Singing is dancing with the voice.
The essence behind a voice is perceived 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.
Degrees and courses
2019: Master of Music, choir conducting, at
the Utrecht Conservatory, with
2016: Applicatieopleiding koordirectie voor
vakmusici at the Utrecht Conservatory,
a conducting course of a year for
2014: Kurt Thomas Cursus, Utrecht, NL
a choral conducting course
2009: 3 year singing studies in Helsinki,
Finland, at Snellman-Korkeakoulu,
with Christiaan Boele.
2005: Bachelor of Music, Singing, at
Hogeschool Helicon/Vrije Muziek
Academie with Mariola Niedzielska and
Experience as a choral conductor
2019-present: principal conductor of the chamber choir MusiCanta in Zeist.
2018-present: principal conductor of the Widar Choir in Zeist.
2017-present: principal conductor of the female choir Amata in Zeist.
2013-2017: principal conductor of the Projectkoor in Almen.
2016-2017: principal conductor of the Werbeck Choir in Groningen.
2011-2015: singing teacher and choral conductor at the singing school of Snellman- Korkeakoulu.
2009-2016: principal conductor of the chamber choir Aava (Helsinki).
Singer and singing teacher
In the Netherlands and Finland, Janneke works as a performing artist, teacher and choral director.
Janneke’s solo repertoire ranges from classical and 20th century art songs to the passionate songs of Argentine Tango.
Composer and arranger
During her Masters studies Janneke followed composition lessons from Caroline Ansink and several courses on arranging. Janneke has grown passion for composing and arranging and made arrangements for choir of many songs and several compositions.
And much more experience
Janneke also studied singing with other great teachers such as Jürgen Schriefer, Christa Waltjen and Sinikka Mikkola.
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.
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.