Bobbie Blommesteijn - Sopraan

Bobbie Blommesteijn (b. 1989) fell madly in love with choral music when she was admitted at age seven to the Haarlem Choir School and its Cathedral Choir St Bavo. There, she was also given the opportunity to gain concert hall experience throughout Europe at an early age. She is still intensely grateful for that. She continued her musical education at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she studied with Manon Heijne and Sasja Hunnego, among others.

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  Bobbie Blommesteijn - Sopraan

Bobbie is an experienced and much sought-after ensemble singer, and in addition to her work with the Netherlands Chamber Choir, she works with, among others, Cappella Amsterdam, Collegium Vocale Gent, the soloists of the Balthasar Neumann Chor, Arcangelo and Voces8. With these ensembles she has performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and the Royal Albert Hall in London. Besides her ensemble work, she can also be heard regularly as a soloist in Cantatas and Oratorios.

Theatre and cabaret

Besides her love of choral music, she developed a fascination for (entertainment) theatre and cabaret. After the conservatory, she went to study Theatre Science at the University of Amsterdam, where she focused on theatre history, and kleinkunstgeschiedenis in particular, during both her bachelor's and master's degrees. Thus, in addition to her work as a singer, she worked as a freelance reviewer, writer and researcher, and collaborated on the publication '1001 women in the 20th century'.

In her spare time, Bobbie enjoys reading books, playing (board) games, pottery, cooking and travelling. Preferably to a place where she can make full use of her diving licence! She lives in Haarlem with her red tomcat Jannes and a mess of houseplants.

"Highlights among the soloists [...] soprano Bobbie Blommesteijn with the sensitively sung hymn 'O salutaris hostia."

NRC 2024
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