Soprano Eline Vandenheede, born in Belgium, has appeared on the concert platform throughout Europe. She began her vocal studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp with Stephanie Friede and is currently on the Guildhall Artist Masters Programme, studying with Susan Waters. September 2018, she will join the Guildhall Opera Course. Eline is grateful to be supported in her studies with a Guildhall Scholar Award, by Talent Unlimited and The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers.
In the spring of 2015, Eline made her operatic debut as Ilse in Frühlings Erwachen from Benoit Mernier, joining the IOA with conductor Filip Rathé and director Guy Joosten. July 2016 she sang the title role in Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon in a production from Leon Berger conducted by Paul McGrath. July 2017 she performed the role of the first moon woman in the newly commissioned opera by Andrew Norman called A Trip to the Moon with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Eline won the 2018 Franz-Schubert-Institut Lieder Prize. She has taken part in various masterclasses with artists such as Gerald Finley, Peter Konwitschny, Roger Vignoles, Amanda Roocroft, Stephan Loges and Yvonne Kenny.
Highlights in her recent and forthcoming engagements are performances at the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Hall, LSO St. Luke’s, ROH (covering Amore/Melantho in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria) and the Messiah with conductor John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s.