The essence behind a voice is perceived only through listening.
Listening and silence give both deepening and enrichment to the singing and to the whole of life.
The greater the inner silence, the stronger the ability to listen.
Singing is dancing with the voice.
Janneke Moes, born in Zeist, the Netherlands, started her singing studies with Mariola Niedzielska and Christiaan Boele at the conservatory in Zeist: Hogeschool Helicon/Vrije Muziek Academie. After graduating with a BA in 2005 she moved to Helsinki, Finland, where she continued her studies with Boele for three years at Snellman-Korkeakoulu. Janneke also studied with other great teachers such as Jürgen Schriefer, Christa Waltjen and Sinikka Mikkola.
Janneke sang in Soinninkajo Vocal Ensemble for over six years ('02-'08). With this group she gave about 200 concerts, including tours through Scandinavia, Middle-Europe and California.
Janneke’s solo repertoire ranges from classical and 20th century art songs to the passionate songs of Argentine Tango. In the Netherlands and Finland, Janneke works as a performing artist, teacher and choral director. In 2009 she became principal conductor of the chamber choir Aava (Helsinki). In the Netherlands she is the principal conductor of the Projectkoor in Almen and the Werbeck choir in Groningen. At the singing school of Snellman- Korkeakoulu she works as a singing teacher, and she leads several singing groups in Finland and in the Netherlands.
During the summer 2014 Janneke participated to the famous Kurt Thomas Cursus, a choral conducting course, which she completed successully. In the spring 2016 Janneke completed the Applicatieopleiding koordirectie voor vakmusici at the Utrecht Conservatory, a conducting course of a year for professional musicians. During the last few years Janneke has grown passion for composing and arranging. She has made arrangements of many songs and several compositions for her choir Aava. She has a few compositions hidden at home.
Janneke has studied intensively with the Schule der Stimmenthüllung, also known as Werbeck, since the year 2000. This vocal method, founded by the Swedish opera singer Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström (1879-1972), aims to free the voice of blockages so that it can sound effortless, free and natural in the space. A clear and harmonious quality of sound is often the result of working with this technique.