Amy van Walsum

Profile

Voice type

Soprano

Nationality 

Netherlands / United Kingdom

Email

amyvanwalsum@icloud.com

Current studies

Master Specialized Music Performance – Oper

Vocal coach

Malin Hartelius 

 

Frau mit kurzen braunen Haaren blickt über die Schulter in die Kamera. Pinkes Hemd, Jeans-Hosen

Former musical studies

  • 2021–2023: MA Diploma Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Iván Ildikó (Budapest, Hungary) 
  • 2020–2021: Non-Degree, Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Magda Nador (Budapest, Hungary) 
  • 2015–2019: BA Diploma, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Maureen Brathwaite (Birmingham, England) 

CV

Most important projects/concerts:

  • 2023: Mrs Ansley, Roman Fever, G. Fekete, Opera Hall, Bucharest Academy of Music 
  • 2023: Lucia, The Rape of Lucretia, B. Britten, Paulay Ede Színhaz (Tokaj, Hungary)
  • 2023: Anna 1, Die sieben Todsünden, K.Weill, Opera Hall, Bucharest Academy of Music 
  • 2023: Serpetta, La finta giardiniera, W.A. Mozart, Bánffy Terem, Hungarian State Opera 
  • 2023: Anna 1, Die sieben Todsünden, K. Weill, Solti Hall, Zeneakadémia
  • 2022: Eurydice, Eurydice, M. Aucoin, Solti Hall, Zeneakadémia 
  • 2022: Mrs. Ansley, Roman Fever, G. Fekete, Bánffy Terem, Hungarian State Opera 
  • 2022: Ortensia,  Mirandolina, B. Martinu, Solti Hall, Zeneakadémia 

Competitions: 

  • 2020–21: Weingarten Scholar
  • 2022: Semi-finalist, Gabriela Benacková (Czech Republic)
  • 2022: Semi-finalist, Lazar Jovanovic (Serbia) 
  • 2022: 3rd Prize, Danubia Talents (Budapest, Hungary) 

Interview: Three questions for Amy van Walsum

Why are you studying opera? 

Because I believe modern opera is my calling in life and that I need to share my voice with the World.  

What was your first encounter with opera? 

I was very late coming to opera – I was obsessed with the musical RENT which inspired me to see La Boheme live! 

Which is your favourite opera and why? 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten. Just an absolutely stunning musical work – the mimicking of the iambic pentameter in the vocal line is incredible. All whilst combining the three other worldly realms into one cohesive piece is astounding.  

Braunhaarige Frau in auffälligem, schwarzen Kleid blickt direkt in die Kamera. Hintergrund schwarz, haare kurz