Biography – English

The Dutch mezzo-soprano Eline Welle started her musical education with piano lessons at the age of 6. She won various competitions and at the age of 11 she played her first piano concerto with orchestra on tour in France.

Her first singing experience was as a member of the National Children’s Choir, where she had many early opportunities to sing with world-class conductors, including Ricardo Chailly, Edo de Waart, Jaap van Zweden, Bernard Haitink, Simon Rattle and Nicholas Harnoncourt.

In 2009 Eline was admitted for both Piano and Classical Singing at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She studied singing with Valerie Guillorit and Sasja Hunnego, passing her Bachelor exam in 2014 and acquiring the title Master of Music in June 2016.

In 2014/2015 Eline took part in the International Lied Masterclass by Christianne Stotijn in Brussels. She has participated in masterclasses with Margreet Honing, Ira Siff, Emma Kirkby, Claron McFadden, Maarten Koningsberger, Udo Reinemann, Meinard Kraak and Barbara Kozelj, and has worked with such stage directors as Floris Visser, David Prins and Elsina Jansen. In 2017 she took part in the Performing Opera Summer Course, Grachtenfestival.

Eline performs as a soloist both in the Netherlands and abroad. She is also passionate about chamber music, ensemble singing and teaching.
She is a member of the Helios Trio (Iteka Wijbenga, viola and Laurens de Man, piano) with which she performed at the Harmos Festival in Portugal and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

On various tours with the Dutch Symphonic Wind Orchestra she has sung arias and songs by composers such as Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Bizet, Bernstein and Offenbach.
Together with Eric Vaarzon Morel and Oene van Geel she performed parts form the Flamenco Opera El Greco.

Her oratorio experience includes solos in Bach’s St Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Hohe Messe, and various (solo)cantatas, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in c minor, Handel’s Messiah and Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater.

Since 2011 Eline has been active as a singing teacher at the New Vocal Amsterdam, where she was later appointed as coach, becoming conductor of the Talent Choirs in 2015. She rehearsed the children’s choir for the Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, Das Floss der Medusa by Hans Werner Henze and Oedipe by Enescu at the Dutch National Opera. In 2016 she completed the Kurt Thomas Course for choir conducting, level D (professional chamber choir).