netherlands, but also in countries like Germany, Thailand, France, Belgium and Switzerland. Katelijne shared the jazz stage with greats, such as Louis van Dijk, Thijs van Leer, Ruud Jacobs etc. She worked in the business sector for 4 years and started as an independent entrepreneur with her own artist agency Buro van Otterloo. Katelijne van Otterloo is an artistic entrepreneur who combines her skills as a conceptual thinker (engineer) with her passion and talent for music (singer, songwriter). An unique combination that can be found in the success of Buro van Otterloo!