Bobbie Blommesteijn (1989) fell madly in love with choral music when she was admitted to the Haarlem Choir School and the associated Cathedral Choir St. Bavo at the age of seven. There she also had the opportunity to gain experience in concert halls throughout Europe at a young age. She is still deeply grateful for that. She continued her musical education at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she studied with Manon Heijne and Sasja Hunnego, among others.
Bobbie is an experienced and sought-after ensemble singer, and in addition to her work with the Nederlands Kamerkoor, she works with, among others, Cappella Amsterdam, Collegium Vocale Gent, the soloists of the Balthasar Neumann Chor, Arcangelo and Voces8. With these ensembles she performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and the Royal Albert Hall in London. In addition to her ensemble work, she can also regularly be heard as a soloist in Cantatas and Oratorios.
In addition to her love for choral music, she developed a fascination for (entertainment) theater and cabaret. After the conservatory, she studied Theater Studies at the University of Amsterdam, where she focused on theater history, and cabaret history in particular, during both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In addition to her work as a singer, she worked as a freelance reviewer, writer and researcher, and contributed to the publication ‘1001 women in the 20th century’.
In her spare time, Bobbie enjoys reading books, playing (board) games, pottery, cooking and traveling. Preferably to a place where she can make optimal use of her diving license! She lives in Haarlem with her ginger cat Jannes and a bunch of houseplants.