Anke van der Kooij Anke van der Kooij
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Anke van der Kooij was born in Delft, Holland, on the 7th of September 1980. She studied singing at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where she got her degree in May 2005. She studied there with Sasja Hunnego and Gerda van Zelm. Now she studies with Liesbeth Damen.

She sang in many projects, in the oratorio and opera repertoire. Amongst others she sang the roles of Adalgisa in Norma (Bellini) and Dido in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) In the oratorio repertoire she recently sang the soprano solos in Fauré's Requiem, Jansen's Requiem (with the composer, CD recording in February 2006), and Blackford's Mirror of Perfection. She sang all of the Wesendonck Lieder with orchestra, and sang in many opera recitals amongst others aria's of Mimi (La Bohème), Desdemona (Othello), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marguerite (Faust - Gounod), Michaela (Carmen), Marzelline (Beethoven) etc. On the 5th of July latest, she sang in the well known radioprogramme of Opera Pietje in a theatre in Zaandam.

She finds it very important to share her experience in singing with others, so she teaches singing lessons and courses, and she is the conductor of youth choir 'Rejoice'

De prachtig warme sopraan Anke van der Kooij dwong bewondering af met een indringende voordracht en fraaie stijl en timing. Een zangeres met grote toekomst.