Truike van der Poel

Truike van der Poel, mezzo-soprano, studied classical philology in Leiden, later singing in The Hague and in parallel choral conducting in Rotterdam. After her conducting exam, she was a lecturer for choral conducting at the Hanover University of Music until 2001. In addition to the baroque and classical oratorio repertoire, she has made a name for herself in the field of new music and has given guest performances at international events such as the Warsaw Autumn, the Davos Festival, Musica Viva, the Alte Oper and IRCAM. Truike van der Poel regularly participated in the Balthasar Neumann Choir (Thomas Hengelbrock) and the Schola Heidelberg (Walter Nussbaum) and worked as a guest soloist with Ensemble L’Itinéraire and Ensemble Resonanz. She has sung as a soloist in premieres of vocal chamber music by Salvatore Sciarrino, Carola Bauckholt, René Leibowitz, and many others, and is a member of the Cologne Thürmchen Ensemble as a “voice”. Since 2007 she is a member of the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart.

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