"As a soprano Linde Schinkel strikes by a warm and clear voice in combination with an open performance in which she plays with the attention of the public."

Soprano Linde Schinkel earned her master's degree from the Fontys Conservatory, having studied with Xenia Meijer. She studied before with Frans Huijts and Roberta Alexander. She attended many master classes by, amongst others Carolyn Watkinson, Roberta Invernizzi, Evelyn Tubb, Johannette Zomer and Margreet Honig. She also received interpretation lessons from Richard Egarr, Fabio Bonizzoni and Skip Sempé.

Linde has sung solo parts in many oratorios, including Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Händel's Messiah, Requiem of Mozart, Hör mein Bitten of Mendelssohn. Spring 2013 she sang the soprano solo's from the Matthew Passion in Vienna, Brno and Prague. She was invited by the Norwegian Aust-Agder chamber orchestra to perform in Norway. She also performed as a soloist for the chamber orchestra Sinfonia Rotterdam.

Currently Linde is working together with two early music ensembles. In 2013 the first CD of ensemble Rood Hout was released that contains solocantatas by Telemann, Händel and Vivaldi.

Under the name VOX Muziektheater, she develops contemporary theatre with classical music. Her program "Vers Hartzeer", which includes baroque solo cantatas, won the audience award from the Ostadetheater in Amsterdam. She also performed with VOX a staged version of the Café Cantata of Bach during the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival. Linde is part of the Collective Kameroperahuis, with whom she played "Leonore's Fidelio" at the Opera Days of Rotterdam.

Contact: + 31 (0)6-11296623 / lindeschinkel@gmail.com