Turiya Haudenhuyse



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Belgian-Indian soprano, Turiya Haudenhuyse has been praised for her “charisma and stage presence” (New Tenuto). She is the winner of the Audience Prize and Fourth Prize in the New Tenuto Competition 2012 and received critical acclaim, mentioning her “soulfulness and virtuosity”.

She recently completed her Master of Vocal Performance with Distinction at the Royal College of Music where she studied with Amanda Roocroft supported by a Neville Wathen Award and the Josephine Baker Trust. She has also been generously supported by the Mosetti and Dénéréaz Foundations while finishing her Master of Arts in Concert Performance at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne with Jeannette Fischer for which she received a Prize for the Best Recital.

On the operatic stage she appeared in the roles of Iphigénie in Iphigénie en Tauride (Euphonia Opera), Annina in La Traviata (Clonter Opera), Cinders in the world premiere of The Hive (Grimeborn Festival), Kirsten in the world premiere of Der Eisenhut (Tête à Tête Opera), Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Rye Arts Festival), Papagena in Die Zauberflöte (RCM International Opera School), Model in Henri Christiné’s Phi-Phi (Opéra Lausanne), and Suor Dolcina in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (LUCA School of Arts in Belgium).

On the concert platform Turiya has performed in France (Théâtre de Vienne), Switzerland, Belgium (Kursaal Oostende) and the United Kingdom. She enjoys performing as a recitalist and has a particular affinity with the Spanish song repertoire. Oratorio performances include Vivaldi’s Gloria and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat with the Capriccio Barockorchestra Basel.

Turiya is delighted to be a prizewinner of the 27th International Singing Competition Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg. She will make her German debut in the role of Mercédès in Carmen as part of their 2017 Summer Festival.